Police investigate shooting at Memphis night club

2 people shot at former Memphis strip club

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police are investigating a shooting at V Live night club on South Mendenhall Road.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Friday. Police say two people were hurt.

Police believe it happened near the entrance to the club. They say the two victims were caught in the crossfire and aren’t believed to have been involved in the original disturbance.

It’s not clear how many shooters were involved and many of the witnesses were gone by the time police arrived.

Both male victims are in the hospital, one in critical condition.

V Live, formerly closed as a ‘public nuisance,’ to reopen under supervision

V Live recently reopened after being deemed a public nuisance and shut down. In October, Shelby County Environmental Court allowed the club to reopen under new restrictions, including a live feed from its parking lot that can be monitored by Memphis police and out-of-state security.

The one-time strip club also had to do away with strippers.

According to one report, there were 64 complaint calls in the first 15 months of V Live being open, including two deadly shootings.

Police on the scene of Friday’s shooting said there are metal detectors inside and security guards patting people down as they come inside. Police are now investigating how a gun or guns even got into the club.

“Details on the shootings earlier this morning are still coming in," said District Attorney General Amy Weirich in a statement Friday. "When we get a full picture of what occurred, we will review the incident and decide on the proper course of action. Meanwhile, we urge the public to call police if they know anything about the shooting or if they have complaints or information about activities in or around the club.”

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