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Police: At least 2 guns in downtown shooting; Atlanta rapper releases statement saying he was not involved

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Rome police said they are talking to possible witnesses into an early Sunday shooting that happened near Broad Street and left a 22-year-old man dead.

Lt. Rock Pace said investigators interviewed people Tuesday and planned more interviews today to learn more about the events that took place in the area of Broad Street and West Fifth Avenue.

“It’s been difficult to get all of the details since there was a lot of people down there and some of them aren’t from around here,” Pace said. “The evidence is showing that at least two weapons were fired so we’re trying to take that angle. It’s just figuring out who shot what and where.”

Pace said they don’t believe Travious Deshune Floyd was armed when he was shot near Tribune Street and West Fifth Avenue. He was found in front of the Historic Floyd County Courthouse, 101 W. Fifth Ave.

Floyd was pronounced dead at 2:01 a.m. Sunday at Floyd Medical Center.

A black Mustang seen speeding away from the scene had its back window broken out, apparently from a gunshot, according to Pace.

That car had a minor wreck on Broad Street and officers handcuffed and questioned the four men who were inside the car.

Pace said they believe the men were involved in the altercation in some way. They were released and are now listed as witnesses.

Atlanta rapper Bandit Gang Marco performed at The Peach on Saturday night and was the driver of the Mustang, according to Pace.

The rapper later posted a message on Instagram:

“To clear up the rumors and confusion of the Rome ga incident. I was not involved in any shootings,” the post said. “I even went to the police station and was released however #R.I.P to victim and sorry for the family members lost.”

Police believe the incident that led to the shooting began inside The Peach, a nightspot at 425 Broad St. Officers who were called to a fight at the business around 1:30 a.m. stated they heard five to seven shots coming from West Fifth.

Pace said they don’t know how many people were involved in the shooting and haven’t identified any suspects.