Could This Fatal Columbus Apartment Shooting Have Been Prevented?
A shooting at the Luther C. Wilson apartment complex in Columbus reportedly claimed the life of Maurice Mcghee Friday, March 24, 2017.
According to WRBL News, gunfire erupted at the “The Luther C. Wilson…apartment complex, located on 8th avenue, around 5:40 Friday evening.” Emergency responders transported Mr. Mcghee to Midtown Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
WTVM News 9 suggests that violent activity in the area is “far too common for the residents who call Wilson Homes Apartments ‘home.'” The news station outlines a disturbing history of violence in the area, noting “a total of 5 people have died from shooting related incidents…over the past seven years.”
Did negligent security contribute to the death of Maurice Mcghee? 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 victim’s family 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 this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras 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 media reports of prior gun violence on property?
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 family of Maurice Mcghee may elect to pursue legal claims 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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