Rapper Young Dolph shot and killed while stopping at shop to buy cookies

by 24britishtvNov. 17, 2021, 9 p.m. 19
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Rapper Young Dolph has been shot dead at the age of 36.

The musician - real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr - was shot and killed today while he was buying cookies at a store in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, police have confirmed.

Owner Maurice Hill told Fox 13 Young Dolph had walked into the store to buy cookies when someone drove up and shot him.

A source said shots were fired through the front window of the car, striking the rapper.

Another source claimed that an unidentified gunman ran into the store and shot two bullets, one fatally wounding Young Dolph.

The exact circumstances of the shooting have not yet been released, but it's said that Young Dolph was a regular visitor to the store.

No information on the shooter has been released so far either, and it's not clear if the person is in custody or is on the run.

It's reported that the window of the shop was broken in the shooting.

Young Dolph was well known in the Memphis community, having released his debut album King of Memphis in 2016.

TMZ reports that a huge police presence is on the scene where the shooting took place.

The site published a video from the scene, which shows police cars parked up outside the store as officers investigate what happened.

Officers were seen in bulletproof vests taping the area around the store off, and reporters on the scene claim people have been turning up and lying on the ground in tears.

Young Dolph has been targeted before.

In 2017, he was hit by multiple bullets outside a shoe store in Hollywood.

He needed surgery after being hit in the arms and buttocks.

Earlier that same year, his SUV was shot at more than 100 times while he was in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Young Dolph, best known for his hits Major and On the River, is survived by a son and a daughter.

His most recent release came earlier this year, with Dum and Dummer 2 going on sale in March.

He'd also featured on numerous mixtapes and compilation albums.

Young Dolph had last posted on Instagram five days ago.

He shared a picture of Kenny Muney's Time is Muney album cover, telling his fans to pick up a copy.

And following the tragic news of his death, some of his 4.4million followers left comments to express their shock and sadness.

"Don’t tell me it’s true," another begged.

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