ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Loved ones said 23-year-old Ezra Whitehead is fighting for his life, after police said he was shot inside a Midtown Atlanta virtual reality bar.
As of Monday morning, the shooter is still on the run, according to police.
"He needs all the prayers... and for the person or people responsible to get off of the streets, so we don't have to suffer like Ezra is suffering," said heartbroken mother Megan Acacia.
The shooting happened around 2 in the morning Saturday on the 700 block of Monroe Drive near Ponce De Leon Avenue.
Atlanta Police told FOX 5 the shooting started when two men got into an argument inside the Revery Virtual Reality Bar.
The argument escalated into violence.
"The incident stemmed with some sort of verbal and then physical altercation at the bar before it led to gunfire," Atlanta Police's Captain William Ricker said.
Paramedics took the 23-year-old victim to the hospital in critical condition.
Police say the gunman fled the scene. The only description they have of the suspect at this time is that he is a black man in a tan jacket.
Whitehead was shot four times, and gunshot wounds penetrated his head and his hip.
"It's a miracle he's doing as well as he is," said father Richard Whitehead.
The 23-year-old father of a little girl is an employee of Fellini's Pizza. The young man does not have health insurance.
Hundreds of friends and loved ones are raising funds for medical expenses on a GoFundMe Page.