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Three stabbed in fight at Millington bar

(WMC-TV) - A customer and two security guards were stabbed after a fight at a Millington bar early Saturday morning.

Shelby County investigators were called to Lorraine's Lounge at 6553 Navy Road just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday.  The victims were stabbed after a fight broke out as the bar was closing.

"They hit a customer for no reason, and my guys who got hurt tried to stop it," said Lorraine's Lounge owner Curtis Pettigrew.

Pettigrew said as his security guards were trying to break up the crowd in the parking lot, a person who had been previously banned from the bar struck another patron in the head.

"One of these Tipton County fellows hit a patron for nothing," said Pettigrew.  "Just hit the man."

According to the Shelby Sheriff's office, two Lorraine's Lounge security guards Jeffrey Williams and Monterio Hurd, and a female patron, Amy Clark, all suffered stab wounds from a razor blade type of instrument.

Clark was transported to Methodist North, where she was treated and released.  Hurd and Williams were transported to the MED, where Williams underwent surgery for extensive internal injuries.  Williams is listed in stable condition.

Lorraine's Lounge opened its doors just over two months ago.  Pettigrew said business has been good.

"Everything's been beautiful," said Pettigrew.  "Good food, good entertainment, good people."

After the indictment of five Millington business owners on criminal charges in December, Pettigrew said he does not want his establishment to get the wrong reputation.

"We are not here for that madness," he said.  "Ain't no drug slinging or all that craziness.  We're here for good times."

Pettigrew said his security guards were only trying to do their job by keeping the peace.  He said he is saddened that the night ended in violence.

"It hurts me to know that my people just got hurt for nothing," said Pettigrew.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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