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Police respond to shooting at Memphis club owner's home

(WMC-TV) - Memphis police said officers responded to a shooting at the home of club owner Robert Raiford Saturday afternoon.

Raiford's daughter and business partner Paula Raiford appeared shaken by the commotion outside her father's home on Kimball Avenue.

The victim was transported to the MED in critical condition.  Police said his injuries appear to be accidental.

"We've got a 70-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the upper torso," said Major Tracy Gossett with the Memphis Police Department.  "I don't know how the gunshot wound happened.  I don't know whether it was accidental or self-inflicted or what."

A spokesperson with the MED confirmed Robert Raiford is a patient.  He was listed in stable condition Saturday night.

"He's a Memphis landmark," said the victim's friend, Anthony Elmore.  "You know, Raiford is Raiford and he's a very special kind of guy, so you know for this to happen it was a shock to me."

Police said the investigation is ongoing.  They have not released details of the shooting victim.

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