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Fight inside Atlanta strip club turns deadly, police say

The shooting happened when the fight spilled into the parking lot of Blue Flame Lounge around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

ATLANTA — A man was shot dead and two others were shot outside an Atlanta adult entertainment lounge in what is the third incident in as many nights at restaurants and clubs in the city.

Atlanta Police say a fight inside Blue Flame Lounge off Harwell Road in northwest Atlanta around 1 a.m. spilled into the parking lot and that's when a man in his 20s was shot dead.

The latest shooting has sparked City Council Member Dustin Hillis to request an investigation into the club. He's asking the city solicitor to look into past violent crimes as well as APD to look into potential punishments to the club's liquor license.

Blue Flame Lounge is no stranger to shooting incidents.  

In March of 2021, police said a car stopped outside the strip club and opened fire in the direction of the establishment - striking three people. In September of 2020, two people were hit by gunfire after a fight inside. Just months prior to that, in February of 2020, a man was shot dead outside the club.

This latest incident comes a day after around 15 shots were fired outside Chic Lounge near downtown Atlanta. No one was hurt in that shooting. On Sunday night, nearly 30 rounds were fired outside Loca Luna in Midtown. One person was shot.