2 dead, 2 more injured near Masquerade concert venue
- Police say a second person has died and two more were injured after a shooting at the Masquerade in Downtown Atlanta. Police say all four victims were men attending a concert at the venue in Underground Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police spokesperson Sgt. John Chafee, officers responded to 50 Lower Alabama St., near Georgia State University for reports of a person shot call.When they got there, they found four people shot. One of those was pronounced dead and another was in serious condition. That person later died at the hospital. The two remaining victims were bystanders and were shot in their legs. They are stable and expected to be OK.
According to the venue's website, Cousin Stizz, Levi Carter, Big Leano and Givon were the acts scheduled to play for Sunday. At this time, police believe an argument broke out inside during at some point during the night, which led to the shooting.
Investigators said a lone man approached two others and fired his gun, appearing to target them. Police said the shooter got away and investigators are searching for the person or people.
Officials don't yet have a description of the suspect and they are interviewing witnesses to gather more information. Police are asking that anyone who was at the concert or nearby and witnessed this, call Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.
This is not the first deadly shooting to happen near The Masquerade, though not at the same location. In 2010, a man was shot and killed outside a reggae concert back when the venue was still in the Old Fourth Ward. That shooting apparently broke out after an argument, as well.
The concert venue moved to its current, permanent location in Kenny's Alley in Underground Atlanta, near Georgia State University, in October.