ATLANTA – Two people were killed at an Atlanta entertainment venue when they were shot before a performance by Boston rapper Cousin Stizz.
According to Boston 25 News' sister station WSB-TV, the victims have been identified as Ewell Ynoa, 21, and Giovanni Diaz, 22, both from Massachusetts.
Police said the two victims jumped on stage after the second performer finished to hype the audience for headliner Cousin Stizz.
According to police, someone in the crowd became unhappy that they were on the stage and they all began arguing. Police say the upset concert-goer then pulled out a pistol and shot Ynoa and Diaz.
“He was on stage being a hype man with Cousin Stizz and I guess getting the crowd hype got him killed and his friend,” Frailan Ynoa, the brother of Ewell, said. “Ewell has been living out here for two months, was trying to do his music career,”
According to WSB-TV, Diaz had also recently moved to Atlanta.
Police in Atlanta say they are still searching for the shooter and are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
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