Adequate Security? Our Legal Take: Wesley Park Apartment Robbery-Shooting Leaves 1 Injured
One person was reportedly shot and injured at the Wesley Park Apartments in Norcross Saturday afternoon, October 31, 2015.
According to 11 Alive News, the victim was shot during what Gwinnett Police believe was a robbery “at building 6 of Wesley Park Apartments,” on Graves Road. The victim was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with reportedly non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have not yet identified a suspect in the attack.
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 apartment property and whether this assault may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment owner or management company to protect residents?
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 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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