Articles Posted in Nightclub Crime

Could the tragic shooting of an innocent bystander have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Emeka Onyekwe’s family?

An altercation escalated into gunfire at a Buckhead nightclub Friday morning, October 5, 2018, tragically claiming the life of a 36-year-old Emeka Onyekwe.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the shooting occurred outside “[a club] in the 2000 block of Tula Street.” Bystander Emeka Onyekwe “was caught in the crossfire when an argument inside the bar spilled outside.”

“You could tell they were going to get a weapon or whatever because they were talking a lot of mess. When they came back inside, they just started popping their guns, pow, pow, pow! Just crazy,” a witness told WSB-TV 2.

Police have allegedly since charged a suspect in connection with the shooting.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Emeka Onyekwe’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Were any attempts made by nightclub management or security to de-escalate the initial altercation and safely and separately remove all parties involved from the premises, prior to gunfire? Were police called at the start of the initial dispute?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Emeka Onyekwe 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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security, Emeka Onyekwe’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could this senseless Lithonia nightclub shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Security measures are under scrutiny after three people were injured “in an overnight shooting outside of DeKalb’s Blue Room on Saturday,” October 20, 2018, according to CBS 46. All three victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.

The incident comes only weeks after FOX 5 reported two others “were shot outside the Blue Room.” Two separate shootings in one month raise grave questions over security at the nightclub.

Was negligent security a factor in this Lithonia nightclub shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 nightclub and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were implemented by the nightclub owner following media reports of prior gun 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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could this Lithonia nightclub shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims’ families?

Gunfire outside a Lithonia nightclub Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, claiming the lives of two men.

According to FOX 5, “two people were shot outside the Blue Room nightspot on the 2600 block of Panola Road.” The victims were transported to “Grady Memorial Hospital and DeKalb Medical Center…in critical condition.”

Tragically, the AJC reports, both victims succumbed to fatal injuries. The media investigation reveals, the shooting comes only “two weeks after another fatal shooting outside a popular DeKalb night spot.”

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims’ families may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot 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 nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and parking lot security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 nightclub or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the victims’ families may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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