About 2:30 this morning, three men said they were ambushed, shot and stabbed by gun-wielding assailants while they said they were “hanging out” in the parking lot of Atlanta’s nationally-known Patchwerk Studios.
The suspects were described as wearing t-shirts and ball caps. Two of the victims were shot multiple times in the leg; one of the victims was stabbed in his hand.
Police said it appears the three victims had just finished recording music, when at least three men approached them and started shooting.
“(They were) apparently lying in wait. At this point, we don’t know how the other person was stabbed in the hand,” Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer said.
The studios’s owner, Curtis Daniel III, told 11 Alive News that the armed attackers broke into a side gate and lied in wait in order to attack the artists.
“They pried open the gate all the way on this side. They didn’t bust the lock,” Daniel said. “They pried open the metal thing, came through the gate. Came all the way on the side of the building, past the air conditioner and everything. Looks like they just waited on the guys to come out the back parking lot.”
Not known as a studio where gunfire is routine, the widely popular Patchwerk has been in business for over 20 years, and has been the go-to studio for countless, well-known artists since it opened shop.
Artists ranging from 2 Live Crew to Akon to Boyz II Men to The Notorious B.I.G. and many others have recorded there.
Police have not revealed any further details in the case.