New details are emerging in Young Dolph’s drive-by shooting case in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Sept. 27). Yo Gotti, who was reported as a “person of interest” by TMZ, was never a potential suspect according to the LAPD. Det. Megan Aguilar confirms the original report was inaccurate.
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Aguilar states a suspect, 43-year-old Corey McClendon, was arrested near Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard shortly after the incident. McClendon has been booked on suspicion of attempted murder, he is currently being held on $1 million bail.
Young Dolph was shot multiple times outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Tuesday afternoon, after getting into an argument with three men. The 32-year-old rapper fell to the ground during the fight, and one of the men shot him several times, says the LAPD. Dolph reportedly ran into a local Shoe Palace in the busy tourist area. Two of the three men ran off on foot, while the third jumped into a gold Cadillac Escalade and drove to a nearby gas station, parking and leaving the SUV behind.
Both Dolph and Yo Gotti’s entourages were staying at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Young Dolph is in critical condition following surgery according to TMZ, he was shot in various places his arms and butt.
Young Dolph and Yo Gotti have had beef over the past few years, going back-and-forth on diss tracks. This latest incident comes after Dolph was involved in a shootout where over 100 shots were fired at him at CIAA Weekend in Charlotte this past February. Sitting in a bulletproof SUV, he was not harmed.