2 dead, 2 wounded in Atlanta concert shooting

ATLANTA | A shooting at a rap concert in downtown Atlanta that killed two people and wounded two others began when two people climbed onstage between performances, police said.

 

The two who climbed onto the stage at The Masquerade at Underground Atlanta were shot Sunday night by someone in the crowd who got angry, Atlanta police officer Lisa Bender said.

Two others also got wounded, Bender said, most likely when the shooter fired more shots toward the ground.

The gunman managed to escape as the crowd fled the club, Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution .

“The suspected shooter, still armed, was witnessed by unarmed security but was not successfully detained,” she said.

Police were still searching for the suspect Monday.

Police found one of the victims dead at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest. The others were taken to a nearby hospital, where a second gunshot victim later died. Police said the other two suffered non-life threatening wounds to their feet and ankles.

The convert venue’s website showed rappers Cousin Stizz, Levi Carter, Big Leano and Givon were scheduled to perform Sunday, WXIA-TV reported.

Cousin Stizz posted on Twitter that he was “completely heartbroken.”

“Before I hit the stage in Atlanta tonight, there was a shooting in the crowd, two people died and two others were injured,” the rapper tweeted. “…I’m in shock and at a loss for words for the senseless violence.”

 

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