Man Shot Outside Memphis Nightclub That Has A History Of Violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - The Memphis Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting at a popular Memphis nightclub that has a history of violence.

Just before 2:00 a.m. Monday, Officer responded to a shooting at 1849 E. Brooks Road at Pure Passion.

When Officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old man lying in the northbound lane of Cazassa, south of Brooks Road.

The victim told Officers that he walked out of the club into the parking lot to get something from his car when he was approached from behind by an unknown suspect who hit him multiple times, knocking him to the ground.  When the victim got up to run, he was shot.  The suspect also took cash from the victim.

The victim then ran south on Cazassa from the scene approximately 200 yards before he collapsed.

The suspect left the scene in a silver car, unknown make and model.

The victim was taken to Regional One and is in critical condition.

No one is in custody.  This is an ongoing investigation.

In November, 2016 the Shelby County District Attorney shut down Pure Passion as a nuisance after two shootings at the club, one in October, the other in November.  The club was allowed to reopen in December after adding new security measures including heightened security and an array of security cameras that have the capability to be monitored by MPD at the Real Time Crime Center.

Anyone with information about this morning's shooting should call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.


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