Two dead, two injured in Masquerade shooting

Stageside dispute erupts into gunfire at Underground Atlanta

Hell MasqJoeff Davis/CL fileTwo people are dead, and two are injured after a stageside dispute at the Masquerade erupted in gunfire.

During a Sunday evening hip-hop show at the Masquerade's "Hell" venue, a disgruntled concertgoer pulled a pistol on others who were attempting to jump on stage before rapper Cousin Stizz's performance, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

One victim, shot in the chest, died on site. Another, with two gunshot wounds in the torso, was pronounced dead after being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Two other victims survived gunshot wounds to the leg and are being treated at Grady.

The suspected gunman is still at large. Masquerade staff say they're cooperating with Atlanta police during the ongoing investigation.

People with pertinent information about the incident are urged to contact the Atlanta Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

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