Memphis, Tennessee – Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot dead in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.
Morris Hill, owner of the store where the shooting took place, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 that his employees said Young Dolph, 36, had entered the store to buy cookies. Then someone drove and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the bakery in south Memphis.
PHOTOS: Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis, according to law enforcement sources
Young Dolph’s Lamborghini was sitting in the bakery parking lot when the FOX13 crews arrived.
The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., is well known in the Memphis community.
In 2016, he released his debut studio album King of Memphis.
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As FOX13 crews reported from the scene, a large crowd gathered around, and some people lay on the ground in tears.
Young Dolph is best known for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving in Memphis through the Memphis Athletic Ministries charity, talking to schoolchildren and donating money to his former high school teacher at Hamilton High School.
The Memphis Police Department said another person was with Young Dolph at the time of the shooting.
Traffic in the area is closed. On I-40 in the area, traffic is also at a crawl.
Soon after the news broke, people took to Twitter to share what Young Dolph means to them.
Coach Dion Sanders turned to faith on the day of the tragedy.
Rapper Gucci Mane said he was heartbroken by the news, describing Young Dolph as a close friend.
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No information about the shooter has been released by the police at this point.
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