Articles Tagged with Atlanta Chevron Station Shooting

Neighbors near a high-crime Atlanta gas station are calling for an end to violence following an apparent string of shootings over the last few months.

According to  WSBTV 2,  a “Chevron…located on the corner of Lakewood Avenue and Jonesboro Road” has been the subject of three shooting investigations in the last four months. Residents voiced concerns with media, “saying it’s too dangerous to even drive by.”

The apparent history of criminal activity at the gas station raises grave questions over security measures at the property.

  • Has there been prior criminal activity on or near property? If so, what additional security measures could be implemented to reduce such crime on property in the future?
  • Are all security features, such as lighting, fencing and surveillance cameras, in place and working?
  • Is the gas station properly staffed with enough employees to both assist patrons and monitor the property?
  • Is a security guard or off-duty police officer visibly stationed on the premises?
  • Does the gas station provide bright lighting at all service areas?
  • Are the gas pumps, air pressure tanks, and other service areas clearly visible to gas station employees?
  • Do employees utilize a bulletproof pass-through window for late-night cash transactions?

Victims of Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.

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Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Atlanta Gas Station Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to this gas station shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.

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A man was reportedly shot and injured outside of an Atlanta Chevron gas station Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016.

According to The AJC, the shooting occurred at “the Chevron on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.” The victim was reportedly “approached by two men in a black jaguar and shot in the stomach about 4:40 a.m..”

Police have apparently not yet identified suspects or a motive.

Our Legal Take

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm regularly represents victims of gas station violence in Georgia, and questions the level of security provided and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the gas station owner aware of any prior incidents of violence 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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his 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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