Two dead after shooting at Cousin Stizz concert; rapper issues statement

4 people shot, 2 killed, in downtown Atlanta shooting

Cousin Stizz, a Los Angeles-based performer, was headlining the show.

The men who had climbed on the stage collapsed on the stairs heading outside.

Police said in between the 2nd and 3rd act, a couple of patrons got rowdy and went on to the stage.

Investigators said a lone man approached two others and fired his gun, appearing to target them.

Innocent bystanders were hit in the ankle and foot as a result, Fox 5 reported. "Two people died and two others were injured".

Atlanta police first responded to reports of one person being shot at the venue, now located inside the Underground Atlanta entertainment district after moving from its original location on North Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward.

The gunman has not yet been identified. Police are now searching for him and are asking witnesses to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

Detectives intend to examine club surveillance footage for more information.

Cousin Stizz was not injured during the shooting. I've always called my shows family reunions because they're never anything but fun, safe, good vibes and positivity, I'm in shock and at a loss of words for the senseless violence.

The 25-year-old said he was "completely heartbroken", calling his fans "family".

Police are asking eyewitnesses to call the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

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