The iconic Masquerade venue in Atlanta, Georgia was the site of a fatal shooting Sunday night. 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.
According to the Associated Press, the shooting occurred after two people climbed on stage between performances.
"Before I hit the stage in Atlanta tonight, there was a shooting in the crowd", Stizz began in a Twitter statement. Police are now searching for him and are asking witnesses to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. An argument ensued, and another person pulled a gun and shot the two victims before firing toward the ground, resulting in the injuries to the two other people. One died at the scene, the other at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Officials identified 21-year-old Ewell Ynoa, a 21-year-old aspiring rapper from Florida and Worcester, Mass., as one of the fatal victims; Friends identified Giovan Diaz from MA as the other man who died. Two people died, and two others were wounded. I'm in shock and at a loss of words and senseless violence. "My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families", he wrote.
As reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta, Police were called to Lower Alabama Street where the concert for rapper Cousin Stizz was due to perform.