Rapper 'Young Dolph' Mowed Down in a Hail of Bullets in Memphis
Posted on November 30,-0001
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon. Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis. Shortly before 5 p.m., Memphis police released preliminary information about the shooting. Officers said information is pointing to Young Dolph being the victim, but they said the identification process has not been completed. Police called the shooting “senseless” and said “our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who were affected by this horrific act of violence.” The release closed by saying officers are committed to working to curb these types of incidents. Back on the scene, hundreds of people flocked to the area after news and headlines broke across the world. Tensions at the scene flared and raw emotion spilled over. People laid on the ground, crying. Some onlookers called for an end to gun violence and peace. Others cursed and expressed anger at the loss of the Memphis icon. Chaos broke out at times. A car with a man inside, apparently shot, drove into the crime scene. That man was taken away on a stretcher by paramedics. For hours, police worked to push the crowd back from the scene while trying to make sense of the tragic shooting death.