Mariam Creighton, a member of the volleyball program at a Georgia HBCU, was killed in an Atlanta lounge. Creighton, 21, played volleyball at Albany State University, an HBCU in Albany, GA. She and 20-year-old Nakyris M. Ridley were killed in a shooting at the Elleven45 Lounge early Sunday morning, according to Fulton County Police. Four other people were injured in the shooting. All six victims were between 20 and 30 years of age.

“We at Elleven 45 are profoundly affected by the recent tragic events. Our hearts go out to all those impacted, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the individuals and families who have suffered loss and injury. The safety and well-being of our patrons and staff have always been our paramount concern. To ensure a thorough investigation in cooperation with local law enforcement, we will be closing our doors today,” a statement from the club said Sunday. (READ MORE)