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American Rapper Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis


American rapper, Young Dolph has been shot and killed at the age of 36.

Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 and TMZ that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon, November 17.

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.

Young Dolph’s Lamborghini sat in the parking lot of the bakery when FOX13 crews arrived.

The rapper has been targeted in the past. Back in 2017, he was struck by multiple bullets outside a shoe store in Hollywood, getting hit in the arms and buttocks, requiring surgery.

Earlier that same year, Dolph’s SUV was shot over 100 times while he was in Charlotte, NC in a shooting that saw an arrest warrant issued for Blac Youngsta, who later turned himself in. The charges against BY were eventually dropped.

The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving, speaking to school children, and donating money to his former high school Hamilton High School.

In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis.

Dolph leaves behind a son and a daughter. He was only 36.