Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Augusta Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting at the River Glen apartment complex reportedly left one person injured Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016.
According to WRDW News 12, the shooting occurred at the “River Glen apartment complex in Augusta.” One person was apparently “shot in the leg.” The victim’s current condition has not been released.
Neighbors held a prayer rally for peace following three homicides at the same apartment complex in 2012, The Augusta Chronicle reports. Sadly, it appears the violence has continued, including a robbery-shooting in October 2015, per WRDW reports.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity 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 apartment complex owner or management company 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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