Atlanta police are searching for a gunman who shot a man twice inside of Compound Night Club this morning (April 18).
The shooting happened during a “Hot on the Runway” fashion show, which was sponsored by popular Hip-Hop station Hot 107.9.
Celebrities like Mario, Ashanti, Young Berg, Ray J, Lil Scrappy, Diamond had performed or were present during the evening, in what was described as a successful event, until the shots rang out, long after the fashion show had ended.
According to police, a 22-year-old man was sitting on a couch near the clubs bar in the terrace area, when an unknown assailant shot him twice in the abdomen.
“I heard four pops and was out of the VIP area and saw people running,” an eyewitness told AllHipHop.com. “The way the venue is set up, there is a backroom. And the people in the backroom had no idea what was happening because the music was so loud. Immediately after that I saw people running out of the venue. Security came in and informed everyone what happened and they evacuated the building.”
The man who was shot was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds and is in serious condition.
Police said there was no altercation before the gunfire and that witnesses only heard gunshots, they did not see a weapon or the shooter running.
Police also said that witnesses were not being cooperative.
At press time there are no suspects.