Dave Chappelle not involved in fatal shooting near Ohio home, rep confirms
A fatal shooting down the road from Dave Chappelle’s rural Ohio house Wednesday sent rumors flying on social media — but his rep and authorities confirmed the comedian was not involved in the incident.
The shootout took place at 11 a.m. on a driveway outside a property on Grinnell Road in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and left two people dead, according to local outlets.
The address is close to a property owned by the 46-year-old, who grew up in Yellow Springs — leading to concern on social media.
“hearing report of fatal shooting at DAVE CHAPPELLE (the comidiens [sic]) house! #davechappelle #sayitaintso,” one person tweeted.
But his rep, Carla Sims, said the shooting happened about a mile away from Chappelle’s property — and he doesn’t live at the address anyway.
“It did not happen at Dave’s home,” Sims told The Post. “He’s fine.”
In fact, the funnyman is in London right now as part of his comedy tour, she said.
The Greene County Sheriff’s office confirmed the comedian wasn’t involved.
The victims of the shooting have not yet been identified.
Neighbors described hearing yelling before the gunshots.
“People shoot guns in the Glenn all the time, but it’s past hunting season,” one resident told local outlet WHIO-TV. “It was clear there was some kind of personal conflict.”
“I would not expect us to have a shootout on Grinnell Road in the middle of a cornfield in Yellow Springs,” the neighbor added.
The road is expected to be closed until nightfall, officials said. An investigation is ongoing.
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