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No curfew will be in place but citizens are encouraged not to go out

Police Chief Davis spoke at a media briefing stating that they are not going to set a curfew yet.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley and Tennessee State Representative London Lamar have called for a curfew in Memphis Wednesday night after rapper and Memphis-native Young Dolph was shot and killed on Airways Blvd near I-240. 

"Today, we lost a very talented Memphian and star known all across this country," Smiley wrote in a statement released Wednesday. "I'm hopeful that the City of Memphis will implement a curfew to preserve the safety of all citizens."

Representative London Lamar took to Twitter to ask Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland to enact a curfew, "My fear is that many people are hurting and the violence will continue!"

No other city officials have called for a curfew at this time and neither Memphis. 

In a media briefing, Police Chief Davis said that they are encouraging all Memphians to stay home if they do not have to go out and to stay calm while the police department does their investigation. In regards to a curfew, Chief Davis said that Memphis Police will have an increased presence in areas of the city that might be greatly effected by this shooting, but there will not be a curfew Wednesday night.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available. 

 

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