Barcelona shooting victim was all heart, friends say


Barcelona shooting victim was all heart, friends say

View CaptionHide Caption
Chelsea Beller, 29, was shot and killed while working at the Barcelona Wine Bar on Howell Mill Road in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. (Family photo)

Her nickname was “Rainbow Brite” after the 1980s cartoon character. And now friends and family are mourning 29-year-old Chelsea Beller, the restaurant worker gunned down in a robbery early Sunday morning.

“She lived by her heart, and loved everyone whole-heartedly,” said Lauda Rodriguez Lacayo, a longtime friend.

Beller’s friends are also asking questions about her safety and that of others working the closing shift at Barcelona Wine Bar in Atlanta’s up-and-coming Westside neighborhood.

In the search for her killers, Atlanta police released chilling video of three, masked attackers as they stormed the restaurant and terrorized staff.

Read more about the woman friends called “Rainbow Brite” on

View Comments 0

Weather and Traffic