Police are investigating a triple shooting inside a popular East Point restaurant that is owned by a cast member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
The incident took place on Valentine’s Day inside Old Lady Gang off Camp Creek Parkway, East Point police Capt. Allyn Glover told AJC.com. The three shooting victims, whose names have not been released, all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect entered the restaurant and targeted another man during the shooting, Glover said. In the process of shooting that man, the suspect also shot two bystanders.
“We are actively looking for a suspect but do not have any further information at this time,” Glover said.
No description of the suspect was provided.
Ricka Franklin, who told Channel 2 Action News her brother works at the restaurant, described a chaotic scene inside the building when gunshots rang out.
“While they were back there cooking and stuff, they just heard gunshots,” she said. “All of a sudden, the customers ran to the back where they were.”
The restaurant is owned by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss-Tucker and her husband Todd Tucker.
On Saturday night, Burruss-Tucker released a statement about the incident on her Instagram account, which has 7.3 million followers.
“My family and I are truly saddened by the unfortunate events that occurred at Old Lady Gang (OLG) Camp Creek, on the evening of February 14th, an evening that was meant to celebrate love, unfortunately turned into something quite different,” she said in the post that accompanied a photo illustration with the words “God’s got you.”
Her message continued: “Our prayers and thoughts go out to the individuals that were harmed or in any way negatively impacted. We are aware that this matter is being actively investigated by law enforcement and we are cooperating with law enforcement to bring to justice those involved.
“As African-American business owners, it has been our goal to invest in our community by bringing jobs, quality dining, and a positive experience to the greater Atlanta area; we hope that you know and understand that the acts of violence that occurred yesterday evening do not, in any way, serve as a reflection of OLG or its values.
“We appreciate all of the love and prayers that have come our way and we encourage anyone with any information regarding any aspects of the events that occurred to please reach out to law enforcement as soon as possible.”
The East Point location opened in 2018, following the success of the original Castleberry Hill location.
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