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Search continues for woman accused of shooting 5 in nightclub

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Sundra Payne, 24, is suspected of shooting five people in a Memphis nightclub Sundra Payne, 24, is suspected of shooting five people in a Memphis nightclub
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(WMC-TV) – Memphis police officers are searching for a woman wanted for shooting five people inside a nightclub over the weekend.

According to police, a 26-year-old woman named Mary says her friends did not believe her when she felt a tingling sensation in her left breast after shots rang out early Saturday morning at Club Venue on Mount Moriah Road.

"I was like, ‘I'm shot, I'm shot," Mary described the scene. "They were like, ‘You're not shot ‘cause you're not bleeding.' And I was like, ‘I'm shot.' So I looked at my shirt and there was a bullet hole going up through my shirt."

Police say Mary was one of five people shot by 24-year-old Sundra Payne, who started firing. Witnesses say it happened when an argument got out of hand.

"Everybody was just running around," said Mary. "A lot of chaos. Everybody running around, running around."

Payne remains on the run.

Mary hopes she will pay for shooting her and the others inside the club, if she is truly the trigger woman.

"But whoever she was aiming for was the wrong people. And I feel like I don't deserve that," said Mary.

Mary encourages suspect Sundra Payne to turn herself in. Meanwhile, police are asking for anyone with information on Payne's whereabouts to call them.

Two of the five victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition.

So far, Action News 5's calls to club management have not been returned.

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