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.