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Employee injured in shooting at Kandi Burruss's Blaze restaurant in Atlanta

Employee injured in shooting at Kandi Burruss’s Blaze restaurant in Atlanta

A shooting erupted at a restaurant owned by the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandy Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker last night.

According to the local Atlanta news station 11-Alive, the shooting occurred at Blaze Steak and Seafood on Cascade Road near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Police reportedly said an employee was involved in some sort of fight and fired his gun, striking another employee in the arm.

The injured worker was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The employees involved have not been publicly named, however, Kandi’s cousin and chef at the restaurant, Melvin Jones, confirmed via IG stories that he was shot while working on Wednesday night.

While details about the incident are scarce at this time, police said the shooter is still at large and no arrests have been made following the incident involving the co-workers.

No comment from Kandi as she closes restaurant for ‘staff training’

So far, neither Kandi nor Todd have commented on the shooting that occurred inside the restaurant they named after their daughter, Blaze. The restaurant, however, will close today for ‘staff training’ according to a post shared on her Instagram page. The ad made no direct reference to the employee involved in the shooting.

The Blaze restaurant opened in 2020 after the reality couple opened two Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine restaurants, also in Atlanta.

This shooting incident is not the first to occur at a business owned by Burruss-Tucker. In 2020, a man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant and attacked another man, shooting three people in East Point Atlanta, according to police. Two bystanders were also shot in that incident, and all three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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