Two people were reportedly shot and injured during a robbery at the Paradise East Apartments in Tucker early Wednesday morning, April 22, 2015.
According to WSBTV News, the shooting occurred during a robbery in the parking lot of the Paradise East Apartments on Bouldercrest Road. Three men reportedly attempted to rob a victim in the apartment complex parking lot. One of the three assailants apparently opened fire during the robbery, striking the robbery victim as well as an innocent bystander. Both victims were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their conditions have not been released.
Police have not yet identified the three suspects.
Our Legal Take
As police continue to search for the assailants, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potentially fatal apartment security lapse may also hold responsibility in this shooting.
How did the assailants gain entry to the property? What access controls, such as gated entry, bright lighting, and surveillance cameras, were in place at the time of the shooting?
Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, what security precautions were implemented by the Paradise East Apartments owner and management company to protect residents and deter future crime?
By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the Paradise East Apartments owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the victims may elect to pursue a legal claim for their injuries. Under such a claim, the victims may be entitled to an award of damages that could include, among other items, substantial monetary compensation for: pain and suffering; past and future medical expenses; loss of wages and future earning capacity; disfigurement; and, emotional distress. If the facts of this matter warrant such a negligent security claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the victims, but would also demand that Paradise East Apartments re-evaluate security measures. It would also serve as a grave warning to other Tucker apartment owners to make resident safety their first priority.
Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims in the Tucker area, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene will need to be performed immediately on behalf of the victims before any evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. It is imperative that all evidence be preserved to ensure that the family’s best interests are protected.
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The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in representing victims of security negligence in Georgia, and we offer our legal assistance to the victims in this potential claim, if desired. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.
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