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Two dead after shooting at Cousin Stizz concert; rapper issues statement

14 November 2017

The shooting happened at the Masquerade Club's "Hell" venue in the Kenny's Alley section of Underground Atlanta just after 9:30 p.m. Sgt. John Chafee, a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police, added that officers responded to a call from the Masquerade at Underground Atlanta and, upon arrival, found four people with gunshot wounds on the premises.

Prayers up to those injured and killed. The ongoing investigation suggests that the two victims had climbed onto the venue's stage between sets.

According to authorities, the gunman drew a pistol and shot at the men who'd climbed on stage. He also shot two more people after firing his gun at the floor.

Unarmed security saw the shooter, but were unable to catch him before he got away, said police. The second victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital of upper and lower torso wounds.

Many witnesses left the scene after the shooting so police are asking anyone with any information regarding the incident to come forward. I've always called my shows family reunions because they're never anything but fun, safe, good vibes and positivity. Several others were reportedly injured at the scene, but are expected to recover. The other two had injuries to their feet and ankles.

One of the performers scheduled for the night, rapper Cousin Stizz, tweeted out that he was "completely heartbroken" and "in shock and at a loss of words for the senseless violence" that took place before he took the stage.

Two dead after shooting at Cousin Stizz concert; rapper issues statement