Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting in Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (WREG) – According to early information from Memphis Police, Memphis-based rapper Young Dolph was slain Wednesday in a shooting inside a cookie store in Memphis. He was 36 years old.
Who exactly is Young Dolph? Rapper was slain in a shooting in Memphis.
A gunshot occurred Wednesday afternoon at 2370 Airways Boulevard near Ketchum in Memphis, according to Memphis Police.
Officers and witnesses could be seen standing in front of a damaged window at Makeda’s Butter Cookies, a bakery in a strip mall that Young Dolph had previously visited. See a video of his July visit to Makeda’s.
A guy who answered the phone and identified himself as the proprietor of Makeda’s stated that the rapper had just purchased cookies from the business before to the incident.
“This shooting is again another example of the senseless gun violence we are seeing locally and nationally,” stated Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis in a tweet.
Young Dolph, whose true name is Adolph Thorton Jr., graduated from Memphis’ Hamilton High School. He gave the school $25,000 last year for new sports equipment and supplies.
King of Memphis, Young Dolph’s first album, was released in 2016 and peaked at No. 49 on the Billboard charts. “Get Paid” is one of his biggest singles.
On Monday, he joined rapper Key Glock at the West Cancer Center near Memphis to distribute 200 Thanksgiving turkeys.
Airways Boulevard, which passes directly in front of the scene, is allegedly congested all the way to Interstate 240. Police have requested cars to avoid the area, which is near to Memphis International Airport.
The danger of retaliatory violence and unrest prompted Memphis state Rep. London Lamar and City Councilman JB Smiley to call for a citywide curfew Wednesday night.
A lady in a truck came up to the scene at one point, informing officers she had a gunshot victim in her car. That incident did not seem to be linked to the Young Dolph shooting. On the scene, EMTS started treating the guy.
Deion Sanders, LL Cool J, and others have paid respect to Young Dolph’s demise.
Young Dolph has previously been shot during a brawl at the Loew’s Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles in 2017. In that instance, one individual was arrested on a charge of attempted murder but later freed without charge.
Arrest made in the killing of Memphis rapper Young Dolph in 2017.
Earlier that year, rapper Blac Youngsta, who had signed with Yo Gotti, was accused of opening fire on Dolph’s SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Young Dolph‘s praises flooded social media.
Young Dolph of Memphis will perform during halftime of Game 3 of the Grizzlies-Jazz series.
“May God bless Dolph.” Memphis rapper born in Chicago who is very independent. Millions of people adore him. “Every time I saw him, he always showed me love. This is awful. God bless his family man,” Chance the Rapper tweeted.
“Sending love to @YoungDolph’s family, friends, and fans.” Young Brother, may you rest in peace. “I hope that the Almighty covers and lifts up your children and family,” LL Cool J posted on Twitter.
“I pray to God that these reports about my friend, brother, and a guy dear to my Sons @YoungDolph aren’t real.” Lord, please assist us as a people to put an end to the hatred, bloodshed, and despair. When we know how much we matter, people will notice. “Lord, please assist us right now.” Deion Sanders took to Twitter to express his thoughts.
“The terrible shooting murder of rap musician Young Dolph serves as just another reminder of the anguish that violent crime entails.” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland remarked, “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
“A loyal Hamiltonian and generous supporter of @SCSK12Unified, this young father’s life was sadly cut short by gun violence.” Let us keep SOUNDING THE ALARM and pleading for PEACE in our community!” Dr. Joris Ray, Superintendent of Shelby County Schools, said on Twitter.
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