Popular rapper shot dead.

Onyxnewsng gathered that popular American rapper, Young Dolph was shot dead in Memphis, three independent law enforcement sources confirmed on Wednesday to FOX13.

Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting occurred, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis.

Dolph’s Lamborghini sat in the parking lot of the bakery when FOX13 crews arrived.

The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community.

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Young Dolph is shot and killed in Memphis.

As FOX13 crews reported from the scene, a massive crowd gathered around, some people laying on the ground in tears.

The Memphis Police Department said another person was with Young Dolph at the time of the shooting.

Traffic in the area is shut off. On I-40 in the area, traffic is also at a crawl.

No information about the killer has been released by police at press time.

In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis.

Young Dolph is well known for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving in Memphis through the Memphis Athletic Ministries charity, speaking to school children and donating money to his former high school Hamilton High School.

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