Could this senseless Spartanburg apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Security measures are under scrutiny after two young men, 18 and 21, were injured during a shooting outside the “Norris Ridge Apartments around 4 p.m.” Monday afternoon, November 5, 2018, according to 7 News.
Police told FOX Carolina, “the shooting happened when a crowd of people were standing around talking in front of building 108 when an individual walked towards the crowd and began shooting.” Both victims were transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.
Violence is apparently becoming all too common at Norris Ridge. The complex was apparently the location of prior shooting investigations in September 2018, August 2018, April 2017, and February 2017, per 7 News and GoUpstate reports.
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.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior gun violence on 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 management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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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