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."