‘He is Memphis’: City leaders, entertainment industry react to death of rapper Young Dolph
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting happened at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies on Airways Boulevard. Suspect information has not been given.
Makeda’s closed for the day.
Several Memphis community leaders offered condolences along with people in the entertainment industry.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland sends his thoughts and prayer to Young Dolph’s family and tweeted that his death is another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings.
Shelby County Schools superintendent, Dr. Joris Ray, referred to the rapper as a proud Hamiltonian and a generous supporter of the school district. Young Dolph was a
Shelby County Commissioner reflected on the first time she met Young Dolph, saying, “He is Memphis.”
Congressman Steve Cohen
“I am saddened by another pointless death by gun violence in Memphis and express my condolences to all those who knew Young Dolph and who were fans of his music. Gun violence must be stopped, and young lives protected from such senseless violence. I remain a staunch advocate for reasonable reforms.”
State Representative Dwayne Thompson
“I am saddened by the tragic murder of Young Dolph today. While I did not know him personally, his devoted parents live in my neighborhood and my heart goes out to them along with the rest of his family, his friends and fans. Young Dolph was an icon to many, not just for his talent, but as one who gave back to his community. It’s heartbreaking to hear of his passing, along with all the other victims of senseless gun violence plaguing our community. "
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