Apartment Security Failure? Houston 4-Year-Old Injured in King’s Row Shooting

Did an apartment security lapse contribute to the shooting of a 4-year-old boy?

Local News

Apartment security measures are in question after a 4-year-old boy was shot and injured inside his grandmother’s King’s Row apartment home Tuesday night, May 15, 2018.

According to ABC 13, a gun fight broke out at the “King’s Row apartment complex in the 4100 block of Barberry just after 9:30 p.m.” A stray bullet flew into an apartment where a grandmother was watching television with her grandson. The young boy was rushed to Texas Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

During an impassioned speech before media, the boy’s grandmother implored the Houston Mayor to take action. “It’s not right for a 4-year-old to have to go through this…do something. That’s all I’m asking. Do something before another child ends up shot.”

Nearly a year ago, a community activist told KPRC 2 the King’s Row complex needed to improve security. “They have the money to hire adequate and thorough security.”

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Houston 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 young victim and his family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, 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.

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    (May 2018 Crime Map: Spotcrime.com)

    Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a staggering number of assaults and shootings in the surrounding area.

  • What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment owner to deter crime and protect residents following media reports of prior violence on and near property?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the young victim and his family 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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