Police hunt two gunmen suspected of killing rapper Young Dolph

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Police hunt two gunmen suspected of killing rapper Young Dolph

Memphis police released photos of two gunmen suspected of fatally shooting rapper Young Dolph in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday.

The alleged shooters, with their guns drawn, were captured on surveillance footage approaching the bakeshop Makeda’s Butter Cookies as Dolph was inside.

Surveillance footage of the suspects at the scene of Young Dolph's shooting in Memphis on November 17, 2021.
Surveillance footage of the suspects at the scene of Young Dolph’s shooting in Memphis on November 17, 2021.
Memphis Police Department via AP

The duo then allegedly fired several shots at the 36-year-old rapper inside the business, police said.

The suspected shooters fled in a white Mercedes Benz, according to cops.

Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was pronounced dead on the scene, authorities said.

Young Dolph was visiting Makeda’s Butter Cookies in Memphis when he was shot and killed.
Young Dolph was visiting Makeda’s Butter Cookies in Memphis when he was shot and killed.
Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images
A memorial for Young Dolph at the store where he was murdered.
A memorial for Young Dolph at the store where he was murdered.
AP Photo/Adrian Sainz

The rapper was from Memphis and was well known in the city, for which he named his 2016 debut studio album, “King of Memphis.”

The album reached No. 49 on the Billboard 200 chart, a record he beat in 2020 with his seventh album, “Rich Slave,” which reached No. 4.

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