Two Dead and Two Injured after Atlanta Concert Shooting
Two people are dead and two are injured after a shooting that took place Sunday night during a concert in Atlanta, Georgia.
- By Jessica Davis
- Nov 14, 2017
Two people are dead and two are injured after a shooting that took place Sunday night during a concert at The Masquerade venue in Atlanta, Georgia.
Officers were called to the scene at about 9:40 p.m. after shots were heard at the venue.
According to Atlanta Police Officer Lisa Bender, two of the four victims were being disruptive and climbed onto the stage during a break before the concert’s 2nd act and the main act. “Another patron took issue and an argument ensued,” Bender said.
The patron pulled out a pistol and shot the two concertgoers on stage before firing toward the ground. The gunman “most likely” hit the other victims, believed to be bystanders, at that time, Bender said.
The crowd, which included the victims and the gunman, ran toward the front exit of the venue. “The suspected shooter, still armed, was witnessed by unarmed security but was not successfully detailed,” Bender said.
One victim died on the scene. The others were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the second victim was pronounced dead. The two survivors were stable Monday morning.
The gunman has not been identified. Atlanta Police are asking anyone who was at the concert or might have information about the shooting to come forward, and detectives are planning on using club surveillance video to hopefully identify the shooter.
Rapper Cousin Stizz, who was headlining the show, tweeted that he was “completely heartbroken” by the shooting, adding that he was “in shock and at a loss of words for the senseless violence.”
Jessica Davis is the Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media.