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Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu survives Atlanta triple shooting, which left one man dead


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Ludacris’ longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, was one of three people shot early Monday morning in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia. ABC affiliate WSB-TV reports one person died. Zulu, however, survived and is being treated at a local hospital.

Police say the incident occurred outside of a Peachtree Hills shopping center on Peachtree Road and was the “result of a dispute in the parking lot”; they are studying surveillance video as they search for the shooter.

WSB reporter Michael Seiden tweeted Monday, “Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed just sent me the following statement: ‘We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time.’

Numerous people, including The Roots‘ Questlove, have since wished the music executive a speedy recovery on social media. “Prayers for Brother Chaka Zulu,” he tweeted.

Zulu and Ludacris have worked together for over 25 years, co-founding Disturbing tha Peace Records in 1995.

As for the man who died in the shooting, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports he’s been identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 23-year-old Artez Benton.

The identity of the other victim has not been released

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