Arrest Made In Young Dolph Shooting; Rapper Expected To Survive
Police have made an arrest in connection to a Tuesday shooting that left rapper Young Dolph injured.
The shooting happened near the popular Hollywood & Highland shopping center. Police have arrested Corey McClendon on suspicion of attempted murder, Detective Meghan Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department told LAist. He is being held on $1 million bail. Detectives are currently trying to identify two other suspects who were seen at the site of the shooting, according to Aguilar.
Young Dolph was shot multiple times outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel, according to the L.A. Times. He was in the middle of a fight with three men when he fell to the ground and was shot several times. He managed to get to his feet and walk into the nearby Shoe Palace on Highland Avenue.
The three men fled in different directions, according to ABC. One jumped into a gold Escalade and exited the vehicle a short distance away before fleeing on foot. Young Dolph was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition; he is now stable and is expected to recover.
Some media outlets are speculating that the shooting may involve Young Dolph's ongoing dispute with fellow Memphis rapper Yo Gotti. TMZ claimed Yo Gotti is a person of interest, but police officials have denied these claims, according to the L.A. Times. Apparently Yo Gotti's entourage was staying at the Loews Hollywood Hotel (outside which the shooting occurred), but it's unclear whether any of the three men in the altercation had a connection to Yo Gotti.
Young Dolph is a 32-year-old rapper based in Memphis. He was scheduled to perform at the Marke Nightclub on Jefferson Boulevard and Main Street on Thursday.