Rapper Young Dolph dies aged 36 after Memphis shooting

Rapper Young Dolph has been shot and killed aged 36, according to reports.

TMZ reports the musician, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was involved in a shooting at Makeda’s Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Metro, three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to local news outlet FOX13 that the rapper, who released his debut album, King of Memphis in 2016, was shot as he walked into a cookie shop.

Eyewitnesses caught footage of police at the scene of the shooting as bystanders were heard shouting: ‘Ain’t no way these folks just killed Dolph.’

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

The owner then claimed that someone drove up, shot the Penguins rapper. He also told WREG that the star was hit while he was buying cookies. 

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