Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot, Robbed at Gas Station Restaurant

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Did negligent security contribute to the robbery and double shooting of these victims? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a claim for compensation.

Local News

A man and woman were reportedly shot and injured during a robbery at the Lakewood Café restaurant, next to a Chevron gas station, in southeast Atlanta Thursday, May 26, 2016.

According to WSBTV News 2, “This shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the area around the Lakewood Café fish, wings, and subs restaurant…right next to a Chevron gas station along Jonesboro Road near the intersection of Lakewood Avenue.”

Police apparently told media the male and female victims suffered gunshot wounds as a “result of a robbery.” Both victims were transported to the hospital. Their current conditions have not been released.

Police have not identified a suspect in the shooting. Crime reports reveal a number of recent thefts, burglaries and assaults in the surrounding area.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant and 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 to those at the restaurant and whether these shootings may have been prevented.

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    What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?

  • Following any reports of prior criminal activity on or near property, were any additional security precautions implemented by the restaurant or gas station owners to deter 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 restaurant or gas station owners failed to provide adequate security, the victims may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claims for their 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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