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Man shot near Center Stage in Midtown

An off-duty Atlanta police officer working at the Midtown music venue was involved in a shooting after observing a suspect firing toward a group of people.

A man was shot in the leg late Tuesday evening while attending a concert event at the Center Stage Music Complex in Midtown.

The complex, located at 1374 West Peachtree Street, is home to three separate music venues. According to Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee, an event had just concluded around 11 p.m. when an off-duty officer working the event heard shots being fired and observed a suspect firing toward a group of people.

Chafee said the officer confronted the suspect and fired multiple shots at the suspect, who ran to a vehicle and fled the scene.

Around 30 minutes later, a male entered Grady Hospital indicating he had been shot in the leg at the concert venue. According to Chafee, it is not clear at this time who shot him. 

A short time before the shooting, an altercation between two groups of people took place inside the music complex, but it is not clear if this is related to the shooting.

No other injuries have been reported and the incident remains under investigation. The officer has been placed on routine administrative leave.

According to a local concert calendar, on Tuesday night, Center Stage hosted the Spoiled Milk concert series, which is billed as a showcase for Atlanta-area indie hip-hop artists.

Following the incident, West Peachtree St. was closed for several hours as police investigated.

Hunt Archbold December 20, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Hilton - RE: ‘It bothers me that the editors of this publication seem to feed on this racism as well.’ - We attempt to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. N – RE: ‘btw, the editors on here are soooo POLITICALLY CORRECT, its not funny.’ - Again, we attempt to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. This includes not permitting posts that promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. We also do not allow posts that are defamatory, abusive, obscene, or profane. While we encourage people to be honest and post what’s on their mind, communities thrive when people care about each other, and as such, Patch expects all of its users to be respectful of others.
hilton joseph December 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Hunt, Thanks for responding, I appreciate your work believe me. I make my comments based on the past commentary from many posts I have read in The Patch recently. I base my opinions only on what I read here . I have seen much hatred in the writings of many of your contributors. My opinion is just that, my opinion ,( I know everyone has one ) I did not mean to offend you and The Patch , I just wish some of your readers and contributors were positive and more considerate . Why not love , respect , and understanding instead ?
N December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
The Rodney King mantra....cant we all just get along??? LMAO...
Hunt Archbold December 21, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Hilton, I hear you loud and clear, loud and clear. Thanks as always for your comments.
N December 21, 2012 at 04:41 PM
The Rodney King mantra...Cant we all just get along??? LMAO...

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