Did an apartment security failure contribute to this fatal double shooting?
Two men were reportedly shot and killed at the Windwood Apartment complex in Austell Wednesday evening, February 15, 2017.
According to The AJC, the shooting occurred in the “6900 block of Shenandoah Trail at the Windwood Apartments.” WSB-TV 2 reports both victims succumbed to fatal injuries following a “shootout at the apartment complex,” and 11Alive.com reports that “[a]uthorities have identified two men…as 26-year-old Deandre Brooks and 28-year-old Roderick Foster.”
Neighbors apparently told WSB-TV 2 that the deadly shooting “is the latest in a series of shooting[s] at the complex over the past six months.”
Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life? 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 victims’ families may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 404.842.1600.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex 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 property and whether these shootings may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management company to deter crime and protect residents, following prior media reports of gun violence?
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 failed to provide adequate security, the victims’ families may elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.
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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