Hotel Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Knights Inn Hotel Shooting, Lithonia
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A shooting at the Knights Inn motel in Lithonia reportedly left one person injured Monday morning, December 12, 2016.
According to 11 Alive News, gunfire erupted “at the Knights Inn off Interstate 20” shortly after 7:00 a.m. The victim was apparently transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released. Police told media, “robbery may have been a motive.”
The hotel was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in September 2014, per CBS 46 reports.
Our Legal Take
Hotel guests 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 the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the hotel owner or management to deter crime following prior reports of gun violence, as reported by CBS 46?
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 hotel owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may 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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