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Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu, and 2 others shot in Atlanta

A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighbourhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night.

One dead in downtown Atlanta shooting from Sunday night

Two men stand next to each other on a balcony, looking at the camera. Behind them is a downtown city skyline.
Ludacris, left, and Chaka Zulu attend a press event in Chicago on July 13, 2017. Zulu, who manages rap star and actor Ludacris, was injured in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighbourhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night. (Jeff Schear/Getty Images)

A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighbourhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the men were all taken to hospitals, where one was pronounced dead. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office later identified the man as Artez Benton, 23, of Scottdale.

Atlanta police investigated the shooting in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into the early Monday morning hours. Several restaurants and shops share the parking lot.

Police Lt. Germain Dearlove told local news media that the shooting was the "result of a dispute in the parking lot." He did not say if the three victims had visited any of the businesses before the shooting at around 11:35 p.m.

Monday afternoon, Atlanta police confirmed one of the two injured men was Chaka Zulu, the longtime manager of rapper and actor Ludacris. The conditions of Zulu and the other man were not released.

A man sits hunched over a laptop that he is holding in one hand.
Zulu looks through material to post to YouTube on Sept. 2, 2008, in Atlanta. (John Amis/The Associated Press)

Earlier Sunday, another shooting at an Atlanta sandwich shop left one employee dead and another injured after an argument over mayonnaise, police said.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at a Subway restaurant attached to a gas station in downtown Atlanta. Police said the man argued with the two female workers before shooting them.

"This was a very tragic situation that did not have to occur," Atlanta police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told reporters Monday.

The woman who died was 26 years old. The other woman, 24, remained in critical condition Monday, Hampton said.

He said a 36-year-old man believed to be the shooter was arrested Sunday evening after someone whom police are not identifying provided them with information. Hampton said police are not immediately releasing the suspected shooter's name because of the ongoing investigation.

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