Police: 3 shot at popular East Point restaurant

Three people were shot at a popular East Point restaurant Friday evening, police said.

It happened at Old Lady Gang located at 3650 Marketplace Blvd. a little after 9 p.m. East Point police said a man entered the restaurant and shot another man.

Police said two innocent bystanders were also shot.

FOX 5 spoke to one person dining inside, who described the chaotic situation.

"I heard three loud shots, and people started running to the back of the restaurant," said Claudia Manning. "I got pushed down on the floor."

Manning said shortly after she heard the shots, she "saw blood on the floor and a [teenage] girl crying, so I went over to her and realized she had been shot." That's when the nurse created a tourniquet on the victim, until first responders arrived.

All three victims were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they are actively searching for a suspect.

The names of the victims have not been released.

Old Lady Gang is one of two restaurants of its name in the metro Atlanta area. Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss-Tucker and her husband Todd Tucker are behind the southern-style cuisine restaurants.

“My family and I are truly saddened by the unfortunate events that occurred at Old Lady Gang," Burruss wrote on Instagram. “As African-American business owners, it has been our goal to invest in our community by bringing jobs, quality dining, and a positive experience to the greater Atlanta area; we hope that you know and understand that the acts of violence that occurred yesterday evening do not, in any way, serve as a reflection of OLG or its values.”

Burruss has been a cast member on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” since its second season in 2009 and met Tucker, a former line producer, on the show. She's appeared on other shows, including the 2019 iteration of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition." She became famous in the 1990s as a member of the R&B group Xscape and co-wrote TLC's hit “No Scrubs."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.