Since it’s inception in 2016, the OLG restaurant has been a staple of Kandi Burruss‘ story line on Real Housewives of Atlanta. OLG was the idea of Kandi’ husband Todd Tucker, in the attempt to bring some more soul to the plates of local eaters. OLG, or Old Lady Gang, is an homage to Kandi’s mother Mama Joyce, along with her two aunts, all known for their amazing soul food style cooking. There are currently three locations.
But, owning a high profile restaurant can sometimes bring unwanted attention and nothing could be more true thanks to recent events.
On Friday night, three people were shot at the East Point OLG location, reports People magazine. The shooter was targeting a man eating inside of the restaurant and also shot two bystanders. According to witnesses, they heard gunshots and people screaming and running from the sounds. One witness recalls, “We heard two gunshots, and I saw somebody went out that door and I ran.” Another witness recounts they heard, “Screaming, a lady screaming.”
As if that wasn’t scary enough, police are still searching for the shooter in the ongoing investigation. It’s safe to say that the Atlanta community, along with Bravo fans everywhere, are shocked and saddened by the news. But no one is more heartbroken than Kandi herself.
In a statement released on her Instgram account, under the image of text that says”God’s Got You”, Kandi says, “My family and I are truly saddened by the unfortunate events that occurred at Old Lady Gang (OLG) Camp Creek, on the evening of February 14th, an evening that was meant to celebrate love, unfortunately turned into something quite different.”
Kandi continues,”Our prayers and thoughts go out to the individuals that were harmed or in any way negatively impacted. We are aware that this matter is being actively investigated by law enforcement and we are cooperating with law enforcement to bring to justice those involved.”
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“As African-American business owners, it has been our goal to invest in our community by bringing jobs, quality dining, and a positive experience to the greater Atlanta area; we hope that you know and understand that the acts of violence that occurred yesterday evening do not, in any way, serve as a reflection of OLG or its values,” Kandi wrote.
Kandi concluded, “We appreciate all of the love and prayers that have come our way and we encourage anyone with any information regarding any aspects of the events that occurred to please reach out to law enforcement as soon as possible.”
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While the investigation to find the shooter is ongoing, the three victims are expected to make a recover from their injuries. We are all sending our thoughts and prayers out to Kandi, her family, and everyone affected by this unfortunate event.
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