A shooting occurred at Yo Gotti’s restaurant in Memphis, resulting in the death of two individuals and five others being injured

According to the police, a shooting took place at the Memphis restaurant owned by rapper Yo Gotti, resulting in the death of two individuals and injuries to five others on Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at Prive restaurant, with gunfire breaking out around 11:15 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement discovered two men who had sustained severe gunshot wounds.

One was declared dead on the spot, while the other passed away at a nearby hospital.

Police reported that the five additional individuals injured in the shooting were taken to hospitals in private vehicles. The victims were identified solely by their ages and genders, which were as follows: 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.

At the moment, there have been no arrests made in relation to the shooting. As per a preliminary investigation by the police, an altercation that occurred within the restaurant led to the exchange of gunfire. Local news outlet WHBQ disclosed that approximately 40 rounds were fired.

“It happened out in the parking lot, and it ended up in a shootout,” attorney Arthur Horne told local CBS affiliate WREG. “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.”

According to TMZ, Yo Gotti is a member of the ownership group for the restaurant where the shooting took place, and Horne is his preferred attorney. However, Gotti was not present in Memphis at the time of the shooting, and none of his relatives were involved.

The restaurant, Prive, had been briefly closed with police officers stationed outside in November 2021 after the shooting death of Gotti’s rival, Young Dolph, which occurred roughly 10 miles away from the establishment. Nonetheless, Prive was not targeted, and Gotti was never linked to Dolph’s murder.

“They’ve been in business for ten years, and nothing like this has ever happened at their establishment,” Horne told WREG.