Apartment Security Breach? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Edison Apartment Shooting
Police are searching for two suspects who reportedly shot and injured a man at the Edison Apartments in downtown Memphis early Monday morning, January 11, 2016.
According to News 3, gunfire erupted at the “Edison Apartments,” off Jefferson Avenue, around 12:30am. A male victim was reportedly struck and injured in the attack. He was transported to Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Police have not yet identified the two suspects, who apparently fled the scene on foot.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex, and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
How did the assailants gain entry to the property? What security measures and access-controls, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Recent crime reports reveal a staggering number of area crimes, including multiple assaults, shootings and robberies. Have any additional security precautions been implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to deter such crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents 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 victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
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. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment security negligence claims, 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.
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