Two men found dead from gunshots Sunday night in southeast Atlanta were among the attendees at the city’s Black Gay Pride events over the Labor Day weekend.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the victims were identified as Calvin Streater, 26, of Atlanta and Samuel Blizzard, Jr., 21, of Virginia. Blizzard was a student at Georgia State University.
“A friend found the victims in an apartment at the Station at Richmond Hill Apartments, in the 1700 block of Richmond Circle,” reported the Journal-Constitution.
Police, who said the men attended the Black Gay Pride festivities, believe the victims knew their killer.
According to the GA Voice, police said there was no evidence that the men’s attendance at the gay event motivated the shooting, but the investigation remained “wide open” by Monday afternoon.
Late last month, Black Gay Pride organizer Durand Robinson was found shot to death on a street in southwest Atlanta. Police continue to investigate the murder.