Memphis rapper Yo Gotti’s restaurant has been the scene of a tragic mass shooting, leaving two people dead and five others injured. The shocking footage reveals a brawl breaking out before gunfire erupted outside the restaurant. So far, two people are facing serious charges. Here’s what we know so far.
Shocking footage has emerged from a shooting at Yo Gotti’s restaurant in Memphis, revealing a brawl breaking out before gunfire left two people dead and five more injured.
In a video obtained by TMZ, chaos ensues as a man in a blue hoodie brawls at the center of the issue. It’s reported the man in the blue hoodie was actually on crutches, and he hands them to a woman before jumping into the fight.
The incident spills into the parking lot, where the man in the blue hoodie, apparently the same one from inside the club, pulls out a gun and starts shooting. Even before the man in blue fires a shot, one man is already lying on the ground.
Video of the altercation and the shooting was released, which you can watch below. WARNING! The footage below could be graphic to some:
TMZ releases security footage of brawl that led to shooting at Yo Gotti’s mom’s restaurant that left 2 d*ad and 7 injured. pic.twitter.com/JkdR5lb34q
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The Prive Restaurant, owned by Yo Gotti, has become the site of a mass shooting that has left at least five people injured, and two people dead. Local police report that one man was pronounced dead at the scene, while another died after being transported to Regional One Hospital. Three additional men and one woman were also shot and were driven to the hospital in private cars. The police have not released their conditions.
Breaking overnight: Several people hurt in a shooting at @YoGotti’s restaurant, Prive. We’ll have the latest this morning on @ABC24Memphis pic.twitter.com/hWnFj9mcUt
— Eryn Rogers (@ErynRogersTV) March 30, 2023
According to TMZ, cops were called to the scene in Memphis at around 11:30 PM on Wednesday after a confrontation inside the restaurant eventually spilled outside.
Thankfully, the police have made some progress in the investigation and have taken two suspects into custody. During a press conference, the Memphis Police Department revealed that the deceased victims were specifically targeted, but no further details were provided regarding the motive.
One person has been charged with first-degree murder, while the other faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.
While Yo Gotti owns Prive, a source has revealed that he was not in Memphis at the time of the shooting, and none of his family members, including his girlfriend Angela Simmons, were among the victims.
The Prive restaurant was previously closed in November 2021 for fear of retaliation violence after rapper Young Dolph was murdered about 10 miles away in Memphis. The police had guarded the establishment, but nothing happened. In 2019, Yo Gotti’s tour bus was shot up after a concert in Nashville, TN. Luckily, no one was injured.
The incident is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with those affected by the shooting. As the investigation continues, we hope that justice will be served for the victims and their families.
MPD is asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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