Clayton County

Suspect on run after shooting outside Ultra Lounge in Clayton County

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating a shooting at a nightclub in Clayton County.

The shooting happened outside Ultra Lounge at 283 Highway 138 in Riverdale early Monday morning.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive man lying in the parking lot. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is being treated.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime scene unit went to the nightclub to process evidence.

Riverdale police told Channel 2's Kristen Holloway they are still investigating, but it is possible they could be looking for more than one shooter.

It is still unclear what led up to the shooting, but it happened in the parking lot around 2 a.m.

Light of Joy Church is right across the street from the business.

Police blocked the parking lot for nearly six hours, checking every corner of the parking lot for evidence.


Riverdale police said when they arrived at the scene, they found the man on the ground with several gunshot wounds.

One neighbor said this was not a good start to her day, as she and her children saw the man bleeding on the ground on their way to school this morning.

"I saw what look like a body was on the ground and a girl was standing over it," Lashonda Jackson said. “I have an 18-year-old that attends Riverdale High School, so that really concerns me with the violence in this area."

The owner of the lounge said his business was open but was adamant the shooting had nothing to do with his business.

"We service thousands of people in this community week to week. I do want the community to know it was an isolated event that happened. We don’t have those kinda things that happen, but things can happen anywhere," Brandon Lester said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call police.