Young Dolph Shooting: Authorities Respond To Retaliation Rumors Against Blac Youngsta’s Grandmother And Yo Gotti

The 36-year-old rapper was shot and killed in Memphis.

On Wednesday (November 17), Authorities cleared up rumors that there were shootings at Blac Youngsta’s grandmother’s house and Yo Gotti’s restaurant following the tragic slaying of fellow Memphis rapper Young Dolph.

According to WMC-TV reporter Hannah Wallsmith, the Memphis Police Department told local press just a short time ago that Prive’s, Gotti’s restaurant, and Blac Youngsta’s grandmother are safe at the moment.

The confirmation from Memphis PD comes after Twitter users began spreading retaliation rumors, including one who wrote: “Blac Youngsta grandma house just got shot up, They just shot Yo Gotti mama restaurant Privé up, Students at a school just got shot.”

RELATED: Young Dolph Shot And Killed In Memphis

Additionally, Jim Strickland, Memphis’ mayor, sent his condolences to Dolph’s family and friends on Twitter. “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” he tweeted. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.” Lawmakers are also now calling for the City of Memphis to go under a curfew on Wednesday night to “preserve the safety of all citizens.”

Young Dolph was killed Wednesday while buying cookies at Makeda’s Butter Cookies. WREG reports that Memphis Police said one male victim was located and pronounced dead at the scene and confirmed Dolph, born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was the victim.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.

By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.