Man shot at East Point nail salon after dispute, cops say

Medical personnel take a gunshot victim to a waiting ambulance outside the Luxury Nail Salon on Cleveland Avenue in East Point.

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Medical personnel take a gunshot victim to a waiting ambulance outside the Luxury Nail Salon on Cleveland Avenue in East Point.

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A dispute outside a Cleveland Avenue nail salon Tuesday afternoon boiled over into a shooting that left one man injured, according to East Point police.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was shot about 12:45 p.m. outside the Luxury Nail Spa, located in a strip mall anchored by a Walmart at 384 Cleveland Avenue, East Point police said in a news release. Three other men who were involved in the incident ran from the scene.

Witnesses told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the man left the salon and they heard gunfire shortly after. When the man came back inside, he was bleeding from multiple wounds.

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Shell casings are seen marked by crime scene tape outside the Luxury Nail Spa in East Point.

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Shell casings are seen marked by crime scene tape outside the Luxury Nail Spa in East Point.

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Shell casings are seen marked by crime scene tape outside the Luxury Nail Spa in East Point.

Credit: Ben Hendren

Credit: Ben Hendren

The three other men who investigators believe were involved in the shooting ran toward Sylvan Road, East Point police spokeswoman Keisha Watts said. Investigators believe the victim knew the men and they were involved in a confrontation immediately before shots were fired.

A woman who was inside the salon at the time, who asked to be identified only by her first name Louise, said the victim was there with his girlfriend.

The man went outside, Louise said, “then I heard gunshots and everybody started panicking, and he walked right back in bleeding everywhere.”

“They were holding his neck. So much blood,” she added.

Police have not shared further details on the man’s condition. None of the men involved in the shooting have been publicly identified.

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