Could the shooting death and injuries outside a Macon bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A shooting outside a Macon, GA bar early Friday morning, November 25, 2020 left a woman dead and multiple others injured.
As reported by WGXA.tv, the shooting “happened around 3:00 Friday morning outside [a] bar on Cherry Street.”
According to the report, “after a fight at the bar, several people were shot and two men were cut. On top of that, deputies say someone driving down Cherry Street started firing shots at the group outside the bar.”
Macon.com is reporting, “Jhacaya Mann, who would have turned 23 next month, was pronounced dead at a city hospital…In all, seven other people — three other women and four men — were wounded in the episode. Two of the men suffered stab wounds.”
The injured victims are: Briana Braddy, Rysheena Moore, Antonio Smith, Takeshi High, Justin Miller, Brandon Johnson, Durand Faulk, according to WGXA.tv.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the incident?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Jhacaya Mann may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 family of Jhacaya Mann and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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