Shooting At The Masquerade Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Injured

Two people were killed and two more were injured during a concert Sunday night at The Masquerade.
Two people were killed and two more were injured during a concert Sunday night at The Masquerade.
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Updated Tuesday at 1:45 p.m.

Two people were killed and two more were injured after a shooting at a Cousin Stizz show Sunday night at The Masquerade.

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According to the Atlanta Police Department, the two deceased victims “had become rowdy and climbed up onto the stage during the break before the main act appeared.”

Another attendee, “took issue and an argument ensued.” The patron then drew a pistol and shot the two victims before shooting toward the ground. APD officials say it’s likely this is when the other two victims were injured.

One person died on scene and the other three victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the second victim died, police said.

The two injured were stabilized Monday morning with “ankle and foot gunshot wounds.” Police say they believe them to be bystanders.

The still-armed suspect fled the scene, police said.

APD officials say the investigation is ongoing. On Monday evening, officials said they are searching for two persons of interest involved in the incident.

According to The Masquerade’s Facebook page, both shows for Monday night have been cancelled.

The Masquerade issued a statement Tuesday on Sunday’s shooting both on its Facebook page and Twitter:

“Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to the victims of Sunday night’s tragic act of violence and their families. There are no words to make sense of this. The police investigation is ongoing and we have been working closely with the Atlanta Police Department.

“Security is our number one priority and we are reviewing our protocols to ensure that all of our patrons are safe at all times. Going forward, there will be an increased security presence on site, including heightened uniformed Police presence at all events.

“All concerts will go forward as scheduled and we will update as more information becomes available.”

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from The Masquerade about the shooting.