MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a mass shooting outside a Frayser nightclub that sent five people to the hospital.
Investigators say it happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday at Club Bosses on North Watkins Avenue.
Three men, ages 29, 31 and 37, are listed in critical condition and a 34-year-old man and 19-year-old woman are expected to survive, police say.
“That’s scary. It is scary,” said Mohammed Alkabsh, who owns the Valero gas station next door. “To me like, just crazy, you know? For something to just pop up like this. I couldn’t believe it.”
The 24-hour gas station had about five customers at the time, and Alkabsh said they ran inside and hit the floor, terrified they could end up caught in the crossfire.
“People came in here running and started laying down in here,” he said. “I mean, it sounded crazy to me.”
There are four surveillance cameras outside Alkabsh’s store, which he hopes captured something.
“I’ve been here for two years, cool with everybody, we never had no problem,” he said.
The nightclub is rated 4.9 out of five stars among Facebook reviewers, and many have commented on the safe environment and security.
But next door, Alkabsh said he’s not feeling quite as safe and secure anymore.
“It’s kind of hard now just to feel good, you know what I mean?” he said.
Police haven’t released the victims’ names.
Investigators say the shooter took off northbound on Watkins Avenue in a black four-door car.
If you know anything, you can call in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.