American rapper Young Dolph shot dead in Memphis

Young Dolph dead

The Rapper Young Dolph was reportedly shot and killed inside a cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday.

The 36-year-old rapper was standing inside Makeda’s Butter Cookies shopping when someone drove up and began firing, according to Fox 13.

Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was born in Chicago but moved to Memphis with his family as a toddler and grew up there.

His first album, released in 2016, was titled “King of Memphis.”

The Memphis Police Department confirmed a fatal shooting at the cookie shop Wednesday, with a man found dead at the scene, but the victim was not publicly identified. A spokesperson for the department said an ID is pending notification of the next of kin.

Photos from outside the cookie shop show a camouflage car, similar to the pattern with which Young Dolph decorated his cars.

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“Lord please cover the entire Young Dolph family, friends and loved (ones),” NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders tweeted along with photos of he and Young Dolph in his office. “We thank u in advance Lord in Jesus name Amen.”

“Rest in power young Brother,” tweeted LL Cool J. “I pray your children and family are covered and lifted up by the almighty.”

“This broke my heart,” wrote Gucci Mane.

Less than a week ago, Makeda’s Cookies posted a video of the rapper on Instagram, saying he stopped by the shop “every time he comes home.”

“This is all I come for,” he said, showing off his chocolate chip cookies.

Dolph was previously shot multiple times in 2017 after being knocked to the ground during a fight at the Loews Hollywood hotel. Rapper Yo Gotti was named a person of interest but was cleared.