Kandi Burruss Reopens Blaze After Nephew Survives Shooting … Inside Her Restaurant

Media Take Out Staff |

Blaze Seafood & Steak reopened on Friday, Media Take Out confirmed, just one day after police say that a disgruntled employee shot Kandi Burruss’ nephew, Chef Melvin Jones, during an altercation at the restaurant on Wednesday.

According to South Fulton police, the two employees were involved in a fight when one employee shot Chef Melvin in the arm.

The suspect fled the scene and is still at large. Police are on a citywide manhunt searching for the alleged shooter.

Chef Melvin, luckily, survived the shooting. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. Melvin shared photos of his bullet wound on Instagram.

This is the second shooting at a restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker.

In 2020, three people were shot and wounded inside Kandi’s Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine in East Point.

Kandi took to Instagram on Wednesday to inform her followers that the restaurant was closed Thursday “for staff training” and would reopen Friday. She didn’t mention the shooting.

“Blaze will be closed today for a system update and staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. We will reopen Friday, September 9th at 1 PM.”

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