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.”

Comments (36)
  1. Jim Morrison says:

    Maybe the NFL and its players should be protesting the violence and rampant use of the Nword and misogyny in Rap Music lyrics instead?

  2. Joe Pace says:

    I am sure it was a white supremacist Nazi and not any sons of obama.

    1. Takit Itzfre says:

      That would be funny….a black rapper that is a white supremicist nazi. Where are the investigtive reporters when we need them.

  3. Samual Colt says:

    Those creatures are feral savages.


    1. Excellent point! In fact, if that fire chief (who was forced to QUIT his job; no freedom of speech for him) had just gone on YouTube and SANG the “N” word at Coach Tomlin, he might be up for a Grammy instead of being forced out of his job (at the volunteer fire department).

      1. How do you lose a volunteer job? They didn’t even say “Thanks for all the free labor” did they?

  5. Now THAT’S something you don’t hear of everyday – no, not black on black violence – but a “brother” named Adolph…

  6. Dean White says:

    Note: rethink next album title….

  7. Savages doing what savages do..why does this “music” cause such an attraction to lead bullets? Will there be a “candlelight vigil” for the poor degenerate? Just contuining the tradition of Tupac Shakure, Biggies Smalls, etc.

  8. Well,the boy ain’t “nigga proof”,is he?

  9. mjazzguitar says:

    This just gives him “street cred” and all the young guys will think he’s super dope.

  10. I can get those NFL Kneelers to stand up.
    …just substitute Ice-T’s “COP-KILLER” for our National Anthem.

  11. I think it goes with the job of being a rapper.

  12. Impulse control issues and the Bell Curve are a dangerous mix.

  13. LOL they wanna talk to someone named “Yo, Gotti” and think he is going to be helpful?

  14. Johnny Reb says:

    Rap artist??? Try “ignorant black thug”. Fixed it for you.

  15. Paull Cudak says:

    As long as they only shoot or kill themselves, who cares less we have to pay for incarceration

  16. Chuck Yates says:


  17. rytwinger says:

    Dat dem rite wing thugs actin up agin?

  18. NO LOSS…
    While only 13% of the population in the USA is black

    85% of all violent interracial crimes are committed by blacks
    80% of all shootings are committed by blacks
    79% of all robberies are committed by blacks…
    59% of all murders are committed by blacks
    52% of all violent juvenile crimes are committed by blacks
    49% of all murder victims are black
    45% of all drug offenses are committed by blacks
    42% of all cop killers are black
    8% of America’s population are black men, yet they account for 40% of America’s total prison population.
    99% of all major riots involving property damage, looting and civil disobedience are committed by blacks as opposed to ANY OTHER minority in America.
    Blacks Commit 25X more Violent Assaults against Whites than Whites against Blacks.
    And the most amazing statistic of all;
    33% of all crimes in America are committed by 3% of the population; blacks between the ages of 16 and 36
    42% of blacks are on welfare (Dept. of Commerce)
    Only 59% of blacks graduate high school (only 20% in Detroit)
    Half of Detroit’s mayoral candidates in 2017 are felons
    Over 60% of black households have no fathers present
    72% of black mothers are unwed, 72%!…welfare applicants on the way!

  19. “Bulletproof” album to be followed up with “Irony Is Lost On Me.”

  20. Why do totally lousy “rappers” who have nothing to recommend get front page news? Take a look at Kevin Salveson of Extablisment… he put out 30 albums, hundreds of videos, runs his own company and websites, and just published a new book taking down dumb Trump. http://www.extablisment.com/trumpocalypse-not-kevin-james-salveson. I guess if he doesn’t get shot then there’s not gonna be any news about him. Why give thugs free PR when a genius walks among you, CBS? Pathetic.