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Lil Baby Music Video Shoot Marred by Gun Violence, 3 Individuals Injured

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Atlanta, Georgia – A drive-by shooting interrupted a video shoot featuring Atlanta's renowned rapper, , leaving three individuals injured. The occurred on Tuesday (May 14) in Northwest Atlanta, specifically on Verbena Street near the Hidden Village Apartments.

According to reports, the Atlanta Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 4:50 PM after receiving reports of multiple gunshot victims. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 24-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the arm and a 27-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the back. Both victims were conscious and transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention. Additionally, a 23-year-old male self-transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the shooting took place during the filming of a music video involving Lil Baby. The Aggravated Assault Unit of the Atlanta Police Department is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Eyewitnesses captured footage showing Lil Baby and his entourage arriving at the shoot shortly before the gunfire erupted.

Despite the chaos, Lil Baby himself was unharmed in the shooting. However, the identities and motives of the shooters remain unknown as police continue their search for suspects.

11 Alive provides live coverage from the scene, including reactions from neighbors and the councilman representing the Dixie Hills neighborhood where the incident occurred.

In response to the shooting, the Atlanta Police Department has pointed out the need for proactive measures to address conflicts involving various rap groups in the city. The department has deployed both detectives and its gang unit to handle the investigation and prevent any potential escalation of violence.

As of this report, Lil Baby's team has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident. Meanwhile, the community awaits answers and hopes for swift justice for the victims of this targeted attack.

has contacted Lil Baby's representatives and the Atlanta Police Department for further comments and updates on the ongoing investigation.

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