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Official: Rapper shot outside of landmark Hollywood hotel

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Tennessee rapper was shot outside of a landmark Hollywood hotel Tuesday and investigators are looking into whether he was targeted as part of a hip-hop rivalry, more than six months after surviving a hail of gunfire shot at his SUV in North Carolina, a law enforcement official said.

Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was confronted by the men outside, leading to a physical altercation, the official said.

Police had initially reported that a gold Cadillac Escalade was seen fleeing the scene, but the car was later found abandoned at a nearby gas station.

Young Dolph had escaped injury in February after his SUV was barraged with bullets in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Investigators later recovered more than 100 shell casings that had been fired from various guns at several homes and vehicles, including Young Dolph's SUV.


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