Two victims died and five others have been injured in a shooting outside Yo Gotti's restaurant. Shots rang out immediately after the restaurant closed at 11 p.m. last night (March 29) outside the CMG boss' Prive dining facility.
The Memphis Police Department issued a statement on the fatal shooting on Thursday morning (March 30).
"On March 29, 2023 at 11:17 p.m. officers responded to a shooting outside 6980 Winchester," the statement reads. "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."
6980 Winchester— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) March 30, 2023
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Gotti's lawyer, Arthur Horne, gave the statement that followed about the terrible tragedy to local Memphis news outlet WREG.
"On behalf of Prive, they’ve been in business for ten years, and nothing like this has ever happened at their establishment," he said. "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."