Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Bystanders Shot Outside Decatur Strip Mall, DeKalb
Did negligent security contribute to the shooting of two innocent bystanders? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.
A shooting outside of a Decatur strip mall reportedly left a 22-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman with serious injuries Monday, November 14, 2016.
According to The AJC, “[t]he shooting happened about 11:10 a.m. outside a Metro PCS store along the 4900 block of Snapfinger Woods Drive.” Gunfire apparently erupted between two men in the strip mall parking lot. Police told media, “the two people struck were innocent bystanders.” Both were transported to Grady Memorial in “serious, but stable condition.”
Our Legal Take
Store and parking lot 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 parking lot violence in Georgia, and questions the level of security provided and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the parking lot 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 strip mall parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victims may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claims 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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