Atlanta police are searching for the killers of two men who were shot execution-style after attending events at Atlanta's Black Gay Pride weekend. The bodies were discovered Sunday night in a southeast Atlanta apartment, report WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Atlanta police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said they were called to the scene, where a friend had discovered two men shot in the head inside an apartment. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as Samuel Blizzard Jr., 21, of Spring Cove, Va. Officials said Blizzard was a Georgia State University student. The other victim was identified as 26-year-old Calvin Streater, of Atlanta. Police said they believe the victims knew their attacker because there was no sign of forced entry.
Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos confirms to the Georgia Voice that both men were apparently gay. "We have learned in fact they attended some Black Gay Pride activity that day," he said. There is no overt evidence the shooting deaths had anything to do with the fact the men were at a gay event, he added. We have no suspects, no motives it was a bias crime."
Atlanta Police Department LGBT Liaison Officer Patricia Powell was "engaged last night and went to the scene," GA Voice reports. Campos adds that Powell has "been monitoring side events at Pride all weekend."
Friends are already leaving messages on Calvin Streater's Facebook. Streater's last entries were on the morning of September 1. "Thinking about taking a trip to New Jersey," Streater said.
The double murders are the second and third Black Gay Pride-related homicides in the past 10 days. Traxx co-owner Durand Robinson was gunned down in an apparent carjacking on August 25. There are still no arrests. Watch FOX 5's report WHEN YOU JUMP ...