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Aspiring Rapper Update

Posted on | March 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Aspiring Rapper Update

Skating, bowling, laser tag — the Metro Fun Center on Atlanta’s south side has lots of entertainment, including live gunfire:

A young woman was who killed in an Atlanta shooting after a fight over a bowling ball late Thursday evening has been identified as the Lakevia Jackson who has a son with well-known rapper Young Thug.
Jackson’s family called the shooting senseless and said they are having a hard time coming to grips with her death during an outing that was meant to be a celebration of life.
“She was celebrating a birthday at the bowling alley with a very close family friend,” said mother Sherina Jackson.
The 31-year-old mother was at out at the Metro Fun Center in a shopping center located 1900 block of Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. Her mother said they were bowling when a second group came in and started taking over their space, leading to an argument shortly after 11:30 p.m. over a bowling ball.
Calling the shooting “truly an atrocity,” Atlanta Homicide Commander Ralph Woolfolk did not mince words.
“A young lady has lost her life tonight as result of over an argument over a bowling ball,” Woolfollk said.
The shooter reportedly left the bowling alley and waited in the parking lot for 20 minutes waiting for Jackson to come out.

Incidentally, what is now Metropolitan Parkway used to be called Stewart Avenue, but the city changed it because it was named for Confederate Gen. A.P. Stewart, who commanded a corps in Hood’s army during the battles around Atlanta in 1864. Lots of other streets around Atlanta have been similarly renamed, although how exactly this erasure of history has improved anyone’s quality of life is uncertain:

LaKevia’s shooting death was Atlanta’s 35th homicide investigation this year, police said Friday. By this time last year, there were 28, according to data from the department.

In other words, homicides are up 25% over last year, when there were 158 homicides in Atlanta, the city’s highest total since 1996.

General Stewart could not be reached for comment.



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