Could the tragic loss of this young mother-to-be and her unborn child have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Harrison’s family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after 14-year-old Sanja Star Harrison was shot by a stray bullet “at the Pavilion Place Apartments” Monday night, November 19, 2018, according to the AJC. “[Ms.] Harrison was 8 months pregnant.” Tragically, she and her unborn child both succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police told WSB-TV 2, “hours later, they got call of a shooting in the same complex.” A 21-year-old woman reportedly died at the scene. Her identity has not been released. “In the last three years,” the AJC reports, “there have been at least two other violent deaths at Pavilion Place.”
Was negligent security a factor in this unconscionable Atlanta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. Harrison’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner and management, following media reports of prior gun violence on property?
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 apartment complex owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Sanja Star Harrison and her unborn child may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.
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