Update: Bystander Curtis Lamar Wright Killed in Ice Bar Lounge Shooting; Was This Tragedy Preventable?

Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Curtis Wright’s family and those inured in this senseless shooting?

Gunfire erupted outside a College Park nightclub early Wednesday morning, July 4, 2018, claiming the life of 25-year-old Curtis Lamar Wright and leaving three others injured.

According to 11 Alive, the deadly shooting occurred outside “The Ice Bar Lounge and Restaurant…in the 5400 block of W Fayetteville Road,” around 1:40 a.m. Police told WSB-TV 2, “people began arguing inside the bar and soon the fight became physcial. The fight spilled out into the parking lot, where a shootout began.”

Mr. Wright, apparently “a bystander to the incident,” tragically succumbed to injuries at the scene, per AJC reports. Three others were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Their conditions and identities have not been released.

Was negligent security a factor in this College Park nightclub shooting and could this tragedy have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Wright’s family and the other victims of this tragic shooting may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Wright at the time of the shooting?
  • Were any attempts made by nightclub security or management to de-escalate the initial altercation and safely and separately remove all those involved from the premises, prior to an escalation to gunfire? Were police called at the start of the initial dispute?

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 nightclub or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Curtis Lamar Wright may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victims of this tragic shooting may pursue legal claims for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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