On Saturday night, 19-year-old model Megan Hawkins was partying hard at Chris Brown’s pre-VMAs. Then a gunman came and started shooting up the place. Rap mogul Suge Knight was the intended target, but the gunman was either a very poor shot or his goal was just to wreak some mayhem. Not only did he miss all of Knight’s vital spots, but he also shot Hawkins in the butt with a stray bullet. Thanks to this, the incident wasn’t as disastrous as it could have been.
Like Knight, who walked out of the club despite being full of holes, Hawkins was quickly treated and is now out of any danger. In fact, the 5’11” blond model posted photos of herself while in hospital. Though she was using a walker, she smiled to the camera and even joked about her injury:
“My ass took a 9 mm and I’m keeping it as a souvenir.”
It’s a good thing she could joke about an injury that, if the aim was different, could have been potentially crippling or even fatal. She later took down the photos and her comment, though.
The police are currently investigating whether this was a gang-related shooting, as Knight, Chris Brown and even rapper Game all have connections to the Bloods. The assailant’s face and features were clearly caught on surveillance footage. However, witnesses have failed (or refused) to identify him. If it really was gang-related, it’s no wonder they are keeping mum.
The rumor mill has also been running wild. Some are claiming that Chris Brown was the intended target. They also claim his former friends, whom he cut off from his life when he left rehab, were behind the attack.
There’s a good chance this will remain an unsolved case, because even if the police identify the assailant, it’s highly unlikely anyone will snitch, from the witnesses to the victims. If so, people should protect themselves in future by avoiding parties hosted by known gang affiliates.