Kurupt's Bodyguard Slain

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A bodyguard for rapper Kurupt was killed Sunday night (Oct. 17)

and two others were injured when at least two men fired gunshots at them

outside a recording studio in Los Angeles, according to police and

representatives for the rapper. Dwayne "Draws" Dupree, 23, died from

multiple gunshots to the torso, and Jevon "Realistic" Jones and Willard

"Act Da Fool" Givers were wounded in the foot and calf, respectively, according to Los

Angeles police spokesperson April Archer. Jones and Givers, who

representatives for Kurupt described as friends of the rapper, were

treated at a local hospital and released. Glenn Manko, general manager

at Kurupt's label, Antra Music Group, said Kurupt (born Ricardo Brown)

was working at Echo Sounds studio with his partner in Tha Dogg Pound,

Daz Dillinger (born Delmar Arnaud), but would not say if they were

outside at the time of the shootings. Police said the suspects opened

fire on the victims without warning or provocation, and they do not know

of a motive.