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US Rapper Young Dolph dies at 36 in Memphis shooting

02:00  18 november  2021
02:00  18 november  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

Rapper Young Dolph gunned down in Memphis

  Rapper Young Dolph gunned down in Memphis Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement sources confirmed to multiple media outlets. Makeda's Butter Cookies owner Maurice Hill told Fox affiliate WHBQ that Young Dolph, who was born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., walked into his bakery around 1 p.m. local time, at which point someone drove up and gunned the rapper down.On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I'm hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda's Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C- Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021"One male victim was located and was pronounced dead.

Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis , TN. He was 36 . 1:54 PM PT -- Young Dolph 's attorney and friend Scott Hall tells us the rapper was in town for his annual Thanksgiving giveaway -- he'd been living in Atlanta most of the time. Hall says Dolph was scheduled to hand out a truckload of turkeys to folks in his old neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.

Young Dolph had been the victim of a previous shooting during a fight at the Loew’s Hollywood Hotel in 2017 in Los Angeles. One person was booked into jail on a charge of attempted murder in that case, but was released with no charges. 2017: Arrest made in shooting of Memphis rapper Young Dolph . Earlier that year, rapper Blac Youngsta, who signed with Yo Gotti, was accused of firing over 100 shots at Dolph ’s SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina. Social media blew up with tributes to Young Dolph . “I hope to God these rumors ain’t true about my friend, my brother and a man dear to my Sons

Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting near a well-known bakery in Memphis on Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed. He was 36.

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Young Dolph, whose name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was in Memphis for his annual Thanksgiving giveaway, attorney Scott Hall told NBC News. He was on his way to the event to hand out turkeys when he stopped at the bakery and was fatally shot, Hall said.

Memphis Police Department Chief CJ Davis said in a statement Wednesday that officers responded to the shooting at 12:24 p.m. at an address on Airways Boulevard, southeast of downtown Memphis.

The address of the shooting given by police is also the location of Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies.

Young Dolph, popular Memphis-based rapper, dead at 36

  Young Dolph, popular Memphis-based rapper, dead at 36 Young Dolph, the rapper behind albums like "Rich Slave," died in a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday at the age of 36, according to Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis.Young Dolph, the rapper behind albums like "Rich Slave," died in a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday at the age of 36, according to Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis.

Rapper Young Dolph is dead after being shot and killed while visiting a bakery in his hometown of Memphis , Tennessee. A representative for the artist, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., told Variety in a statement that they are "shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends." Click here to sign up for the entertainment newsletter. Dolph was reportedly set to pass out turkeys at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis this Friday. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Young Dolph dead: Rapper shot and killed in Memphis , police say. Dolph is best known for his single ‘Major’. Sam Moore. Wednesday 17 November 2021 19:55. An eyewitness states that the musician, who released his debut album, King of Memphis in 2016, was shot as he walked into a cookie shop. Police say the shooting took place at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies and according to TMZ, a shot was fired through the window.

The victim, preliminarily identified by the police department as Thornton, was pronounced dead at the scene, Davis said.

"The shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide," Davis said. "Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence."

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland added in a statement his death offered another reminder "of the pain that violent crime brings with it."

Amid news reports the rapper was killed on Wednesday afternoon, rappers and influencers alike took to Twitter to express their grief and shock.

"God bless Dolph," Chance the Rapper tweeted. "Real independent Memphis rapper born in chicago. loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic God bless his family man."

Young Dolph Visited Cookie Store 'Every Time' He Came Home, Video Posted Days Before Death Reveals

  Young Dolph Visited Cookie Store 'Every Time' He Came Home, Video Posted Days Before Death Reveals Makeda's Cookies had shared a video of their famous customer stopping by less than a week before he was shot outside the storeYoung Dolph was a regular customer at the cookie shop where he was fatally shot in Memphis on Wednesday.

Rapper Young Dolph (born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr.) was shot and killed in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 17). According to Fox 13 in Memphis , Young Dolph , 36 , walked into a local cookie shop when someone drove up and opened fire around 1 p.m. It was also reported that one other Young Dolph became known by the masses in 2015 when he hopped on OT Genesis ‘ “ Cut It ” and it peaked at 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. After that he went on to release his debut studio album King of Memphis in 2016, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Young Dolph , a deeply skilled Memphis rapper with deadpan bravado and a fierce independent streak who emerged as one of hip-hop’s most promising new stars in recent years, was killed Wednesday in a shooting in his hometown. He was 36 . The news, which had been reported by Fox 13 Memphis The Memphis police chief, Cerelyn Davis, said in a statement posted on Twitter that “the preliminary information indicates” that the victim was Young Dolph , and that they were working to confirm that “once the identification process has been completed.” The local Fox affiliate reported that the victim

Rapper Gucci Mane said: “R.I.P. to my friend Dolph this broke my heart.”

“Damn man, me and Dolph used to be next door neighbors. Smh. RIP DOLPH," rapper Lil Yachty said.

DJ Akademiks tweeted footage of a local newscast and said the scene of the shooting was flooded with fans and police.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis reported Thornton was born in Chicago but moved to Memphis as an infant.

He launched his career with a series of mixtapes beginning in 2008, moving up the hip-hop ranks and Billboard charts in 2016 with Gold-certified hits like "100 Shots" while his 2020 album "Rich Slave" peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

The Commercial Appeal also said Wednesday's shooting was not his first experience with gun violence.

Thornton had been the victim of two other shootings in 2017.

In February of 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina, a suspect fired more than 100 rounds at a heavily armored SUV that Thornton would later credit with saving his life.

Later in 2017, Thornton was critically injured after a suspect shot him multiple times outside of a Hollywood hotel in Los Angeles. He made a full recovery, the newspaper reported.

Variety reported that Thornton was the cousin of Chicago rapper Juice Wrld, who died of a drug overdose at Midway International Airport in 2019.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Young Dolph's Family Shares Pain of Losing Rapper Following His Death Aged 36 .
The Memphis rapper, who had two children, was shot dead at a cookie shop in the city on November 17.Dolph—whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.—was fatally shot at a Memphis cookie shop on November 17.

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