36-year-old rapper Young Dolph killed in Memphis, Tennessee
Tennessee — Rapper Young Dolph, who has appeared on a number of hits with fellow entertainers like Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Baby, has died in a shooting Wednesday at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, prompting a search for a shooter.
Police tweeted that no suspect information was available in the shooting, which took place at Makeda’s Cookie’s near Memphis International Airport.
“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. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
The Daily Memphian newspaper reported that Young Dolph’s cousin, Mareno Myers, said the rapper had been in town since Monday visiting an aunt who has cancer and was also giving out Thanksgiving turkeys.
“He was inside (Makeda’s), and somebody just rolled up on him and took his life,” Myers said.
Just last week, the cookie shop posted a video on Instagram of the rapper promoting the store’s cookies, saying he returns to the store whenever he is in Memphis