American rapper, Young Dolph has reportedly died after he was shot at a renowned local bakery in Memphis where he normally goes to buy stuff from.
USAtoday.com reports that the witnesses identified Young Dolph’s car parked around the bakery, Makeda’s Cookies and he died at the scene at the age of 36.
The Memphis Police Department said “preliminary information” indicates Young Dolph is the sole male victim, according to a statement on Twitter. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide. Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence,” the police statement read.
There is no information on possible suspects at this time.
“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.”
On Wednesday evening, Memphis police chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis urged residents to “stay home if you do not have to be out,” adding that there have been discussions of establishing a curfew in the city. None have yet been put in place.
“We also strongly encourage everyone to remain calm as we actively perform our investigation,” Davis said. “The Memphis Police Department is providing an increased presence in areas of the city that might be directly impacted by this unfortunate incident.”