Tragedy Strikes as Albany State Volleyball Player Mariam Creighton Fatally Shot at Atlanta Nightclub

Atlanta, Georgia – A tragic incident occurred at a nightclub in Atlanta, taking the life of Albany State University volleyball player Mariam Creighton. The shooting, which took place at Elleven45, claimed the lives of Creighton and another individual.

The athletic community at Albany State University is deeply saddened by the loss of Creighton, with the school’s athletic director expressing profound grief over the news. Creighton, who was also a standout player at Stockbridge High School, was remembered as a remarkable young lady who will be dearly missed.

Creighton initially began her collegiate volleyball career at Benedict College, where she quickly made a significant impact on the program. She later transferred to Albany State University, where she played in several games during the 2023 season as a sophomore.

Elleven45, the nightclub where the tragic incident occurred, has been a site of multiple violent episodes in recent years. Concerns about the establishment’s impact on the neighborhood were raised in a petition calling for its closure due to claims of increased criminal activity. The petition cited several shootings connected to the club between 2019 and 2020, which resulted in multiple fatalities.

During a City Council meeting in Atlanta, authorities revealed that the shooting stemmed from a fight within the club, although they were unable to confirm the intended target. The Atlanta Police Chief assured the public that efforts are underway to identify and apprehend the suspect responsible for the shooting.

As the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of Mariam Creighton and seeks justice for the tragic incident at Elleven45. The impact of such senseless violence resonates deeply within both the athletic and local communities, highlighting the need for increased safety measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.