Who were Mari Creighton and Nakyris Ridley? Two Women Killed In Elleven45 Lounge Shooting

Two people were killed and four others wounded after a shooting at the Elleven45 lounge in Atlanta early Sunday morning.

The victims were identified early Monday morning by the Fulton County Medical Examiner as 21-year-old Mari Creighton and 20-year-old Nakyris M. Ridley.

No suspect has been arrested for the shooting yet.

Police received a call about a person shot at Elleven45 Lounge around 2:35 a.m.

They found 6 people shot – believed to be three men and three women, all between 20 and 30 years old.

Two died from the shooting while four sustained injuries.

The victims were identified Monday as 21-year-old Mari Creighton and 20-year-old Nakyris M. Ridley.

At this time, officers said they believed the shooting stemmed from an argument and “physical altercation” inside the club that escalated.

Creighton, according to a post on Facebook, was a member of Albany State University’s Golden Rams team.

The team eulogized her Monday, writing: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our student-athletes, Mariam Creighton. The Golden Ram athletics community extends heartfelt condolences to Mari’s family, friends, and teammates during this incredibly difficult time,”

Elleven45 Lounge released a statement.

“We at Elleven 45 are profoundly affected by the recent tragic events. Our hearts go out to all those impacted, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the individuals and families who have suffered loss and injury.

“The safety and well-being of our patrons and staff have always been our paramount concern. To ensure a thorough investigation in cooperation with local law enforcement, we will be closing our doors today,” the statement read.

The club also said that its commitment to security and safety has only strengthened and that it is dedicated to maintaining a safe environment.

There is no word on a suspect right now as police continue to review video from inside the club.

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