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*Law enforcement sources told TMZ they are focusing on a gang-related rivalry — resulting in a fight and then shooting, which broke out at Chris Brown‘s VMA party.

The shooting left Suge Knight — who Brown invited — with multiple bullet wounds.

Cops are focusing on not only Knight and Brown, but The Game as well for alleged gang affiliation with the Bloods. He even called his latest album, “Blood Money.”

Speaking of The Game, he  got into a fight outside of 1OAK early Sunday after he wasn’t allowed in. 

Suge Knight was one of many victims injured during the shooting. He’s currently recovering from his wounds.

Desirinng to clear his name, the former Death Row CEO’s family released a statement on his behalf via Sean Combs’ Revolt website:

“The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”

Reportedly, Brown was throwing up gangs signs at the party before the fight and even wore a red bandana while in the company of many gangbangers.

This could be bad news for Brown as the cops are investigating. He’s still on probation for beating up ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Watch footage of the shooting below: