Could This Hickory Hill Apartment Shooting Have Been Deterred?
A shooting at the Raven Ridge Apartments reportedly left one man seriously injured Sunday morning, February 5, 2017.
According to Local Memphis News, “the shooting happened close to 1:00 a.m. at the Raven Ridge Apartments in Hickory Hill.” The media report indicates a resident was “having a party when a group of people who were not invited walked in.” Gunfire apparently erupted in the parking lot after the host “forced them out.”
The victim was “transported to Regional Medical Center in critical condition, WREG reports. His current condition has not been released.
A neighbor reportedly told Local Memphis “the sound of gunfire is normal in the neighborhood.”
Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable incident? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 in the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the reportedly “uninvited guests” gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents, following resident reports of prior gun violence, as reported by Memphis Local?
Generally, 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 owner or management of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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