Could this senseless College Park gas station shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Security measures are in question after a College Park gas station shooting left two people seriously injured Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018.
According to The AJC, “police responded to a shooting at the Valero gas station on Main Street,” shortly before 7 p.m. It appears “a verbal fight between two men at the gas station escalated and then one person fired shots.” Both victims were transported to the hospital with “serious injuries.”
One of the victims is a recently married father-of-three, per WSB-TV 2 reports. His family is searching for justice and answers as police continue to search for a gunman.
Was negligent security a factor in this 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
Gas station 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 apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, clear windows, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Were police called at the start of the initial altercation?
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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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