Unfortunately, this news 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 Los Angeles involved a shooting in which one person was killed and four injured at a party.
Los Angeles police officer Drake Madison says shots were reported at a Vermont Avenue venue 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 that although the party was related to the BET Awards, it was not part of the official event schedule.
On Saturday night in Hollywood, a stabbing occurred at a BET Awards pre-party filled with rappers. The stabbing resulted in a serious injury and TMZ has footage of the aftermath (see it below).
Law enforcement officials say a man in his 20’s 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 Philly-born rapper Meek Mill. The Game was also in attendance.
Reports don’t indicate that either was involved in the altercation.
The annual BET Awards aired Sunday night live from the Staples Center.
(Photo: TMZ screenshot)