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.