Henry County

Candlelight vigil to be held honoring victim of deadly Buckhead club shooting

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — A balloon release and vigil will be held in honor of one of the victims of a deadly shooting in Buckhead on May 12.

The shooting happened at the Elleven45 Lounge in Buckhead when a gunman got inside the club fatally shooting two people.

Sunday’s vigil will be in honor of 21-year-old Mari Creighton, who was shot and killed along with 20-year-old Nakyris Ridley, in addition to four others who were injured during the incident.

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Channel 2′s Michael Seiden spoke with Creighton’s family. Family members told Seiden that Creighton was out celebrating her niece’s birthday when a fight broke out in the Elleven45 Lounge, leading to Creighton’s death.

Her 22-year-old niece, Taylor Holmes, was also among the injured that night.

The “21 Shades of Pink” event will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. to honor Creighton, with family and friends to gather for the memorial tribute. Those in attendance will light candles and release balloons at her family’s home in Stockbridge.

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