Could This Decatur Shooting Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Victim?
A 34-year-old woman was reportedly shot and injured outside an Atlanta liquor store Monday night, April 9, 2018.
According to the AJC, gunfire occurred “outside a Flat Shoals Road liquor store” shortly before 11:30 p.m. The victim was” transported from Eddie’s Package Store to the hospital Monday night, but was expected to survive” according to the news story. Per a Decatur Patch report, police are still searching for the gunman who apparently fled “in a white truck.”
Was negligent security on the part of the owner or manager of this property a factor in this shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Business and parking lot 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 property where this shooting occurred, and whether the incident may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property where this shooting occurred? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect the victim and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
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 package store owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.
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