Young Dolph 'dead' updates – Rapper, 36, 'shot and killed' as fans pay tribute to 'King of Memphis' star

RAPPER Young Dolph has reportedly been shot dead as gunfire erupted at a cookie store in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.

The star was shot down after a car pulled up and fired through the front window of the store, TMZ reported.

Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies.

Eagle-eyed fans believe that they spotted the rapper's vehicle, a camouflage print two-door, in the parking lot.

Police confirmed that one male victim was pronounced dead following the shooting, but insisted that their identity will only be revealed when the next of kin have been contacted.

Read our Young Dolph live blog below for the latest news & updates…

  • Jennifer Korn

    VIDEO OF THE SCENE

    A local posted a video on Twitter of the scene where Young Dolph was reportedly killed this afternoon.

  • Jennifer Korn

    YOUNG DOLPH GAVE BACK

    The rapper was known around Memphis for giving away turkeys around Thanksgiving.

    He also donated to his high school, called Hamilton High School, and spoke to children in the community.

  • Jennifer Korn

    COMMUNITY DEVASTATED

    Reporters at the scene claimed that members of the community were turning up to the scene, with some lying on the ground in tears.

    FOX13 reported that a massive crowd has gathered on the scene.

  • Jennifer Korn

    THE SCENE

    FOX13 reported Jeremy Pierre shared photos of the scene, where Young Dolph was killed.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT IS YOUNG DOLPH'S REAL NAME?

    The rapper's real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr.

    Born July 1985, Dolph was 36-years-old.

  • Jennifer Korn

    HOW OLD IS YOUNG DOLPH?

    The rapper is 36-years-old.

    He has been in the scene since he released his debut album, King of Memphis, in 2016.

  • Jennifer Korn

    IS THE SHOOTER IN CUSTODY?

    No information about the shooter has been released and it is not yet clear whether or not the suspect is on the loose.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 901-528-CASH.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT DID THE SHOP OWNER SAY?

    Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies.

    He said that someone drove up and then shot and killed the rapper. He also told WREG that the star was hit while he was buying cookies.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WAS YOUNG DOLPH SHOT BEFORE?

    In 2017, the rapper was shot in Hollywood, California, outside of a retail store. After being listed in critical condition, Dolph survived the attack and recovered from his injuries.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUNG DOLPH?

    The rapper was killed as gunfire erupted this afternoon.

    The owner of the shop where the shooting happened said that Young Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies when he was shot dead.

    Police confirmed that one male victim was pronounced dead following the shooting, but insisted that their identity will only be revealed when the next of kin have been contacted.

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