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Five people were reportedly wounded in a Tennessee nightclub shooting early Monday.

The shooting took place at Purple Haze in downtown Memphis at around 3:30 a.m., FOX13 Memphis reported. Memphis police detectives were on the scene, according to WREG-TV.
Shooting at Purple Haze around 3:30 this morning. MFD tells us 5 we’re taken to the hospital. CSI just arrived on the scene.
Police said four people had been shot and a fifth person had been injured another way during the incident.

Police said four people had been shot and a fifth person had been injured another way during the incident.

Four of the injured were taken to Regional One Hospital by members of the Memphis Fire Department and a fifth person was taken to a local Methodist hospital.

Police have not released any further details about the shooting.

It is not known if the shooter is still at large.

3:25 a.m. officers responded to a shooting @ The Purple Haze nightclub @ 140 George W. Lee. 4 victims were shot and exported to the hospital. 1 victim is in critical condition, 3 victims are in non-critical. No arrest has been made @ this point. This is an ongoing investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation and we are still waiting for an update from the Memphis Police Department.

The nightclub released the following statement on Monday:

“While measures were in place to detect the possession of firearms as patrons enter the club we are unsure at this time how those that discharged firearms were able to do so despite our strict security procedures.

As the safety and security of our guests and employees are our utmost concern we are temporarily closing for two weeks to review operations.”

Purple Haze Nightclub is 5000 square ft of ultimate lighting and sound!!Party hard until 5:00 A.M. in the morning. That’s right we are the only club not on Beale st. that can legaly stay open and serve alcohol til 5:00 A.M. Purple Haze is a complete nightclub with all your favorite beer,liquor and wine!! The kitchen is open Daily till 4:30 A.M. with the best bar food in the city!!!!
We do have industry discounts. just ask about it

Dress code- Hats OK- No White T-shirts- No Head Scarves, Purple Haze staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone with unsuitable attire..

Dj’s will offer up everything from “old school” dance to todays hottest remixes and everything in between!

H/T  Fox News


Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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