A little over 24 hours after Young Dolph was fatally gunned down inside a cookie shop in Memphis, another man was shot nearby.
According to FOX 13, a man was shot at the Family Dollar that is located right next door to Makeda’s Cookies, the bakery where Dolph was killed. The Memphis Police Department confirmed that two people were detained at the scene and another was arrested at a nearby intersection. The man who was shot is in non-critical condition. The shooting is currently under investigation.
Dolph was shot and killed on Wednesday (Nov. 17) as he purchased cookies inside Makeda’s. Video surveillance of two gunmen was released to the public. In the images, the two suspects — who were dressed in grey sweatpants, dark hoodies and white face masks — opened fire in the parking lot in front of the bakery. One suspect appeared to be holding a pistol, while the other was armed with a Draco AK-47. They then fled the scene in a white Mercedes.
On Wednesday, the Memphis Police Department called the shooting “senseless” and said, “our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who were affected by this horrific act of violence.” Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis urged residents to stay inside their homes if they did not have to be out. She also stated that officers would be patrolling certain areas throughout the night.
Makeda’s Cookies is now boarded up and fans have turned the area into a memorial for the slain emcee. The outside of the bakery is now filled with teddy bears, balloons, flowers and signs that read, “Stop the killings.”
Members of the community have gathered in the parking lot to mourn Dolph’s passing and show support for the Black-owned business that he was killed in.
Check out the post from the Memphis Police Department below.