Could these unconscionable Decatur apartment shootings have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the young victims?
Gunfire reportedly erupted “at the Aspen Woods apartments in the 3300 block of Flat Shoals Road,” early Monday morning, August 27, 2018, leaving an 8-year-old boy injured, according to The AJC.
“Shortly after,” Channel 2 News reports, “police learned of another shooting involving a 11-year-old child and his mother, just two miles away in 3100 block of Citrus Court.”
All three victims were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their identities and current conditions have not been released. The harrowing incidents raise grave questions over apartment security measures and access-controls.
Was negligent security a factor in the shooting of these young boys and a Decatur mother? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims and their families 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 these senseless shootings may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the complexes? What access controls and security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims the time of the shootings?
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 victims and their families may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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