MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting outside of a nightclub in Frayser.
MPD said five people were shot outside of Club Bosses on North Watkins Street near the intersection of Dellwood Avenue around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Three men ages 29, 31, and 37 are in critical condition. A man, 34, and a woman ,19, are in non-critical condition
By definition, the shooting is classified as a mass shooting. The FBI defines a mass shooting as four or more people injured.
The owner of Club Bosses, who didn't give us his name, said the shooters drove up on North Watkins Street and opened fire.
"This guy was walking to his vehicle, some guys from the street just started opening up fire from my understanding," the owner said.
The club's Facebook page has plenty of positive reviews, with a 4.9 overall rating. One review even says "Best Security out of any clubs in Memphis I've been to." Club Bosses owner said security is his top priority.
"It was rented out that night, well last night. And sometimes when you rent out certain events you never know what kind of crowd you're going to have," the owner said.
Stevie Moore is a local advocate. He came by Bosses to put down signs for his organization--Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives, or FFUN.
"This shouldn't happen. They put out signs with their name on them, well I want people to stop the killing. So I want to put signs out in our community everywhere. I wish I had enough money to put out 10,000 signs," Moore said.
He wants more education is poorer neighborhoods and people to get involved in the community to help stop shootings in Memphis.
"We got to understand, this is not the norm," Moore said.
The owner of Club Bosses said he's sympathetic with the victims of the shooting, and he will do everything as they always have to make sure people are safe while at his club.
"I'm most definitely going to increase security," he said.
The suspect(s) fled the scene in a black midsize vehicle.
No other suspect information is available at this time.