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Friday, November 30, 2012

UPDATE: Cousin Dan shot in Cabbagetown

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Performance artist and musician Daniel Scoggins, better known as Cousin Dan, was shot leaving 97 Estoria in Cabbagetown around 3 a.m. Friday morning.

According to the narrative provided by Atlanta Police, Scoggins was approached by two hooded black males in the bar's parking lot as he opened the driver's door of his car. One of the men said, "what's up with it," according to the statement, and fired 3 or 4 shots at Scoggins, striking him once in the right side of his back. The shot apparently chipped the top of his hip bone and exited through the side of his stomach, Scoggins said.

Scoggins managed to get in, start his car, and drive out of the parking lot in reverse to escape. Police said three bullet holes were visible on the left rear passenger door of the vehicle.

If you're squeamish, be warned. The photo below the jump is graphic.

According to witnesses at the scene, Scoggins yelled to bar patrons to call police after he realized he was shot.

One of the suspects was described as 5' 10" tall, medium build, wearing a grey hood and khaki pants. The other, about 6' 0" tall, large build, wearing a black hoodie.

According to the police, both men wore their hoods over their head and Scoggins was unable to provide additional details about the suspects. Nothing was taken during the incident. Both men fled on foot. Scoggins was taken by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound overnight.

In a text message this morning, Scoggins told Music Editor Chad Radford that he's been better, but had already been released from the hospital.

"There are no leads on this and no arrests have been made at this time," APD Spokesperson Kim Jones said.

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