Shootout at SW Atlanta club kills 1, injures bystander

Police said no witnesses have come forward after a deadly shootout Monday morning outside The Voo lounge on Campbellton Road.

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Police said no witnesses have come forward after a deadly shootout Monday morning outside The Voo lounge on Campbellton Road.

A shootout outside a southwest Atlanta club Monday morning killed one man and injured a bystander who was caught in the crossfire, police said.

Both victims were found in the parking lot of The Voo lounge on Campbellton Road near Childress Drive when officers arrived about 6:30 a.m. According to Atlanta police Lt. Pete Malecki, clubgoers scattered when first responders got on scene.

“At this point, we don’t have any witnesses that have come forward and provided information,” he told AJC.com. “But what we are gathering is there was some kind of shootout, and we know that our surviving victim was caught up in that crossfire when he was injured.”

That victim, described as a 28-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance and was expected to survive, Malecki said. The other man, who appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s, was dead at the scene.

He has not been identified.

Malecki, who heads APD’s homicide unit, said he is hopeful the surviving victim will be able to shed some light on what happened once he is out of surgery. While they believe the club was open at the time of the shooting, Malecki said none of the employees or management stuck around to speak with investigators.

A handgun and 15 spent shell casings were recovered at the scene, he said.

Atlanta police investigators were on the scene after a man was found fatally shot Monday morning outside The Voo lounge on Campbellton Road.

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On Friday morning, Atlanta police were involved in a shooting outside another club. Two people, including Chicago rapper King Von, were killed when gunfire erupted outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge on Trinity Avenue in downtown Atlanta. The rapper was shot prior to police involvement, according to the department, and an arrest has been made in his death. The GBI is still investigating the officers' roles in the shooting, which injured multiple people.

Anyone with information on Monday morning’s deadly incident is asked to come forward. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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