Could this Buckhead lounge shooting have been prevented and is justice available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted outside the Anchor Down Grille & Lounge Friday morning, May 18, 2018, leaving one woman injured, per WSB-TV 2 reports. The 24-year-old victim reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the back in the lounge parking lot on Piedmont Road. Her current condition has not been released.
“Friday was not the first time police responded to a shooting at Anchor Down Grille and Lounge,” The AJC reports. “In July 2016, two groups of men began shooting in the parking lot, and 25-year-old Taylor Hayden got caught in the crossfire.”
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Buckhead nightclub shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Bar and nightclub 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, off-duty police, and security patrols, were implemented by the nightclub owner following media reports of prior 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 lounge owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.
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