Many fed up with troubled Memphis nightclub

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- At least one gunman is still on the loose after a drive-by shooting outside a Memphis nightclub.

It happened overnight Tuesday at Pure Passion on East Brooks Road near the airport.

Police told WREG that just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, someone drove by the club and started shooting.

This wasn’t the first time. In fact, this is the third shooting there in just the past month, and the club has a long history of violence.

Now, many are saying it needs to be shut down.

“You don’t know whose next,” said Theodis Rounds, who frequents businesses on that street.

This club has been at the center of several police investigations over the past decade, with one shooting after another happening there.

A sign on the front of the building reads "no guns allowed," but that hasn't seemed to stop people.

And just a couple of feet away, a security camera is mounted to the building.

It's still unclear if that camera even works, or if it was able to capture Tuesday morning's shooting.

Pure Passion was closed by the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office back in 2008 and declared a public nuisance, but was later reopened.

“It’s very frustrating," Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.

At a meeting Tuesday afternoon about the city’s new five-year plan to curb violent crime, Weirich told WREG it’s up to everyone -- including business owners -- to step up.

“If you see something, say something," she said. "Because we can’t seek justice in the courtrooms until that happens in the streets.”

Just last week, four people were hurt in a shooting in the parking lot at Pure Passion.

And last month, a security guard shot a man outside.

“They need to do something about it," Rounds said. "I wish they could put a stop to it, because we’ve got too much crime in our areas. We don’t need that. We need to just try to come together and stop all this killing going on.”

Police haven’t given WREG the victim’s name, but we’re told he is in the hospital in critical condition.

Investigators said they still have no description of whoever did this.

If you have any information, call 901-528-CASH.