Brothers charged in Decatur strip club shooting, multiple injured

Decatur police have charged two brothers in a shooting at a DeKalb County strip club over the weekend,

The shooting happened early Sunday morning at Pin Ups, a strip club in the Scottdale area of Decatur.

Video shared on social media showed what appeared to be two women on the ground near the club's exit and a large police presence at 2788 East Ponce de Leon Avenue just before 5 a.m.

DeKalb County police confirmed there were three people found at the club suffering from gunshot wounds who were taken to the hospital. An additional five individuals were found at various hospitals. Police said they had been transported by third parties.

Police told FOX 5 Atlanta that the two brothers, identified as 23-year-old Trayvis Thurman and 21-year-old Trayquan Thurman, got into an argument with the club's security guard that escalated into gunfire.

Trayvis Thurman is in custody at the DeKalb County Jail charged with six counts of aggravated assault. His younger brother remains in the hospital and faces five counts of aggravated assault. 

Trayvis Thurman (DeKalb County Police Department)

Apart from the brothers, officials have not named anyone who was shot during the gunfire. The original trio found shot at the club are reportedly in "stable condition."

Violence at metro Atlanta strip clubs

This is the second recent shooting at a club in Atlanta in a matter of weeks. On Mother's Day, six people were shot at Elleven45 Lounge in Buckhead.

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FOX 5 Atlanta spoke to Aaliyah Strong, an advocate for survivors of gun violence. She started an organization called Tyme to Thrive Beyond Grief after her fiance, Ty Ross, was killed while working as security for Encore Hookah Lounge in Atlanta three years ago.

"If you’re not going to make it a point in the first priority to make your business safe, then you don’t need to be in business in Atlanta," Strong told FOX 5. "When you open an establishment, everything is your responsibility. From your security team to the time you close, every aspect."

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Pin Ups Atlanta, located at 2788 East Ponce de Leon Avenue in Decatur.

Despite the shooting, Pin Ups posted twice to their Instagram story just after 4 p.m. with messages saying their doors would still be open Sunday night.

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