Was Security Adequate? Our Legal Take: 1 Killed in Union City Gas Station Shooting
A fatal shooting and carjacking outside a Union City Chevron station reportedly claimed the life of an innocent man early Saturday morning, November 7, 2015.
According to FOX 5 News, “[s]urveillance video from the store shows a man with a gun rush toward [the victim] just outside the front doors of the convience store. The two get into a brief scuffle, [the victim] is knocked to the ground. He gets back up and that’s when the gunman shoots him multiple times.” Police are reportedley still searching for the gunman.
Our Legal Take
The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those on the gas station property, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting or security patrols, were in place to deter crime?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near the property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the gas station owner or management to protect patrons?
By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Based upon its extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases in 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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