Leading up to Sunday night’s BET Awards, a man was stabbed at a pre-party Saturday night and transferred to a local hospital, a LAPD spokesperson confirmed.
The victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed at LA’s Lure Nightclub at 1439 Ivar Ave at 8:50, police say. He suffered a puncture wound and a laceration to the stomach. He is currently in stable condition. No suspect was named in the stabbing.
A separate incident occurred Sunday morning at the Monalizza Restaurant and Banquet Hall at 1161 N Vermont Avenue at 5:17 a.m. Police confirm that five were shot at the location after a gunman opened fire. Three were transferred to a local hospital and one of those three died. The suspect is still at large, and police say that there’s no word on whether the shooting was gang-related or not.
The events were not affiliated with BET or the BET Awards, according to a rep for the network.
“The two isolated incidents over the weekend occurred at locations with events that were unauthorized and unaffiliated with the BET Awards, BET Experience at L.A. LIVE or their partners,” according to a statement from BET. “Security remains the number one priority for all official BET events and the network and all organizers will continue to maintain a safe environment for all planned activities.”
This is not the first time the BET Awards have seen violence. In 2012, the awards show saw several incidents, including a fight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.
The BET Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, will take place Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre.