MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Covington Police Department said there is a possible connection between a double shooting in Covington and the shooting death of beloved Memphis rapper Young Dolph.
Covington Police have confirmed with WREG that they believe a recent shooting is connected to the slain rapper. Since MPD released surveillance footage of Dolph’s killers, resources have been devoted to find those responsible.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, Memphis Police returned to the same Orange Mound neighborhood.
Saturday, MPD was seen on Bradley Street towing a white Mercedes that is possibly linked to Young Dolph’s death.
A day after the discovery, a person was shot and killed just feet away from where the car was discovered.
People living in this neighborhood find the all too common violence frustrating.
The getaway vehicle used in Dolph’s murder in now linked to a double shooting in Covington. In that incident, two women were shot multiple times on November 12th.
In a statement the Covington police department, said in part: “We also feel confident that the vehicle used in the shooting of Young Dolph was also used in our shooting. We are working closely with the Memphis Police Department and other agencies.”
One of those women, Anita Wilson, died from her injuries. Police said the shooting happened after the two attended a high school football game.
“There was a vehicle behind them weaving back-and-forth and apparently running up on them fairly closely,” Covington Police Chief Lindsey said. “Two subjects exited the vehicle and open fire on the two victims.”
Just like in Dolph’s case, there were two suspects and in both instances assault rifles were used.
Police are still searching for those responsible and the investigation is still ongoing.
Regarding the Bradley Street homicide, police said the suspect drove away in a black sedan.
Memphis Police ask if you know anything to contact Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH or submit a tip online.