Police have confirmed that three men were ambushed outside a northwest Atlanta music video following an early morning recording session.
The Atlanta Police also said that just as a group of people exited Patchwerk Recording Studios in the 1000 block of Hemphill Avenue, multiple shots were fired around 2:30 a.m. Two people were shot multiple times in the leg and a third person shared that he was stabbed in the hand.
Capt. Andrew Senzer said video surveillance cameras recorded the shooting which will prove helpful to investigators especially since victims and witnesses are unable or unwilling to tell the police what exactly happened at this point.
Senzer said: “There were three individual black male suspects who gained access to the northwest corner of the parking lot. There, they ambushed the group of individuals who were exiting the studio, including the three victims.”
The victims were brought to Grady Memorial Hospital where they are expected to recover.
Senzer said they are carrying out an intense probe into the incident. He shared: “We have an extensive crime scene with a lot of ballistic evidence that we are collecting right now at the location.”
The officers believe the three suspects behind the ambush were carrying semi-automatic pistols. Two were shown on surveillance cameras wearing baseball caps, and all were also wearing T-shirts and long pants.
The authorities are currently searching for the suspects.
The police shared that at this point it is too early to establish whether the victims were targeted or not, or if the suspects knew the victims and if they were waiting for them to come out of the studio to attack them.
Senzer said that there is one key piece of information that homicide investigators are still working to learn.
Patchwerk is an established recording studio that has worked on various platinum
Carey, Toni Braxton, and even the late Whitney Houston. It was founded and previously owned by ex-Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Bob Whitfield.