Over the weekend, yet another Atlanta bar served as a backdrop for bloodshed.
One man was shot dead and three others were wounded by bullets when an argument at a northwest Atlanta sports bar early Saturday ended in a shootout, police said.
The shooting at the PreGame Bar and Grill in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive marked at least the sixth time gunshots have rang out at or near an Atlanta nightlife establishment over the past seven days.
According to an Atlanta police spokesperson, officers responded to the shooting at PreGame around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. One man died at the scene and three other adult victims were rushed to the hospital.
The slain victim was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 20-year-old Zyquan Lee.
Homicide detectives are investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. No one has been arrested in the case, the second fatal shooting in what’s been a violent week for Atlanta bar patrons and clubgoers.
The violence started Jan. 22 in the Buckhead nightlife district. A man and woman were injured when a gunman opened fire on Peachtree Road near a nightclub, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Police released still images and surveillance footage of the suspected shooter Friday and asked for the public’s help in identifying the man.
On Jan. 23, dozens of gunshots erupted in the parking lot outside the Loca Luna restaurant and Latin nightclub in the Amsterdam Walk retail development near Piedmont Park. No one was injured at that scene, but multiple vehicles were riddled with bullets.
A man was found shot at a nearby gas station and police believe it was connected to the shooting at Loca Luna. No arrests have been made in that shooting.
Spent shell casings were recovered outside the downtown Chic Restaurant and Lounge on Tuesday.
Dishawn Herndon, a 21-year-old California man, was shot and killed outside the Blue Flame strip club in northwest Atlanta early Wednesday. Atlanta homicide detectives on Friday filed murder charges against the suspected shooter, identified as 25-year-old Dedric Howard.
A man and woman were injured after being shot multiple times early Friday at 12th Street and Crescent Avenue, near a popular nightlife district in Midtown. No suspects were immediately identified in that shooting.
Anyone with information on the recent shootings is asked to contact Atlanta police. 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 at atlantapolicefoundation.org.