Could this senseless Thomson convenience store shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Security measures are in question after “18-year-old Aaryonna Coleman and 17-year-old Tyquerion Steed” were reportedly shot and injured outside “[a] Spee-Dee Foods” Wednesday afternoon, June 27, 2018, according to both wjbf.com and News 6.
Thomson police told The Augusta Chronicle the two individuals were shot in the convenience store parking lot around 3:30 p.m. Both were transported to area hospitals.
A local resident apparently told The Augusta Chronicle “the neighborhood where the shooting occurred is no stranger to crime.”
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Thomson convenience store shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Store and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented by the convenience store owner to deter crime following media reports of prior local criminal activity?
By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the convenience store owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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