HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Rapper Young Dolph was shot several times Tuesday next to the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, just steps away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a bustling tourist district.
The shooting occurred about 1:15 p.m. between a shoe store and the hotel on Highland Avenue, just north of Hollywood Boulevard.
Dolph, 32, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was in critical condition when rushed to a hospital. He is now in stable condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Detectives wanted to talk with rapper, Yo Gotti, who police said was possibly staying at the hotel along with Dolph.
The shooter’s gold Cadillac Escalade was later found at a nearby gas station. Police detained two men for questioning.
According to investigators, the shooting could be related to a feud that went back to February, when the Dolph’s SUV was shot about 100 times while he was performing in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He has been on the rap scene since 2014. Ironically his latest album is titled “Bulletproof,” and a song on that album is titled “100 shots.”