Was This Tallahassee Apartment Shooting Preventable?
19-year-old Caleb McGill and 23-year-old Akil Grace were reportedly shot and injured during a pool party at the Commons apartment complex in Tallahassee Sunday evening, April 23, 2017.
According to WCTV News, the shooting occurred “around 6:48 p.m. Sunday at the Commons on West Tharpe Street.” It appears there was an exchange of gunfire between a gunman on foot and another firing from a “Dodge Charger.” Mr. McGill and Mr. Grace were apparently struck during the violent altercation.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports, “No off-duty TPD officers were hired for security at the pool party, which drew upwards of a thousand people.” TPD Spokesman Officer David Northway told media, “We discourage establishments from having advertised pool parties like that because of the security concerns that come with those types of events.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Tallahassee apartment shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, 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 on the property and whether this unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.
Where was apartment security and management during the event? Were any efforts made to restrict the number of attendees or to work with local police on crowd control?
- Were any additional security precautions, such as guest and weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, and increased security patrols, implemented by the apartment complex in preparation of the event?
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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. McGill and Mr. Grace may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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