A hip-hop artist was wounded in a shooting that sent police and paramedics flooding into Hollywood Boulevard’s tourist center Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times.
The shooting was reported at Shoe Palace, near the famous TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, about 1:15 p.m., Los Angeles police officials said.
Two law enforcement sources identified the victim as Young Dolph, a 32-year-old rapper.
A shooting was reported at the Shoe Palace near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
One person was hospitalized, according to a Los Angeles police spokesman, who declined to identify the victim.
Video from the scene showed police had taped off Highland Avenue and Johnny Grant Way, just steps from Hollywood Boulevard.
Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thornton Jr., was scheduled to perform at the Marke in South Los Angeles on Thursday, before traveling to Georgia to open for hip-hop star 2 Chainz next week.
3:20 p.m.: This article was updated with information about the victim, rapper Young Dolph.