Rapper Young Dolph shot dead in hometown of Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis: Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed Wednesday (Thursday AEDT) at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, and a search is underway for the shooter, officials said.

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.

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