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Could this senseless Nashville hookah lounge shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

Security measures are in question after a man was shot and critically injured at a Nashville hookah lounge Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.

According to News 4, gunfire erupted “at Tarboosh on the 100 block of 21st Avenue North” early Saturday morning. A male victim was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the stomach. His identity and current condition have not been released.

Tarboosh hookah bar was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in January 2018, according to the Nashville Patch. The two incidents, only months apart, raise grave questions over security measures at the property.

Our Legal Take

Hookah lounge patrons 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 senseless shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, bright parking lot lighting, and off-duty police patrols, were implemented by the hookah lounge owner to deter crime and protect patrons following media reports of prior 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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.

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Hookah lounges are often targeted for criminal activity given late hours of operation, typically low levels of lighting, and (frequently) impaired patrons.

Security measures are now in question following several tragic hookah lounge shootings across the country.

A 20-year-old man was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside a Tucson hookah lounge on July 27, per Tucson News Now reports.

According to ABC 13, “three people were shot at the Ultra Hookah Lounge” in southeast Houston on July 22.

Two people were shot “at the House of Hookah” in Atlanta on July 1, 2018, per CBS 46 reports.

A 2017 Denver Channel investigation explores why “hookah bars” appear to be “magnets for crime” and what bar owners and city officials can do to deter violence. Denver City Councilwoman, Kendra Black, told media, “[t]he problems usually start after bars close, when people go to hookah lounges that don’t have a closing time.” As such, city officials are considering regulating hours. Some Denver hookah lounge owners are implementing preventative measures, such as “a strict dress code, posting warning signs in the parking lot to stop cruising, and hiring off-duty officers for security.”

Victims of Hookah Lounge Violence and Sexual Assault: Know Your Rights

Hookah lounge patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should a hookah lounge owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults, or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and families of negligent gas station security. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we offer our legal assistance, if desired. 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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