Five arrested over ‘stolen’ guns used in Dolph shooting

Image copyright Memphis Police Image caption Ju’Notorious B.I.G. paid homage to Memphis by naming his 1996 album Set it Off

The shooting of rapper Young Dolph has led to the arrest of three men in Mississippi.

The owner of a mobile tyre shop in Neshoba County reportedly called police with the information after he received a suspicious tip-off.

Dolph, 37, a relative of former Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Vince Carter, was shot six times on Saturday, as he left a music festival.

Investigators say the suspects are known associates and “do not like Dolph”.

The suspects, one of whom reportedly claimed he was paid $5,000 (£4,467) to carry out the shooting, were arrested and taken to Memphis where they are awaiting trial.

Ijaz Mustafa, 34, is accused of shooting at Dolph from a passing vehicle. Police say they also found nine guns, a small amount of crack cocaine and a handwritten note saying that they had been “stolen from the rapper”.

A 19-year-old man is also due to be charged with aiding and abetting the shooting.

Memphis rapper Ju’Notorious B.I.G. paid homage to Memphis in the 1996 album Set it Off, which was inspired by home town rapper Bun B.

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