Two Shot at Whitehaven Nightclub

Posted on: 3:52 am, February 21, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:04pm, February 21, 2014

(Memphis) Two women are recovering after being shot outside a Whitehaven night club early Friday morning. It’s the second shooting outside Classic Soulz on Brooks Road this year.

Tommy Heathcock spent Friday morning cleaning up the front window of his meat market. A stray bullet shattered it during a shootout across at the street in the parking lot at Classic Soulz.

“It makes it difficult for shopping. People could fear for their safety,” said Heathcock.

Police say around midnight, a fight broke out in front of the nightclub when someone started shooting.

Bullets hit two women, who are expected to be OK.

“Nighttime seems to be the problem,” said Heathcock.

But Heathcock says problems at Classic Soulz are becoming way too common, and it’s plaguing the neighborhood.

“It’s bad for our community, neighborhoods. Doesn’t set a good example,” said Heathcock.

We tried to speak with the owner of Classic Soulz about the shooting, but he forced us to leave before we even got to the door.

“Check with the police department ma’am, you are trespassing,” said a man identified by neighbors as Larry Williams Sr.

We did check with police. Crime stats show officers responded to 80 calls at Class Soulz in the last year. They include reports of fights, people held against their will, and other shootings.

Last month, someone shot a security guard and two people in the parking lot. They all survived.

Classic Soulz’s owner didn’t want to talk about any of it.

“I’m going to call 911 on you,” said Williams.

Heathcock hopes people keep talking about what’s going on, forcing change.

“This just highlights something needs to be done,” said Williams.

The owners of Classic Soulz also own Club Crave, the Beale Street night club ruled a public nuisance and shut down the Shelby County District Attorney’s office last year.

So far, police haven’t released any information about the suspects in the latest shooting.

Anyone with any information on this crime should call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.


  • 1midtownmike says:

    Typical headline in Memphis.

  • Jim Donahue says:

    Are these clubs really necessary?

    • MikeBarret says:

      Well I rather they congregate in one place and shoot each other instead of coming around and shooting you or me!!

  • Brenda Bernstein says:

    Memphis is garbage with all that boongaboonga loud music and wearing pajamas out in public, illiterate masses. I could go on. Memphis looks bad from top to bottom.

  • Bytemeagain says:


  • mr.matt says:

    why aint they reporting all the crime at the honky tonk bar? they only report the “soul club” crimes like 1 a month. they tryna make black folks look bad brenda

  • ihateallthingssnowbeastattiud says:

    The club is normally a nice laid back adult establishment been there many times security is normally extremely tight. The incident must have happened outside.

  • Marybelle says:

    Oh how the area has changed since 1969, Fond memories of the way “it used to be”. I worked in this area the biggest part of my working career.

  • Loves Elvis says:

    Soon those people will either have to stay inside wherever they “lives” or go out and get shot in a war zone.

  • Jeremiah says:

    I love how people sit back and cast judgement on an entire city based on myopic news reports.
    Bad news sells.
    The National Campaign to Stop Violence will host an event tonight and through tomorrow at the Peabody. Chairpersons from 25 States and over 46 cities will discuss ways to address youth violence across our Country, seeking to provide solutions that will help keep youth from engaging in violent acts including, bullying, gang recruitment.
    I wonder if the news will be “on your side” there.

  • randy says:

    Dey musta not hadda work the next day, lol

  • randy says:

    Jeremiah, you live in a dream world.

  • nick gerz says:

    Jeremiah, what do you expect when you have a state rep that was a producer of gangsta rap, google clubs thugs guns and drugs, by 2 shay!

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