AceShowbiz - A mayhem reportedly took place at Kandi Burruss' restaurant. According to a new report, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star's cousin and chef Melvin Jones was shot during an altercation at Blaze in Atlanta.
On Thursday, September 8, it was said that a shooting occurred at Blaze after two employees got into an argument. Melvin was allegedly shot in arm which resulted in him sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. The context of the altercation is currently unknown.
11 Alive claimed that police are currently looking for the alleged shooter, who fled the scene immediately after the shooting. The name of the alleged assailant has not yet been revealed.
While Kandi has yet to address the alleged incident, Melvin appeared to confirm it with his post on Instagram Story. The chef took to his Instagram account to share a picture of his gunshot wounds. "Still here cause granny be praying for me," so he wrote.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta hotspot announced on its Instagram account that it will be closed on Thursday. "Blaze will be closed today for a system update and staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. We will reopen Friday, September 9th at 1 PM," the announcement read.
People gave mixed responses in the comments section. Defending the Xscape singer, one user wrote, "Kandi may be classy. We can't hold her accountable if her staff are not. I hope bad hires don't ruin things & I hope no one is hurt by the recent events. Location. Location. Location." Another person added, "Every time I've been there they've always treated each other like family! Idk what goes on in Back of House, but the frontline is always amazing! This has NOTHING to do with location because Buckhead and Midtown have deadly shootings almost DAILY! Gather them @kandi what time you want us there Friday??"
Some others, meanwhile, trolled Kandi over the alleged shooting incident. "Closed for staff training ??!!! Ohhh not because your chef shot another chef ! Ok Kandi," one said, while another comment read, "Blood cleanup."