Security Negligence? Cottage Row Apartments Shooting in Statesboro, GA Leaves Teen Man Injured.

Cottage Row Apartments Shooting in Statesboro, GA Leaves Teen Man Injured.

Cottage Row Apartments Shooting in Statesboro, GA Leaves Teen Man Injured. (

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Statesboro apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


A teen man was shot and injured at a Statesboro, Georgia apartment complex early Sunday morning, July 11, 2021.  

As reported by, “[j]ust before 1:30 a.m., a patrol officer — who police say was on a routine traffic stop on Highway 67 — heard multiple gunshots coming from Cottage Row Apartments. The officer and several others responded to what they called “a chaotic scene.” Multiple people were fleeing the complex and several apartments and vehicles had been struck by gunfire.” is reporting, “[m]inutes later, police say a 19-year-old male arrived at East Georgia Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back. He was later transported to Memorial in Savannah where he is currently listed in stable condition.”
According to the report, “it appears as though a large party, promoted through social media, was being held at one of the apartments and an argument broke out which led to an exchange of gunfire between two groups.”
The investigation is ongoing.



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Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the complex 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:

  • 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, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shootings? 

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 complex lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his 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 victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.


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