Could this Decatur shooting have been prevented and is justice available to the injured bystander?
Gunfire erupted during a suspected robbery attempt outside a Kroger grocery store Friday night, June 15, 2018, leaving an innocent bystander injured, according to 11 Alive reports.
Police told WSB-TV 2, “three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot” in what may have been “a robbery or carjacking” attempt. An exchange of gunfire broke out between one of the victims and the assailant, striking an “innocent bystander.” The intended victims were apparently uninjured in the attack. Two of the assailants suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless shooting and could it have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the injured bystander may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Grocery store 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 subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
Recent crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of violent crimes in the surrounding area.
- Was the parking lot owner aware of this criminal activity? If so, what additional security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and security personnel, were implemented by the owner to deter such crime?
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 grocery store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the innocent bystander may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for injuries.
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