Did a security lapse contribute to this Athens concert shooting?
Gunfire erupted during a Derez De’Shon concert in Athens Sunday morning, February 25, 2018, reportedly leaving four people injured.
According to FOX 5, the shooting occurred after “a fight broke out on the dance floor” of the “Athens Arena on Commerce Boulevard.” The AJC reports, a male victim “was shot in the stomach” and three others “were hurt trying to escape the shooting.” Their current conditions have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless shooting? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 706.494.2800.
Our Legal Take
Concert venue patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those at the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did a gun gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag searches, surveillance cameras, clearly-marked exit points, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
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 arena owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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