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Gary Scott Injured in Augusta Apartment Complex Shooting.

Gary Scott Injured in Augusta Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Hephzibah apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Hephzibah, Georgia apartment complex Tuesday night, May 21, 2019, leaving one man injured.  According to WFXG.com, “on Tuesday, May 21 around 8:45 p.m., deputies responded to a call at Richmond Villas (3551 Windsor Spring Rd.)”  AugustaChronicle.com is reporting, “[d]eputies found Gary Scott, 27, in the breezeway of building 2 with two gunshot wounds, one in his lower back and one to his left arm.” According to the report, “[Gary] Scott told deputies he was smoking in the breezeway outside his apartment door when he heard shots being fired. He realized he had been shot and ran into his apartment, where his girlfriend called the police.”  

No suspect has been identified according to the media reports.

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 security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Indian Valley Apartments Shooting Leaves 3 Men Dead

Alleged Robbery Attempt at Indian Valley Apartments Leaves 3 Men Dead. (WSBtv.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a DeKalb County apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a DeKalb County, Georgia apartment complex early Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019, leaving three men dead.  According to 11Alive.com, “the shooting happened around 11:20 p.m. at Indian Valley Apartments off Northern Avenue.”  The news story reports, “[p]olice believe two men were in a parking lot drinking when another man came up and attempted to rob them…a fight broke out over the gun and all three were fatally shot.”  According to WSBtv.com, “[o]fficers followed a trail of blood and found the suspect dead in the woods.”

The investigation is ongoing according to media reports.

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 security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • How did the suspect gain access to the property?

Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Providence at Cascade Apartments Shooting Injures 3.

Three People Injured in Shooting at Providence at Cascade Apartments. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at an Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex early Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, leaving three people injured.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, the shooting incident happened at “the Providence at Cascade Apartments in Southwest Atlanta early Sunday morning.” An altercation happened in the apartment complex parking lot, two men and one woman ended up with gunshot wounds, according to the report.  Neighbors told Fox5 ” there was a block party inside the complex last night, with a large group of people gathered in the parking lot. All of a sudden, the neighbor said they heard dozens of gunshots.”  No suspects have been identified and the victims are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to the media outlet.

 This Apartment complex has had prior reports dealing with incidents of violence.  WSBtv.com reported on an incident in June 2018 and AJC.com reported on an incident in July 2018.

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 security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • What security changes were made to address any prior incidents of violence?
  • Were the suspects residents of the complex?

Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.