Memphis rapper Young Dolph Murdered in His Hometown!
These killings in the hip-hop community need to stop.
Young Dolph, a high-profile Memphis rapper, was killed in a shooting Wednesday while inside a cookie bakery on Airways Boulevard, say Memphis police. Get more details on Young Dolph since he was murdered…
Young Dolph has been shot and killed in Memphis pic.twitter.com/UJWPqNDm8M
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CelebnMusic247.com reports that the shooting occurred at the renowned bakery, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, a spot the 36-year-old star frequented in his trips home.
Witnesses who documented the aftermath of the shooting on social media identified Young Dolphs’ car, a vehicle with a unique and distinguishable camouflaged paint job. Scores of fans arrived at the scene after the shooting to express grief and support.
In the hours after the shooting, social media rumors began to spread of shootings connected to other Memphis rappers. A Memphis police spokesman said there is no evidence of shootings at two of the most rumored locations.
The spokesman did confirm shooting in the Orange Mound intersection of Deadrick Avenue and Haynes Street, which is near Melrose High School. There were no injuries in this shooting, which was also shared across social media. Any connection to the shooting of Young Dolph was unclear.
Memphis City Councilman J.B. Smiley and Tennessee State Rep. London Lamar called Wednesday for the city to institute a curfew after Young Dolph’s shooting, with Smiley referring to “reports of additional shootings.”
Officers are on the scene of a shooting at 2370 Airways. One male victim was located and was pronounced dead. No suspect info is available at this time.
The victim will be identified once the next of kin notification has been completed.
Please call 901-528-CASH with tips.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) November 17, 2021
This isn’t the first time the rapper has been targeted. As previously reported, back in 2017 Young Dolph suffered multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in Hollywood. He was heard calling Yo Gotti a b—h back then. Gotti and Dolph have had a longstanding beef for years.
4 years later, Dolph was once again shot at but this time it was fatal.
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A person receiving calls at a phone number for APA Agency, which lists Young Dolph on the agency page, declined to comment.