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Purple Haze Nightclub To Close For Two Weeks After Multiple People Shot Inside

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Management at Purple Haze nightclub say it will close temporarily for two weeks after multiple people were inside early Monday morning.

According to the Memphis Police Department, officers responded to the club at 140 George W. Lee around 3:25 a.m., where they found four victims.

One person is in critical condition, the other three are non-critical.

No arrest has been made. This is an ongoing investigation.

The following statement was released by Purple Haze management:

"We are cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation into this unfortunate incident.

We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers for quick healing to those that were injured, including one of our very own security officers, in the altercation that happened at Purple Haze Nightclub early this morning.

While measures were in place to detect the possession of firearms as patrons enter the club we are unsure at this time how those that discharged firearms were able to do so despite our strict security procedures.

As the safety and security of our guests and employees are our utmost concern we are temporarily closing for two weeks to review operations."

Statement from Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich: 

"We don't comment on when or where a nuisance investigation may be in progress, but this club's decision to voluntarily close for two weeks to assess its operation is an encouraging sign. I would strongly encourage them to take some meaningful steps to increase safety for their customers and for surrounding businesses."
 


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