Rapper Young Dolph Shot Multiple Times, In Critical Condition

On Tuesday (Sept. 26), TMZ reported that rapper Young Dolph was rushed to the hospital after being shot multiple times in Hollywood. According to reports, the rapper was in close proximity to Shoe Palace at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland when he was shot in the middle of the busy intersection, incurring multiple gunshot wounds.

The shooting is said to have happened outside of Loews Hollywood Hotel and believed to have transpired after an altercation ensued between him and three men. The Memphis artist allegedly fell to the ground and that is when one of the men involved in the confrontation reportedly fired his weapon at the rapper. After getting shot, Dolph sought refuge in a local business while the suspects involved in the shooting fled the scene.

According to the L.A.P.D., they currently have arrested a suspect in connection to the Dolph shooting. Police are also searching for a gold Cadillac Escalade in connection to the incident. Although reports have suggested that “Rake It Up” rapper Yo Gotti was the person implicated behind the shooting, L.A.P.D. Public Information Officer Sal Ramirez told Pitchfork that the claim was untrue. However, it has been reported that witnesses on the scene identified Gotti as a main player. The two Memphis rappers are involved in a highly publicized rap beef and have been for a while now.

In February of this year, Dolph was also in the middle of gunfire. While in Charlotte, North Carolina, the rapper’s SUV was shot at over 100 timesTMZ reports. In May, rapper Blac Youngsta (a Yo Gotti artist) surrendered to authorities after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The shooting inspired a body of work that Dolph released shortly after, aptly titled Bulletproof.

Dolph is in critical condition, but he is stable.

Photo Credit: Instagram/Young Dolph

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