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Five people injured in nightclub shooting

(WMC-TV) - Multiple people were reportedly shot inside a Memphis nightclub early Saturday morning.

Many residents did not know that Club Venue was even open, and were surprised to learn five people were shot. 

Memphis police said the shooting occurred after a fight broke out between several women.

Then a woman pulled out a gun and started shooting. 

Two women,ages 32 and 22, were transported to The MED in critical condition. 

Another man and woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

There was another female victim who was transported by private vehicle in critical condition.

Mayor A C Wharton said he doesn't think night clubs are bad places. 

"What makes them dangerous are the wrong people with guns, in the wrong place at the wrong time," he said. 

Eric Berry has an office nearby, and he was concerned to hear a shooting happened in a building he thought was vacant.

"If that's happening that time of night there, and there's a lot of shooting going on, people getting hurt, what type of people are visiting that spot there?" he said. 

Berry wasn't the only one surprised to hear about the shooting.

"I didn't know it was open over there," said resident Eroenda Mayes.

Mayes lives in the area and wasn't happy to hear of the violence.

"I didn't even know that there was even a club open at all. So it is kind of alarming to know that five people were shot, and a female done something like that so close to home," said Mayes.

Berry hopes the city addresses the property to reinforce what he said is a great place for business.

Police are still looking for the suspect and have no description at this time.

If you have any information that can lead to an arrest, call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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