*Unfortunately the following items will probably come as no surprise to most. We can only shake our collective heads and be thankful it wasn’t worse.
We have reports on two incidents stemming from BET Awards “pre-parties.”
The first bit of negative news associated with the BET Experience/Awards weekend in LA involved a shooting in which one person was killed and four injured at a party in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles police officer Drake Madison says shots were reported at a Vermont Avenue venue establishment shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, killing one person and wounding four others.
Madison says it was not immediately clear whether the shooter attended the gathering or fired from outside. City News Service reports the shooting occurred at Monalizza Restaurant and Banquet Hall.
Madison says the party was related to the BET Awards, but it was not part of the official events.
Meanwhile Saturday night in Hollywood, a stabbing occurred at a BET Awards pre-party filled with rappers. The stabbing resulted in a serious injury and naturally TMZ has footage of the aftermath (see it below).
Law enforcement officials say a man in his 20s was stabbed inside Lure Nightclub Saturday night after a fight broke out … and in the video, he’s seen laying on the curb waiting for help while a panicked friend yells at cops to hurry the ambulance.
According to reports … the man was rushed to Cedars-Sinai and he’s currently in stable condition.
The party was hosted by rapper Meek Mill … and The Game was also in attendance.
So far, it doesn’t look like either were involved in the fight.
The BET Awards will air live tonight at 8pm Eastern.
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