Music Executive, Ludacris' Manager Chaka Zulu Shot in Shopping Center

A shooting in the parking lot of an Atlanta shopping center on Sunday night wounded two victims, including long-time music executive Chaka Zulu, and killed another.

Police confirmed to 11Alive that Zulu was one of the three victims of the shooting, which took place at a shopping strip off Peachtree Road in Buckhead outside of Atlanta around 11:35 p.m.

Police stated an argument broke out in the parking lot behind the shopping center which quickly escalated to gunfire. Police stated that upon arriving at the scene, they identified three adult males with gunshot wounds.

"The victims were transported to the hospital where one of them was later pronounced deceased," the Atlanta Police Department wrote in a statement. "Homicide investigators responded to the scene to begin investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. This investigation remains active and ongoing at this time."

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Music executive Chaka Zulu was one of three victims of a shooting that took place in Atlanta on Sunday night. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover. Here, Zulu attends the Culture Creators Innovators & Leaders Awards at The Beverly Hilton on June 26, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators

Zulu and the third victim reportedly underwent surgery overnight and both are expected to recover, WSB-TV reported.

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sent a statement to WSB-TV's Michael Seiden, writing, "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."

Officers said that there is currently no suspect in custody, and authorities reportedly have surveillance footage of the incident and are hoping to identify a suspect, according to XXL.

Zulu has been the manager for hip-hop artist Ludacris for many years and is co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records along with his brother, Jeff Dixon. The label was founded in 1998 and has since represented artists Chingy, Shawnna, Bobby Valentino, Young Jeezy, Playaz Circle, Lil Scrappy Swizz Beatz, Big K.R.I.T. and Childish Major, among others. In 2008, the label became a subsidiary of Def Jam Recordings.

There have been several shootings in Atlanta in the last several weeks. On Monday, a Subway worker was shot and killed after a disgruntled customer argued "about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich."

In an incident that shared similarities to the shooting that injured Zulu, an argument broke out in a parking lot of a shopping center in DeKalb County outside of Atlanta, which escalated to gunfire. A 16-year-old reality television dancer was killed and another 17-year-old was injured.

Last week, DeKalb County police reported that one of the two suspected shooters in the incident was arrested and charged after turning himself in.

Another teen was killed last week in a shooting outside of a gas station on Wednesday night. Police said that multiple people were firing weapons in the parking lot outside of a Chevron station and killed a young man in his late teens, according to WXIA-TV.

Newsweek reached out to Disturbing Tha Peace Records for comment.