This is so tragic. Two fans are dead and two more are injured after a shooting at Cousin Stizz’s concert in Atlanta, GA on Nov. 12, and now, the rapper has issued an emotional statement.
Two concertgoers at Cousin Stizz‘s show in Atlanta became “rowdy” and climbed on stage at The Masquerade venue between sets, according to the Atlanta Journal Constituion. Then, “another patron took issue and an argument ensued,” and that’s when the chaos erupted, said Atlanta police officer Lisa Bender.
The person pulled out a gun and shot at the rowdy audience members, then at the ground, which is when they “most likely” hit the other victims, according to Bender. Once the crowd ran towards the exit, “the suspected shooter, still armed, was witnessed by unarmed security but was not successfully detained,” she said. The shooter is still on the run: “The investigation is ongoing.” The Atlanta Police Department has confirmed all of these details to HollywoodLife.com.
One of the victims died at the venue after sustaining a gunshot wound to the chest, and the second was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to the upper and lower torso. Fortunately, the two survivors are reportedly stable as of this morning, though they are suffering from foot and ankle wounds, according to officials. See photos from the tragic Sutherland Springs church shooting.
Cousin Stizz, who is on tour in support of his record One Night Only, has issued a response, stating that he’s “completely heartbroken.” Take a look:
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