Could the shooting at a Brunswick nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Update: According to ActionNewsJax.com, “Three of the victims reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from the hospital…Brandon Capers, 32, of Brunswick, died.”
Gunfire rang out at a Brunswick, Georgia nightclub early Saturday morning, January 15, 2022.
As reported by WSAV.com, “the shooting happened at the Bamboo Lounge around 12:30 a.m. BPD says the shooting stemmed from a verbal fight between two men who both shot.”
News4Jax.com is reporting, “[s]hots were fired by both men leaving six victims ranging in ages of 25 to 52 with gunshot wounds.”
According to the report, “[f]ive victims, four women and one man, were taken to Southeast Georgia Health Systems, one of which died.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and were any security measures implemented to address any past incidents?
- Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Brandon Capers may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Brandon Capers and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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