Could the shooting death at a Sandersville music festival have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted at a Sandersville, Georgia music festival Sunday, May 29, 2022, leaving two people dead.
As reported by WRDW.com, “the first deputy arrived to find as many as 1,000 people attending the…event, which was being held at the Larry Mitchell Ball Park, 359 Suburban Drive.”
According to the report, “[t]he shooting is believed to be the result of an altercation between guests at the event.”
Fox5Atlanta.com is reporting, “[t]he shooting…killed William Mykell Lowery, 17, and Christopher “Scooter” Dunn, 30.”
According to a WSAV.com report, a witness stated “the event had little security and no one checking for weapons.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Music festival patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the festival 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 there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
- What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?
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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the families of William Mykell Lowery and Christopher “Scooter” Dunn may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
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 Kymelo Early retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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