United States

Rapper Young Dolph dies in Tennessee shootout

12:01, 18 November 2021
Rapper Young Dolph dies in Tennessee shootout Photo: mpi04/imago stock&people/Global Look Press

Rapper Young Dolph was shot dead on Wednesday in a store in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

The police officers responded to the shooting at Makeda's Butter Cookies around 12:24 pm local time, where they found the victim upon arrival. Store staff said that Dolph had been firing from an approaching car.

“The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a statement.

Police tweeted they didn’t catch possible suspects in the shooting as they released surveillance photos of two of Young Dolph’s suspected killers jumping out of two different vehicles.

In September 2017, an attempt was made on the rapper in Los Angeles. Then he got into a skirmish with three men near the Loews Hollywood Hotel. In February, Dolph was in an SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina, when the vehicle came under fire. Later in May, three people were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Young Dolphin released several mixtapes, starting with 2008′s “Paper Route Campaign,” and multiple studio albums, including his 2016 debut “King of Memphis.” He also collaborated with fellow rappers Key Glock, Megan Thee Stallion, T.I., Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, and others.

Young Dolph had three albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, with 2020′s “Rich Slave” peaking at No. 4.