Six people hospitalized after Beale Street shootings - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Six people hospitalized after Beale Street shootings

Investigators said the victims were patrons at Club Crave. Investigators said the victims were patrons at Club Crave.

(WMC-TV) - Police are still trying to sort out a shootout early Sunday morning outside Club Crave on Beale Street.

Six people were taken to the hospital with various gunshot wounds.  Two officers also fired their weapons and have been relieved of duty with pay pending an investigation.

Memphian Ida Richardson said she was walking near the club when gunfire erupted.

"The next think I knew I heard three shots," said Richardson.  "So bullets started flying and everywhere, police and everything.  They was ducking, too.  Everybody was ducking."

Richardson said police sealed off the area and paramedics began rushing the wounded to the MED.

There were still bloodstains in the parking lot of Club Crave and on the ground across the street Sunday afternoon.

In a police report, investigators said officers encountered an armed suspect firing shots in the rear of the club and ordered her to drop her weapon.  Investigators said the suspect pointed the weapon at officers and officers shot the suspect.

The suspect was taken to the MED in critical condition.  Five other people shot were also taken to the MED.

While investigators work to determine what exactly happened, Richardson described the shootings as senseless.

"I don't know what it was all about," said Richardson.  "It was probably some bull jive, you know.  It don't make no sense."

No officers were injured. The crime scene was widespread, occupying nearly a two-block radius around the club.

Club Crave opened last month in the building once occupied by the Plush Club.  The location has been under a cloud of controversy for years, because of shootings, claims of unpaid rent, and a public nuisance order.

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