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Rapper Tupac Shakur Shot

Mon., Sept. 9, 1996

Rapper Tupac Shakur and a record company executive were shot in a car as they rode down the city’s busy casino Strip, and Shakur was in critical condition Sunday.

It was the second shooting in two years for Shakur, who has a history of violence and trouble with the law.

Police didn’t know yet if Shakur and Death Row Records Chairman Marion “Suge” Knight were deliberately targeted or if the shooting was random, said police spokesman Greg McCurdy.

Police had made no arrests Sunday.

Shakur and Knight were traveling in a convoy of about 10 cars late Saturday, apparently headed to a nightclub, after watching the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon heavyweight title fight, police said.

Police said Knight was driving and no one else was in the car with them.

A car with four people inside pulled alongside at an intersection and one person opened fire.

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