Could this tragic Indianapolis apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted at the “Scarborough Lake Apartments” in the “6400 block of Maidstone Rd.” Wednesday night, October 17, 2018, according to FOX 59.
Indianapolis police told WISHTV 8, “there were two victims: one man who died at the scene and another who was injured and taken to the hospital.” Their identities have not been released.
The apartment complex was apparently the location of prior shooting investigations in February 2017 and January 2014, per FOX 59 and WTHR reports.
Our Legal Take
Apartment 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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence on property?
Generally, property owners 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 to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving victim of this shooting may pursue legal claims for his injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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