Rapper Young Dolph Shot And Killed In Memphis
The rapper was inside of a store buying some cookies when someone pulled up and fired shots.
November 17, 2021 at 7:51 pm
Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday.
According to Fox 13, the store owner of Makeda's Butter Cookies said the rapper walked inside to buy some cookies before someone drove up and fired shots. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m., NPR reports.
On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021
The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., released his debut album, King of Memphis, in 2016.
After news of the rapper's death circulated, fans began to gather in the area.
New York Daily News reports that Dolph was born in Chicago and moved to Memphis with his family as a toddler.
Officials have not said if there is a suspect in custody, nor have they shared further details around the shooting.