Could the shooting at a Chico nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out outside a Chico, CA nightclub late Thursday night, December 30, 2021, leaving one young woman dead.
As reported by Chicoer.com, the shooting happened “around 11 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the nightclub at 15430 Highway 99 north of Chico…[o]fficers from the Chico Police Department and California Highway Patrol along with detectives from the Sheriff’s Office responded with medical personnel after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls.”
ActionNewsNow.com is reporting, “21-year-old Alicia Flores of Corning was identified and died at the scene.”
A suspect was arrested in connection to the shooting.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was there any suspicious activity or suspicious people on the property prior to the shooting.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Alicia Flores may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection and investigation will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Alicia Flores retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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