Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Killed in College Park Shopping Plaza Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting at the Wayfield Shopping Plaza in College Park reportedly claimed the life of a young man Tuesday evening, September 20, 2016.
According to WSBTV News, “a man in his 20s was fatally shot at the Wayfield Shopping Plaza on Roosevelt Highway around 6:45 p.m.” Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the shopping center and whether this tragic loss of life 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?
- September 2016 crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults and robberies in the surrounding area. Was the property owner aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owners 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 shopping center owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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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