Car Wash Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot in Car Spa Robbery, Simpsonville
A robbery-shooting outside the Car Spa in Simpsonville reportedly left one person injured Friday night, October 16, 2015.
News 4 reports, an armed assailant approached a man at the Car Spa on North East Main Street, around 10:00pm, and demanded money. “[T]he victim stated a man walked up, showed a dark-colored handgun and told the victim to empty their pockets. The victim fought back and was shot one time. The gunman ran to a car and drove off.” The victim was transported to Hillcrest Hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries,” per media reports.
Police are still searching for the gunman, allegedly a potential person of interest in a second car wash robbery, which occurred only hours prior.
Our Legal Take
The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to the car wash patrons, and whether this assault may have been prevented.
- What car wash parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the car wash owner or management to deter such crime?
By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the car wash owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may elect to seek justice and 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 property 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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