Following the tragic shooting death of Young Dolph, rumors started to surface on social media that retaliation measures had already started to begin.
On Wednesday (Nov. 17), several people on social media tweeted that Blac Youngsta’s grandmother’s home was shot up, along with a restaurant that belongs to Yo Gotti. “#PrayForMemphis,” tweeted @ajaathabratt. “They done killed Young Dolph, shoot up Yo Gotti momma restaurant & some shot up Blac Youngsta grandma y’all so sad mane.”
However, that did not happen. Hannah Wallsmith, who works for Memphis news station Action 5 News, refuted those claims. “Prive’s in Memphis has NOT been shot up per @Mem_PoliceDept.” Joyce Peterson, who also works for Action 5 News, tweeted. “Granny is safe too, per Memphis Police.”
As REVOLT previously reported, Dolph was shot and killed as he purchased cookies at a local bakery in Memphis. Maurice Hill, the owner of Makeda’s Butter Cookies, said someone drove up and shot Dolph while he was inside the shop.
On Wednesday, Jim Strickland, the mayor of Memphis, sent his condolences to Dolph’s family and friends on Twitter. “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” he tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
He also called for the city to remain calm as Memphis Police Department conducts its investigation to catch those who are responsible for the shooting. “To honor all victims of violent crime, I ask for calm in our city to allow the Memphis Police Department to do their duty to capture those responsible,” the mayor wrote. “I’d also like to ask that motorists continue to avoid the area of Airways and I-240.”
Lawmakers are now calling for the City of Memphis to go under a curfew on Wednesday night to “preserve the safety of all citizens.”
Check out the reporters’ tweets below.