Did a Security Lapse Contribute to This Columbus Hotel Shooting?
Gunfire erupted at the Extended Stay America hotel in Columbus Saturday, May 13, 2017, leaving one man injured.
According to WRBL News, “the shooting happened between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Extended Stay Hotel on Armour Road.” The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports, a male victim was struck in the back and “had to run to the Sleep Inn” for help. His current condition has not been released.
The Robbery and Assault Division is apparently investigating, per initial media reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this Columbus hotel shooting? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 706.494.2800.
Our Legal Take
Hotel 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 property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect guests 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 hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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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