He was Inside a cookie bakery on Airways Boulevard when he was killed on Wednesday. As a result of what often comes after shooting incidents as has been claimed this was, the Memphis Police Department chief, Cerelyn C.J Davis, issued a statement that is been regarded in some quarters as an “extraordinary advisory” to citizens of the city.
In her statement made just after 6:30 p.m, she said: “Tonight we strongly encourage everyone to stay home if you do not have to be out.”
“We also strongly encourage everyone to remain calm as we actively perform our investigation. The Memphis Police Department is providing an increased presence in areas of the city that might be directly impacted by this unfortunate incident.”
“We are committed to working with the community to stop these senseless murders. We are also committed to bringing those responsible for today’s shooting and others to justice.”
According to her, the police can’t say what was the motivation behind the shooting. She confirmed that the shooting did take place inside the bakery but did not issue any information about the suspect, or if they have any. She did not say if the rapper’s death is linked to any other shootings.
She wants anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.
Gun violence has placed a huge burden on the city of Memphis, which has had closed to 275 homicides the year alone.
Immediately after she was done speaking, the police department twitter handle posted that another killing had happened on Lyceum Road near Elvis Presley Boulevard. The post did not say if both killings are related.
Young Dolph was a frequent goer of Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies whenever he goes back home – where he was eventually killed.
The car Young Dolph rode was identified by witnesses who posted the camouflaged painted car on social media. A lot of fans gathered at the scene to show support for the rapper. It did not take long for the rumor mill to kick into gear to link other shootings connected to other rappers from the city.
The Memphis police spokesman said there is no evidence of shootings at two of the most rumored locations – although the spokesman confirmed that there was a shooting at Orange Mound intersection of Deadrick Avenue and Haynes Street, near Melrose High School. This shooting was also shared on social media and there were injuries.
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