The bloody saga in the Orange Mound neighborhood continues. The neighborhood of southeast Memphis, where Young Dolph was shot and killed last week, continues to see gun violence. According to WREG Channel 3 News (Memphis), a shooting erupted Sunday afternoon (November 21) at the scene of Young Dolph’s tragic murder. In the aftermath, authorities confirmed one man dead at the scene.
Another Wave of Violence
The incident occurred just feet from where police discovered a white Merceds-Benz possibly used in the killing of Young Dolph. Earlier that day, police had towed the car off for investigation. Just a few hours later, gunfire erupted. Witnesses claim they counted five or six shots ring out. Afterward, an unidentified woman ran screaming in the direction of the shooting on the 1100 block of Bradley Street, as the suspect(s) fled. At this time, it remains unclear how many suspects had a hand in the violence. Furthermore, authorities have not yet publicly identified the victim. The Memphis Police Department reports that the suspect, or suspects fled in a black sedan. Authorities have not shared details on a make or model at this time. The suspect(s) remain at large at the time of reporting.
Memphis PD have not linked the shooting to either the murder of Young Dolph, or the attack on his memorial service last Thursday. In regards to the white Mercedes-Benz, police reiterated they have not confirmed direct ties between the car and the crime.
Dolph’s murder last Wednesday has rocked the Memphis community, prompting calls for curfew by a city councilman. The cookie shop where he was killed, Makeda’s Cookies, has sought financial aid following the broad-daylight attack. Community members and celebrities alike have grieved Dolph as Memphis PD continues its investigation. Fellow community members have vowed to continue Dolph’s tradition of handing out turkeys on Thanksgiving.
Garrett C. Owen