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After Young Dolph was shot in Hollywood on Tuesday, rumors ran rampant that Dolph's longtime rival Yo Gotti might be involved. The two have had serious problems for a while now. Gotti reportedly offered Dolph a record deal in 2014, and Dolph declined—a decision he later pinpointed as the beginning of their beef. A little over a year later, they were taking public shots at each other on Twitter.
Dolph was actually shot at in Charlotte, North Carolina last February. The police suspect that Gotti's artist Blac Youngsta may have been involved.
So it came as no surprise when reports started coming through that Yo Gotti had been named a person of interest in this most recent attack on Young Dolph, since Gotti had been at the same hotel as Dolph at the time. However, the police quickly denied that was the case.
However, a 43-year-old man named Corey "Vato" McClendon was arrested on Wednesday for the shooting and charged with attempted murder. And McClendon has a connection with Gotti. They were both arrested in a 2010 shooting at Memphis nightclub Level II—charges that were dropped due to lack of witnesses—and the two are reportedly friends. McClendon is being held on a million dollar bail.
Meanwhile, police are still searching for two other suspects in Dolph's shooting, while the rapper remains in critical but stable condition following surgery.
The shooting took place on Tuesday afternoon at around 1:12 p.m. local time. It started when Dolph got into an argument with three men. Detective Meghan Aguilar, a spokeswoman for the LAPD, told USA Today what happened next.
"The argument between (Young Dolph) and the men escalated to a physical fight, and he fell to the ground. One of the men then pulled out a gun and started shooting. Young Dolph was struck but was able to get up and run into a local business."
After that, two of the men ran, while the third jumped into a Cadillac Escalade that was found abandoned not far away.
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