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Thuan Nguyen Killed in Atlanta Lenox Square Mall Shooting.

Thuan Nguyen Killed in Atlanta Lenox Square Mall Shooting. (CBS46.com)

Could the shooting death at an Atlanta mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

A man was killed in a shooting at an Atlanta, Georgia mall Sunday evening, March 8, 2020.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “a man was shot and killed at [an Atlanta mall] on Sunday night…[t]he shooting happened in the parking lot outside [a mall restaruant] around 6 p.m.”

According to the report, “two groups of people were in two different vehicles in the parking lot and got into an argument over a parking space. Both groups went inside the mall, but they started arguing again later when they came back outside…someone pulled a gun and shot the victim.”

CBS46.com is reporting, “Atlanta Police identified the victim as 31 year-old Thuan Nguyen from Antioch, Tennessee.”

According to the report, “[t]here have been a total of four shootings at the mall in the last four months.”

Four suspects are wanted but no arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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Mall 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, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the mall have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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, Thuan Nguyen’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 Thuan Nguyen’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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Willie Redditt IV Killed in South Fulton Shopping Center Shooting.

Willie Redditt IV Killed in South Fulton Shopping Center Shooting. (CBS46.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Redditt’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted outside a South Fulton, Georgia Shopping Center on Friday evening, March 2, 2019, leaving one male teen shot and killed.  According to CBS46.com, “[a]n 18-year-old was fatally shot in a Kroger shopping center off of Old National Highway…the shooting took place around 7 p.m. in the 6000 block.” WSBtv.com is reporting “[s]urveillance video caught the last seconds of [the] teen’s life as he left a barbershop in the mall.”  The news story reports the victim as “18-year-old Willie Redditt IV.”

The suspect fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing according to media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the shopping center and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the incident?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Redditt at the time of 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 property owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Willie Reddit’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 Mr. Redditt’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlementsfor out 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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Savannah-Chatham police have stepped up patrols near retail stores to protect shoppers and reduce holiday crime. SCMPD’s “Jingle Bell Patrol” is an effort to protect shoppers where they are most vulnerable.

The Savannah Morning News reports, “[a]dditional officers are placed on busy streets, in commercial parking lots and near high traffic retail zones in search of auto break-ins, robberies or shoplifting.”

While shopping center safety is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner, holiday shoppers can take steps to protect their families and reduce risk. The Savannah Police Department urges shoppers to practice holiday safety precautions:

  • Limit the amount of cash you carry. Try to use debit or credit cards.
  • Keep your cell phone in a pocket rather than your purse.
  • Shop with someone else. The more the better.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Park in a well-lit area.
  • Always store valuables out of sight.
  • Lock your car and make sure windows are up.
  • Take all keys.
  • If you have to make a run to the car, hide the purchases in the trunk or another secure area and consider re-parking.
  • Consider making your most expensive purchases last so you can head straight home with them.
  • Have your keys ready when you approach your car. (Your keys can be used as a defensive weapon if necessary.)
  • Look around the car to assure that no one is lurking around or in the car before entering.
  • Consolidate smaller purchases into one or two large shopping bags.
  • Take a photo of your child before shopping. If they become lost, you will have a current photo of them in the clothes they are wearing that can aid in more quickly finding them.
  • Point out security guards or store offices so your children know where to go if they do become separated.

Read the complete list of SPD holiday safety tips.

Victims of Georgia Store and Parking Lot Violence: Know Your Rights

Mall and shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By Georgia law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a mall or retail center owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Should a shopping center or retail parking lot owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults, or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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