Shooting reported at Purple Haze night club

Shooting reported at Purple Haze night club

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is investigating after a shooting was reported at Purple Haze night club in Downtown Memphis.

The shooting happened around 3:00 Christmas morning.

Club officials said the person who had the gun jumped the patio fencing and sneaked past a security guard before the shooting took place. They said the shooter and the victim had a previous altercation outside the club about 45 minutes prior.

Here is the full statement from club officials:

The safety and security of patrons, staff, and security is the top priority and of utmost concern to managers and owners of Purple Haze Night Club.  Entrance within the club is strict and observed to ensure safety.  Everyone who enters Purple Haze Night Club is monitored for weapons of any sort before they are granted access to enter. Any party that enters the club and is observed acting suspicious, aggressive, or negligent is removed or surrendered to the proper authorities.

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