Young Dolph is dead after a shooting in Memphis.
Law enforcement sources tell FOX13 that the 36-year-old rapper was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting occurred at Makeda’s Butter Cookies. Dolph reportedly walked in the store to buy cookies when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire through a front window, striking the rapper.
Video of the crime scene has surfaced on social media. Dolph’s camouflage Corvette Stingray can be seen in the parking lot of the Memphis strip mall.
Young Dolph has been shot and killed in Memphis pic.twitter.com/UJWPqNDm8M
— ❤️Ciara❤️ (@CeCeMonroeBadd) November 17, 2021
On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C
— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021
Bankroll Freddie appeared to confirm the report. “Mane They Just Killed My Ni**a @youngdolph,” he wrote on IG Stories.
Bankroll Freddie posted this…. Dolph is really gon bro this shit got me sick to my fuckin stomach pic.twitter.com/OtOu5qwphA
— 30k Tmay (@30ktmayy) November 17, 2021
Others including Megan Thee Stallion, Quavo, and Gucci Mane took to social media to mourn the loss.
I am sooo sick rn I am in disbelief! Praying for his family and friends ! Rest In Peace to my friend a true legend dolph 🙏🏾
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) November 17, 2021
R. I.P. to my friend Dolph this broke my heart
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) November 17, 2021
DAMN! This One Hurt 😞
RIP DOLPH! 🙏🏾 🙏🏾
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) November 17, 2021
Damn R.I.P DOLPH PRAYER FOR YA KIDS AND FAMILY SMH
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 17, 2021
REST UP DOLPH
— PnBRock (@PnBRock) November 17, 2021
God bless Dolph 🕊 Real independent Memphis rapper born in chicago. loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic God bless his family man
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) November 17, 2021
RIP DOLPH 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Yung Rénzél 👑 (@RickRoss) November 17, 2021
Just days earlier, Makeda’s Cookies shared a video of Dolph buying chocolate chip cookies at the shop. He had been a loyal patron and stopped by every time he was back home.
Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., released his debut album King of Memphis in 2016. His most recent project, Dum and Dummer 2, a collaborative project with Key Glock, dropped in March.
He leaves behind a son and a daughter.