Could this senseless Decatur apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted following a fight at a Decatur apartment complex early Monday morning, December 17, 2018.
According to FOX 5, officers responded to shots fired “at the Austin Oaks Apartments off Glenwood Road…just before 3 a.m.” A male victim was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. His identity and current condition have not been released.
The property was apparently the location of a prior shooting investigation in June 2017, per AJC reports. The incidents raise grave questions over security measures at the complex.
Was negligent security a factor in this shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner to deter crime and protect residents following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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