It happened around 12:45 a.m. Sunday at the Shell gas station next to the Diamond Club on Northside Drive near Interstate 75.
ATLANTA — Eight people were shot overnight in what police are calling a drive-by shooting at a gas station next to a strip club in Atlanta.
An Atlanta police spokesperson said it happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Shell gas station next to the Diamond Club near Northside Drive near Interstate 75.
APD Major Ailen Mitchell said about 12 people were in the parking lot talking when a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired from inside the car. It’s unclear what led to the mass shooting, however.
Police say six people are in stable condition while two are in critical condition. They said the victims were taken to Piedmont and Grady hospitals in private vehicles while officers followed them.
They said they were actively looking for the suspect vehicle, but did not share a description of that car. They added that there was surveillance video.
According to the Diamond Club’s social media accounts, they were hosting “ATL BLOODYMAXX Celebrity Birthday Bash” on Saturday night. It is not known if the victims of the shooting were at the club or were on their way to the nearby club. The gas station advertises that club goers can park on their property for a fee.
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