Young Dolph: Shot fired outside cookie store where rapper was gunned down

Fans of Young Dolph were panic stricken on Thursday after a gun shot was fired near to the memorial of the killed star on Thursday

Young Dolph memorial shooting

Fans trying to pay their respects to killed rapper Young Dolph were left panicking after shots were fired near the memorial in Memphis.

A small crowd had gathered outside Makeda’s Cookies where the 36-year-old was fatally shot on Wednesday to pay tribute to the star.

But a video captured by ABC24 Memphis showed panic-stricken fans fleeing the location after a loud “pop” gunshot was heard.

Memphis police told TMZ they’re on scene at a location about half a mile from the cookie shop where one man was shot.

They revealed he is in a non-critical condition.

The scary moments come just a day after musician Young Dolph – whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr – was killed outside the shop in Tennessee in broad daylight.

Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis on Wednesday


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He was well known in the Memphis community, having released his debut album King of Memphis in 2016.

Police hunting for his killer have not named any suspects or made any arrests as of yet.

It wasn’t the first time the star had been the target of a gun attack. In 2017, he was hit by multiple bullets outside a shoe store in Hollywood, leaving him in need of surgery after being hit in the arms and buttocks.

“I knew I was shot one time, but I didn’t know I was shot three times: two in the leg, and one in the arm,” Dolph explained at the time.

“I saw so much blood coming out, and I sat up against the wall. I really was paranoid because I didn’t know if I was dehydrated or whatnot, from drinking [codeine-laced cocktail] lean.”

Earlier in the same year, his SUV was shot at with it alleged that over 100 rounds were fired. He was in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Fans gathered outside the cookie store where Young Dolph was killed

Young Dolph, best known for his hits Major and On the River, is survived by a son and a daughter.

Since the release of his debut album, he went on to score three top 10 albums.

He was also featured on O.T. Genasis’ hit single ‘Cut It’.

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