DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Sunday morning at a lounge on Moreland Avenue in DeKalb County.
Channel 2’s Ryan Young spoke to the victim’s mother who said her son, 26-year-old Terry Blount, of Decatur, died after being shot at Nite Lite Phaze 2. She said the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman.
"This was senseless. You took his life over a girl. I don't understand how you young people come out and club and party over girls -- girls that (aren't) going to stay with you, not going to be with you. You took my son's life. You need to turn yourself in now," Deborah Dorsey said to Channel 2 Action News cameras, hoping that Blount's shooter will get the message.
Dorsey said her body went numb when she found out Blount died in the parking lot of the lounge. She got a call from Grady Memorial Hospital at about 4 a.m., telling her to come to the hospital because her son had been shot.
"I said is my son living or is my son dead," she told Young.
Dorsey said Blount went to the lounge with his two cousins and ran into his ex-girlfriend. She said another man got upset. She said her son got shot after the woman came out of the restroom. He then ran out of the lounge and died in the parking lot.
Authorities went to the lounge at about 6 a.m. to gather evidence and details about what happened. A Channel 2 Action News crew soon arrived at the scene, where patrons were being taken to police cars as detectives asked them for information leading to the shooter.
"A gun should not have been inside of the nightclub. I'm very shocked, I'm very saddened. He's my second son. He's my twin. He's my soul," Dorsey said.
Police have not released the name of the person suspected of shooting Blount.
Police noted that another nearby shooting in Atlanta is not connected to the lounge shooting in DeKalb.