Official: Rapper Shot Outside Of Landmark Hollywood Hotel

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A law enforcement official says investigators are looking into whether a rapper who was wounded in a shooting outside a landmark Hollywood hotel was targeted as part of a hip-hop rivalry.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

The official identified the victim as rapper Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr. They said the 32-year-old, from Memphis, Tennessee, was critically injured.

CBS 2 in Los Angeles later reported Thornton had been upgraded to stable condition, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, and is expected to survive.

Three people were arrested after shooting at Thornton’s SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February.

The official said at least one person had been detained after the shooting and at least two others were being sought.

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