SLAIN rapper Young Dolph told his fans to visit the Memphis cookie store where he was gunned down on Wednesday in a haunting video captured just days before his shock death.

The 36-year-old star, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was fatally shot as he walked inside Makeda’s Butter Cookies on Airways Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

InstagramYoung Dolph promoted Makeda’s Butter Cookies six days before his death '/ '

InstagramThe 36-year-old star, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was killed at the store on Wednesday '/ '

The stores' owner, Maurice Hill, told Fox 13 that Dolph had just stepped inside to buy cookies when an unidentified assailant drove up and shot him just after 1pm.

Just six days earlier, Dolph had appeared in a video on Makeda Cookie's Instagram page showing him outside of the store, urging his fans to visit and insisting ...every time he comes home he has to stop by....

...All I came for was to get some Makeda,... he's heard saying in the short clip, before pointing up to the store's sign.

...These right here,... he said, gesturing down to a handful of cookies in his hand. ...Straight out the oven....

...Just for you,... the woman behind the camera responds. ...Appreciate you, be safe....

HAUNTING CLIP

Less than a week later, Dolph would take his final breath inside the store.

A video circulating on social media appears to show the rapper laying dead on the floor with his arm hanging out of a shattered window.

According to its website, Makeda's Cookies is named after Makeda Denise Hill, who died in July 1997 following a battle with Leukemia aged seven.

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...Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies was named in her honor to keep her memory alive,... the site's About Us page reads.

...In the Holy Bible Makeda was the Queen of Sheba. In Memphis, Tennessee Makeda is the Queen of Cookies. In our family Makeda was the first child, the first grandchild, and the first great-grandchild....

Dolph, who was known for philanthropy in the local community, was reportedly a regular at the store.

He has not yet publicly been identified as the victim of Wednesday afternoon's shooting, but police sources identified him to Fox 13.

The rapper's distinctive camouflage Lamborghini was also spotted in the parking lot outside the shop.

INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY

The artist was reportedly not alone when he was shot, the outlet reports, however, it is not clear who he was with or if they were hurt.

The owner of local store Comfort Coin-Operated Laundry told The Sun: ...My worker who was here hit the floor when she heard the gunshots.

...We're closing up real soon. Everything is shut down. The street in front of the store and all the side streets are blocked off because people are coming over here to see what happened....

No information about the shooter has been released and it is not yet clear whether or not the suspect is on the run.

Those with information on the shooting have been asked to call 901-528-CASH.

Young Dolph rose to prominence in 2016 following the release of his debut album, King of Memphis.

He was known well in the area for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving and donating money to his former high school.

The star has accumulated over 4.4million followers on Instagram, a platform that several social media users flooded to share their condolences.

...They saying you dead I hope not,... one user wrote, while another said ...Damn rip....

...Please don't leave us,... another wrote. ...News better be fake....

PRIOR SHOOTINGS

Dolph was previously shot and critically wounded in September 2017 after three men confronted him outside Memphis’ Loews Hollywood hotel. A fight broke out, during which Dolph was shot.

That came just months after Dolph's SUV was fired upon more than 100 times in February of the same year in Charlotte, North Carolina.

While Dolph was unharmed, he later referenced the ordeal in his track ...Bulletproof..., which was released two months later.

He also made headlines again in 2019 when he revealed that thieves had stolen more than $500,000 worth of jewelry from his car.

...I really don’t give a damn about that st. I’m too blessed and highly favored, you know what I mean? It’s like, st like that, people like that, all of us put together, that’s what makes the world go around,” he said at the time.

While he enjoyed a great deal of commercial success, Dolph often publicly contemplated retiring from the music industry.

The artist was also related to late rapper Juice WRLD, who passed away in 2019 following an accidental overdose.

Following his death, Young Dolph posted a tribute saying: ...damn lil cuzz. i feel awkward as hell makin this post on social media the world didn't know u was my blood lil cuzin....

GettyDolph was previously shot and critically wounded in September 2017 '/ '

Youtube/Young DolphHe's pictured in the hospital above '/ '

Action News 5The scene of the shooting on Wednesday is seen above '/ '

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