A tragedy took place at a Memphis restaurant owned by hip-hop recording artist, Yo Gotti. Two people reportedly passed away while five others were injured.According to Fox 8, a shooting occurred at a Tennessee restaurant, Prive, which is owned by Mario Mims who is better known as Yo Gotti on Wednesday night around 11:30 p.m. Seven people were shot, and two of the victims passed away.
There was an incident that took place outside the establishment in the parking lot. XXL reported that law enforcement officials released a statement from the Memphis Police Department.
“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.”
The five shooting victims who survived consisted of four men and one woman who were all transported to local hospitals in private vehicles. The men are 37, 35, 31, and 30 years old. The woman is 25. Officials have stated that the shooting started after an altercation inside the restaurant.
Arthur Horne, the owners’ attorney released a statement as Gotti and his mother, who he purchased the restaurant for state that they are devastated. “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,” he continued. “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.”
TMZ released a video of the incident.