On Friday night, Valentine’s Day, an unidentified man walked into the restaurant and shoot three people. The names of the victims were not released, but police say only one of the three was the intended target, with the other two innocent bystanders. All three are expected to survive.
Police have not released any other details.
Opened in 2018, the Old Lady Gang restaurant is located southwest of Atlanta in the city of East Point; owned by Burress and her husband Todd Tucker, and named for Burress’ mother, Joyce Jones, and aunts Nora and Bertha. Burress and Tucker released a statement calling the incident “unfortunate”.
“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.“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.”
Burress went on to say that Friday’s incident was in no way a reflection of their business, and they remain committed to supporting the black community.