Authorities issued two images of the suspects in the killing of rapper Young Dolph and released a vehicle from which the suspect’s car may have fled, a day after a shooting in which police said two men had been killed and two others wounded, one critically.
Police asked for the public’s help identifying the two suspects, who they said fled in a vehicle matching the description of the one that police were looking for.
Police said on Tuesday they had no motive for the killing. Though no one has claimed responsibility for the shooting, Dolph had previously said it was retaliation for his recent financial disputes.
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Dolph was shot and killed in front of his Memphis home Monday afternoon. His cousin, 28-year-old Anthony Wright, was also killed, police said. A third man, 24-year-old Ronald Watson, was critically wounded.
Watson was released from the hospital early Tuesday.
Witnesses told police the suspects stopped a silver Chevrolet Tahoe and two men got out and started shooting.
The rapper’s mother, Faith Dolph, told reporters her son had rented an apartment in the neighborhood that he would sometimes visit to relax. She said he had told her on the day he was killed that the people with him had come to rob him.
“What I can tell you is he was not a real gangster,” Faith Dolph said. “I believe it had to do with money.”
On Tuesday, more than 200 people gathered at the family’s apartment complex to mourn Dolph.
“You’ve got to love your children,” his mother said. “Everybody’s not walking around doing this.”
An early arrest report listed only one suspect, but Memphis police spokesman Earle Farrell said two people have been charged with felony obstruction of justice.
Dolph, born Marvin Rodgers, had three albums top the Billboard album charts. His recent music included tracks such as Nothing Means Nothing.