RAPPER Young Dolph has reportedly been shot dead as gunfire erupted at a cookie store in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.

The star was shot down after a car pulled up and fired through the front window of the store, TMZ reported.

Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph walked into the store to buy cookies.

Eagle-eyed fans believe that they spotted the rapper's vehicle, a camouflage print two-door, in the parking lot.

Police confirmed that one male victim was pronounced dead following the shooting, but insisted that their identity will only be revealed when the next of kin have been contacted.

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