Celebrities took to Twitter to share their shock about the news of the Memphis legendโ€™s death.

Community members at the scene of the shooting were more vocal, however. A woman telling FOX13, โ€œThat was a brother. That was a father. That was a son. That was a nephew,โ€ while calling for an end to the gun violence that has plagued Memphis streets and urging state leaders to reconsider the permitless carry gun law.

 

 

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray also took to Twitter, recalling Young Dolphโ€™s days at Hamilton High School in Memphis and begging that this tragedy should be heard as a call for peace around the city. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland also took to Twitter, saying that the tragic death is a stark reminder of the violent crime plaguing the city.