ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are investigating after a late-night fatal shooting outside a well-known area recording studio. Street Execs Studio at 1740 Defoor Place in northeast Atlanta was the scene of an apparent homicide.
11Alive's crews on the scene report at least 50 shell casings on the ground outside the studio and police have confirmed one dead. The studio is known for work with several well-known artists, perhaps the most notable being College Park native 2 Chainz.
And the artist isn't alone with other local acts, including Bankroll Fresh, Cap 1, Skooly, Travis Porter and Young Dolph all being listed on the studio's website as having ties to the location. But outside the music world - and in the nearby neighborhood, opinions of the location have been mixed.
In November of 2015, 11Alive's Jeremy Campbell reported that neighbors in the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association have blamed the studio for recent shootings, assaults, car break-ins and other repeated crime in the area.
Owner Charley Jabaley responded to those complaints and said that he met with city leaders about safety and his future there. He also told 11Alive that he's worked to bring in new security and a new studio manager in an effort to keep noise and other problems down.
At this time, 11Alive has only confirmed that the man who was shot died while in transit to the hospital. His name has not been released but officials on the scene said he was a rap artist and was in his 20s.
Information has not yet been released regarding suspects or a motive. Police are still awaiting a search warrant. 11Alive's Gary Stilwell contributed to this report.