Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at an Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex early Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, leaving three people injured. According to Fox5Atlanta.com, the shooting incident happened at “the Providence at Cascade Apartments in Southwest Atlanta early Sunday morning.” An altercation happened in the apartment complex parking lot, two men and one woman ended up with gunshot wounds, according to the report. Neighbors told Fox5 ” there was a block party inside the complex last night, with a large group of people gathered in the parking lot. All of a sudden, the neighbor said they heard dozens of gunshots.” No suspects have been identified and the victims are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries according to the media outlet.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Apartment residents and guests 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.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- What security changes were made to address any prior incidents of violence?
- Were the suspects residents of the complex?
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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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