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DJ opens fire inside Atlanta nightclub, striking 3, police say

It happened at the Silver Ultra Lounge off Sylvan Road.

ATLANTA — A disc jockey opened fire inside a nightclub in southwest Atlanta where he was working, police say, injuring three people.

At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Atlanta Police responded to Silver Ultra Lounge at 2040 Sylvan Road to reports of a person shot. 

They said the suspect was employed as a DJ when a dispute arose. The manager asked the DJ to leave and that's when police say he "fired several shots at the floor."

Police said a woman was hit by a ricochet and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Two other men were located at an area hospital who reported they had also been shot in the incident. They are in stable condition, too, police say. 

The suspect left the club and officers located him at a gas station at 3040 Sylvan Road. The 25-year-old DJ was arrested faces aggravated assault, reckless conduct and criminal trespass charges. He is currently in the Fulton County Jail.

Police did not say how many people were inside the club at the time of the shooting. 

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