Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 3 Injured in Columbus Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this triple shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
Three people were shot during what police believe may have been a robbery at a 4th Avenue apartment home in Columbus Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016.
WTVM News reports, “three people were shot in an apartment at 3504 4th Ave. around 2:30 a.m.” Police are still searching two suspects, who apparently “burst into the 4th Ave. apartment prior to the shooting.”
“Robbery may have been the motive behind the assault,” Columbus Police Sergeant Lance Deaton told The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the suspects gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victims may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim 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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