LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Tennessee rapper was shot outside of a landmark Hollywood hotel Tuesday and investigators are looking into whether he was targeted as part of a hip-hop rivalry, more than six months after surviving a hail of gunfire shot at his SUV in North Carolina, a law enforcement official said.
The rapper, Young Dolph, 32, was shot in an altercation with three men outside Loews Hollywood hotel, near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the official said.
Police had initially reported that a gold Cadillac Escalade was seen fleeing the scene, but the car was later found abandoned at a nearby gas station.
Young Dolph had escaped injury in February after his SUV was barraged with bullets in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The rapper later said he had custom bulletproof panels in the SUV.