Could the senseless shooting of this teenage boy have been prevented?
A shooting outside a west Houston apartment complex reportedly left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured Saturday afternoon, August 5, 2017.
According to The Houston Chronicle, the shooting occurred “at the Monte Carlo apartments at Lakeside Estates Dr. and Briar Forest.” ABC 13 reports, a young man and his friends were “walking back from a basketball game at the gym when gunfire erupted,” striking the 15-year-old boy in the chest. The young victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
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 victim 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents and guests 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 young victim and his family may seek justice and elect to 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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