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Atlanta Black Pride Leader Shot and Killed

Atlanta Black Pride Leader Shot and Killed


Durand Robinson, a gay nightclub owner and organizer of the Black Gay Pride celebration in Atlanta, was found dead in a street in the southwestern part of the city early Wednesday morning. He had been shot in the chest.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, police have not determined a motive for the shooting or named any suspects, but it is believed that Robinson argued with someone before shots were fired.

"According to Atlanta police dispatchers, a resident in the 1700 block of Hadlock Street called 911 about 1:30 a.m. to report that she heard a loud scream, looked outside and saw a man lying in the middle of the street," reported the Journal-Constitution.

Robinson, who was 50 years old, lived in Decatur and co-owned the nightclub Traxx. He will be honored with a candlelight vigil on September 1. Black Gay Pride will take place in Atlanta over Labor Day Weekend.

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