Could this Las Vegas apartment shooting have been prevented?
Gunfire reportedly broke out following an altercation at a Las Vegas apartment complex, July 4, 2017, claiming the life of 30-year-old Marquian Hearring and leaving an innocent bystander injured.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the shooting occurred “at an apartment complex at 4300 N. Lamont Street near Nellis Boulevard and Craig Road.” The Las Vegas Sun reports, a dispute between the Mr. Hearring and an apartment resident escalated into gunfire. Mr. Hearring succumbed to fatal injuries. An innocent bystander was apparently struck and injured during the hail of gunfire. That victim’s condition and identity have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless 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 and their families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Nevada, 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 initial dispute? Were any efforts made by the apartment complex to call police prior to an escalation to violence?
- What security measures, such as tenant and guest screenings, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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, the family of Marquian Hearring may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victim of this unconscionable shooting may pursue legal claims for 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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