One Dead, Two Injured After Triple Shooting at DeKalb Gas Station; Justice Available?

One Dead, Two Injured After Triple Shooting at DeKalb Shell Gas Station.

One Dead, Two Injured After Triple Shooting at DeKalb Gas Station. (11Alive.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this triple shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and the other victims?

DEKALB NEWS

Gunfire erupted Monday evening, April 15, 2019 at a DeKalb, Georgia gas station leaving one person dead and two others injured.

According to AJC.com, “[j]ust after 8 p.m., officers responded to the Shell Gas Station at 2345 Wesley Chapel Road in unincorporated Decatur to find a man unresponsive at a gas pump…[t]he man later died.”  11Alive.com is reporting, “[o]fficers found two other gunshot victims – one at the nearby McDonald’s and the other inside the lobby of the gas station. They were both taken to the hospital and are listed in stable condition.”

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

 Gas station and convenience store 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 gas station and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Was any suspicious activity reported prior to the incident?

Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving victims may pursue legal claims for their injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family and any other victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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