Confrontation at nightclub spills into streets of Germantown

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A confrontation at a Memphis nightclub spilled into the streets of Germantown early Monday morning as bullets flew between vehicles following a violent argument.

Club Visions on Ridgeway and Winchester usually attracts large crowds.  The club is where this problem began in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two groups of people got into a fight.  Three people, all in their twenties, left the club and got into a Trans Am.  Three other people then got into a Jaguar and started chasing the other group that left the club.

While the victim was being chased by the group in the Jaguar, one of them fired a shot, hitting a 26-year-old male in the face.  He then started chasing the Jaguar.

The victim told police he was chasing the Jaguar to get the tag number when the passenger in his car started shooting at the Jaguar.

The chase continued more than four miles along Kirby Parkway and into Germantown.

"It's a shame," said Bob Matthews, who said he drives on Kirby Parkway daily.  "The guns and enforcement of the laws are out of control.  It makes you think twice as it gets closer and closer to home."

The Jaguar crashed into a light pole in front of a bank at around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

"We're very fed up," said East Memphis resident Dabney Collum, "and we hate for our kids to grow up in this kind of environment where violence is the norm."

All three people in the Jaguar ran.  One was caught and taken into police custody.

The 26-year-old who was shot in the face is in non-critical condition.  No one else was injured in the shootout.

Police have not yet filed any charges.

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