Police are investigating whether Chris Brown was actually the target early Sunday when at least one gunman shot rap mogul Suge Knight six times at Brown's pre-VMAs party in Hollywood.

If so, that guy is a pretty bad shot. It's not like you just don't see a man the size of Suge Knight.

Sources reportedly told MediaTakeOut.com that eyewitnesses at the 10AK Club club said things went bad "when a group of men tried to murder Chris Brown."

That would be some kind of coincidence if all the "eyewitnesses" said that exact same sentence.

Anyway, MediaTakeOut quotes someone saying that ever since Brown got out of rehab, he changed his lifestyle and started hanging around new people.

The source reportedly said, "Chris used to run with a bunch of gang bangers who were really scary. When he got out (of rehab), he cut them all off. I guess they're upset about that."

So he doesn't want to run with a bad crowd ... and he's hanging out with Suge Knight.

OK.

The website also cited sources who reportedly said Brown was being threatened by his former gang member friends, who tried to extort money from him.

Knight underwent what TMZ called "lifesaving" surgery, and is still at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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