Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Infant Shot in Jesup Apartment Home Invasion
A three-month-old baby girl is reportedly recovering following a shooting-home invastion at the Sunset Pointe Apartments in Jesup early Tuesday morning, December 8, 2015.
According to WFXG News, “two men burst inside” a home at “around 3 a.m. at Sunset Pointe [Apartments]” and opened fire. An infant girl and an adult male were reportedly wounded in the attack. Both victims were airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, and their current conditions have not been released.
Authorities are concerned with the incident. “You…have an infant child that’s been wounded and that’s not something society will tolerate,” said Jesup Police Chief Glenn Takati. “We’re not going to tolerate it.”
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and their guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on property. The Murray Law Firm questions whether this unconscionable attack may have been prevented and the level of security provided to families living at the subject apartment complex.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
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 young victim’s family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for her injuries. Additionally, the injured adult may also elect to 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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