Young Dolph murder: Memphis city releases images of suspects

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young Dolph was shot in the head in Michigan on Monday The city of Memphis, Tennessee, has released photos of suspects in a double shooting that killed rapper…

Young Dolph murder: Memphis city releases images of suspects

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Young Dolph was shot in the head in Michigan on Monday

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, has released photos of suspects in a double shooting that killed rapper Young Dolph.

Dolph was killed and another man, another rapper, was injured during the drive-by shooting on Monday.

Two suspects are still being sought in the gun attack, which police believe was motivated by Dolph’s association with videos showing the use of “ghost guns”.

He was recorded firing a handgun into the air.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The victim’s car was found abandoned on a highway

If confirmed, the murder of Dolph – who had teamed up with rival rapper 2Pac on a track – would make him the fourth person known to have been murdered over a dispute involving “ghost guns”.

Police have said a shoot-out was caused when two cars came to a sudden stop near an intersection in the city.

The occupants of one car opened fire, while the other sped off before crashing into a tractor-trailer.

“Investigators believe the suspects targeted Dolph because of his perceived association with ‘ghost guns’,” police said.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vehicle Dolph was travelling in at the time was found abandoned

Officers have been trying to identify suspects on social media, to “disrupt the drug market associated with these suspects”.

Dolph rose to fame over the last year after his single, Hit Somebody, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

After the shooting, the Motor City rapper was rushed to hospital and later died.

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