An aggravated assault case that occurred May 13 at Medusa Lounge, 3375 Buford Highway was an example. During the altercation 30 shots were fired, three people were injured and several vehicles were struck by gunfire. On Wednesday, March 28, the U.S. Attorney’s Office indicted six members of the 135 Pirus gang on racketeering and other charges related to this event, Brookhaven Police said.
On Sept. 26, the Brookhaven City Council responded by refining its alcohol ordinance and updating its license fee structure. Under the new law, establishments with disc jockeys, dance floors or stages are classified as entertainment venues and can pay up to $100,000 for alcohol licenses. On Oct. 10, the Brookhaven City Council followed that action by rolling back bar hours to 2 a.m.