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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 09:47 GMT 10:47 UK
Shot rap boss leaves US hospital
Marion "Suge" Knight
Knight had surgery to remove the bullet from his leg
Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has left hospital after being shot in the leg at an MTV awards pre-party last month.

Officials at Mount Sinai Medical Center would not release any other information about the record label owner, 40.

Knight had been at a party in Miami, Florida on 28 August, hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop star Kanye West.

Police have not yet made any arrests and have complained about lack of cooperation from witnesses. Knight's lawyer in was unavailable for comment.

Knight has had surgery to remove the bullet from his leg and repair a fractured bone.

'Gangsta rap style'

A witness to the shooting, Sonja Mauro who was a guest at the club, said at the time she heard a shot which rang out in the party's VIP section shortly before 1am and people began screaming and running.

"I was in there and I heard a pop and I ran out and got trampled," she said.

Knight's Death Row Records label, which he founded after a failed career as an American football player, became a huge success in the early 1990s.

It boasted rap stars such as Dr Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur, and brought the so-called "gangsta" rap style into the mainstream.

The label is now known as Tha Row.

Knight was recently fined $691 (389) after pleading no contest to making an illegal U-turn and driving without insurance.

An alleged marijuana possession was dismissed, after prosecutors found insufficient evidence to support it.

The record mogul was jailed for more than a week following his arrest in Barstow, California, on 5 February.

Knight was found to be violating parole at the time of his arrest, more than 50 miles from his home.




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