Apartment Security Breach? Our Legal Take: Man Injured in Shooting During Riverwind Apartment Home Invasion
A 33-year-old man was reportedly shot and injured during a “home invasion at Riverwind Apartments” overnight Monday, October 5, 2015.
According to The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, two masked intruders forced their way into a Riverwind apartment home located at “1811 Riverland Drive,” shortly before 2:00am. One of the assailants was apparently armed and shot the male resident in his bedroom before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to Columbus Midtown Medical Center with a laceration and gunshot wound to the neck. He was last reported in “poor condition.”
Police are still searching for suspects.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex residents have a right to feel safe and secure while in the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those on the Riverwind property and whether this horrific assault may have been prevented.
- How did the intruders gain entry to the property and apartment? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, dead-bolts, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and deter crime?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions taken by the owner or management?
By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Based upon its extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against apartment complexes in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the apartment and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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