• Variety

Longtime Ludacris Manager Chaka Zulu Shot and Wounded in Atlanta

Chaka Zulu, a veteran music executive and longtime manager of Atlanta rapper Ludacris, was shot Sunday night in the city’s Buckhead neighborhood, police confirmed to 11Alive.

The executive, who is co-CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records, was shot near Peachtree Road at around 11:35 p.m. Two other men were also shot; all three were transported to a local hospital where one died, according to the report.

Police do not have a suspect in custody and have not released information about Zulu’s condiction or that of the other surviving victim. Officers said the investigation remains active and is ongoing.

However, a source close to the situation tells Variety that Zulu’s condition is critical but stable, a report apparently seconded by former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who reportedly told WSB-TV’s Michael Seiden: ”We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time.”