Could the shooting death at an Atlanta nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out outside an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub parking lot Monday morning, November 9, 2020, leaving one man dead and a bystander injured.
As reported by 11Alive.com, “[p]olice got the call at around 6:20 a.m. at 2997 Campbellton Road SW at “THE VOO” nightclub.”
According to the report, “when officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds.”
AJC.com is reporting, Atlanta police say “there was some kind of shootout, and we know that our surviving victim was caught up in that crossfire when he was injured.”
Per the report, “[t]hat victim, described as a 28-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in an ambulance and was expected to survive…[t]he other man, who appears to be in his late 20s or early 30s, was dead at the scene.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
- What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the parking lot owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of the deceased victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of the deceased victim and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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