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2 Killed, 5 Injured in Shooting at Rapper Yo Gotti’s Restaurant in Memphis

A shootout took place at a restaurant owned by rapper Yo Gotti in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday night. Two people were killed in the shooting, while five others are reported to be injured.

The gunfire erupted in the parking lot after an altercation within the restaurant. The police are now investigating the case, but the assailants still remain at large. Yo Gotti, whose real name is Mario Sentell Giden Mims, was not present at the site during the incident.

Shooting at Yo Gotti’s Memphis Restaurant Leaves Two People Dead

The shooting happened outside Yo Gotti’s Prive restaurant around 11 pm on March 29. Two male victims were killed in the altercation: one was found dead on the spot, while the other succumbed to his injuries in a nearby hospital. 

Five other people: a 37-year-old man, a 35-year-old man, a 31-year-old man, a 30-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman, were injured; however, their conditions have not been revealed by the law enforcement forces. It is not yet clear what led to the altercation, and the authorities have not caught the suspects as of now.

Memphis Police Department has released a statement detailing the incident: “On March 29, 2023 at 11:17 p.m., officers responded to a shooting outside 6980 Winchester. Two male victims were located. One was pronounced deceased on the scene, and one was transported to [Regional One Health] critical, where he was later pronounced deceased.”

“Five additional victims, four males and a female, arrived at area hospitals by [personally owned vehicles]. Prelim information indicates that the shooting stemmed from an altercation that started inside the club.”

Yo Gotti’s Attorney Releases Statement

Neither the 41-year-old rapper nor any of his family members were present at the restaurant when the shooting took place. Yo Gotti’s attorney, Arthur Horne, has now issued a statement to the local media, revealing that the gunfire erupted outside the restaurant when they were closing up.

“On behalf of Prive, they’ve been in business for 10 years, and nothing like this has ever happened at their establishment. It happened out in the parking lot, and it ended up in a shootout. Nothing happened inside the restaurant. Despite any conflicting reports, they were closing, and this happened at the end of the evening in the parking lot,” Horne stated.

The Police Earlier Thwarted a Shooting at the Rapper’s Concert in July 2022

The news comes just eight months after the Memphis Police thwarted a shooting at the Rake It Up rapper’s eighth annual Birthday Bash concert in July last year. At the time, a man had threatened to open fire on people and kill himself at the concert venue after his girlfriend broke up with him.

The suspect was then detained. “Officers responded to an armed mental consumer call in the 200 Block of South Main Street. Upon arriving on the scene, officers were met by the suspect, Elijah Hyman, and his girlfriend. Hyman appeared distraught due to a breakup between him and his girlfriend,” the police stated at the time.

“Officers were advised that since Hyman and his girlfriend’s relationship was coming to an end, he wanted to kill himself and everyone he saw coming from an event being held at the FedEx Forum. Hyman was detained, placed in cuffs, and taken for medical treatment and evaluation,” they added.

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