Apartment Negligence? Our Legal Take: River Glen Apartment Shooting Leaves 1 Injured

River Glen Peace Rally (The Augusta Chronicle)

River Glen Peace Rally (The Augusta Chronicle)

Apartment Negligence? Our Legal Take: River Glen Apartment Shooting Leaves 1 Injured

Local News

A 31-year-old young man was reportedly shot and injured during an attempted robbery at the River Glen Apartments Thursday night, October 29, 2015.

According to The Augusta Chronicle, police discovered the male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his hip at the River Glen complex on East Telfair Street, shortly before 10:30pm. A gunman apparently shot the young man in an attempted robbery and fled the scene.

Police have not yet identified a suspect, once again leaving apartment residents concerned for the safety of their families. Families held a prayer rally to end violence at the River Glen property in February 2012. Sadly, it appears the violence has continued.

Our Legal Take

The Murray Law Firm is aware of previous violence at the River Glen property, including shootings in April 2015, November 2013, and January and February 2012, and believes the violence must stop. The firm questions the level of security provided to residents of the complex 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, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and deter crime?
  • Were any additional security precautions implemented by the River Glen owner or management company to protect residents and guests, following previous reports of crime?

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 River Glen apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the young 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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