College volleyball player Mariam Creighton killed in nightclub shooting

College volleyball player Mariam Creighton killed in nightclub shooting

College volleyball player Mariam Creighton killed in nightclub shooting

Albany State University volleyball player Mariam Creighton has been tragically killed in a nightclub shooting in Atlanta. 

 

Atlanta Police Department said on Tuesday, May 14, that the incident happened around 2:28 AM on Sunday, May 14, when officers responded to shots fired at the Elleven45 establishment.

 

Six people were shot, two of whom were pronounced dead at the scene, Creighton and 20-year-old Nakyris Ridley.

 

The police department said in a statement; 

 

“Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred during a physical dispute at the location that escalated to gunfire.”

 

Creighton was a member of the ASU Golden Rams volleyball team, and was one semester from graduating from the HBCU with a biology degree.

 

Her family said she was at the club on Sunday celebrating her niece’s birthday. “It’s just senseless,” Creighton’s sister, Tiffany, said. “My sister was just out having a good time, and now our lives are just altered forever.”

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