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"Cousin Dan" Shot in 97 Estoria Parking Lot

Victim was headed to his car when two men fired at him, hitting him in the abdomen.

"Cousin Dan" Shot in 97 Estoria Parking Lot "Cousin Dan" Shot in 97 Estoria Parking Lot "Cousin Dan" Shot in 97 Estoria Parking Lot

A man leaving the 97 Estoria bar was shot in the abdomen early Friday morning as he was entering his vehicle, Atlanta police said.

It's not immediately clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred around 3 a.m.

The victim is a local musician, Daniel Scoggins, who is known as " Cousin Dan."

Scoggins, who was taken to the Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, was later released.

In an e-mail to East Atlanta Patch, he said he is fine, considering the circumstances.

Scoggins gave police the following account:

He left the Cabbagetown bar and was walked to his car parked in the lot when he saw two men walking on the opposite side of Estoria.

Suspecting something was wrong, he walked hurriedly to his car.

As he opened his driver's side door, one of the men allegedly shouted, "what's up with it," and one of them fired a gun at him three or four times. Three of the bullets struck his car and one hit him.

The victim managed to get into his car as the men fled on foot, and headed north on Estoria/Krog Street.

He described one man as being black 5'10" in height, with a medium build and last seen wearing a gray hoodie jacket and khaki pants. The second man, also black, is about 6'0" tall, with a large build and was last seen wearing a black hoodie.

Police said there were no cameras and no witnesses to the shooting.

A call to 97 Estoria was not immediately returned Friday morning.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call 911 or Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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