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Rapper Young Dolph dies in Memphis shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (WREG) A law enforcement source confirmed the original Memphis rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting at a cookie shop in Memphis. He is 36 years old.

Young Dolph’s first album, King of Memphis, was released in 2016 and peaked at number 49 on the Billboard charts. His hits include “Get Paid”.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornon Jr., graduated from Hamilton High School in Memphis. Last year, he donated $25,000 to the school to buy new sports equipment and gear.

Memphis police were at the scene of the shooting Wednesday afternoon at 2370 Airways Boulevard near Ketchum.

Employees and witnesses can be seen in front of broken windows at Makeda’s Butter Cookies, a bakery in a strip mall.

A man who answered the phone and identified himself as the owner of Makeda confirmed that a young man was shot while buying cookies.

Police said a male victim was located and died at the scene. They did not release information about a suspect.

“Victims will be identified once further next of kin notification is completed. Please call 901-528-CASH to provide tips,” said MPD.

Aviation Avenue, which runs in front of the scene, is believed to be back as far as Interstate 240.

Young Dolph was the victim of a previous shooting during an altercation at Loew’s Hollywood hotel in 2017 in Los Angeles. One was taken to prison on a charge of attempted murder in that case, but released without charge.

Earlier that year, rapper Blac Youngsta, who was signed to Yo Gotti, allegedly fired more than 100 shots into Dolph’s SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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