Articles Posted in Night Club Crime

Jakari Lewis Killed, 2 injured in Vibz Uptown Nightclub Shooting.

Jakari Lewis Killed, 2 injured in Hartford Nightclub Shooting. (WFSB.com)

Could the tragic loss of Jakari Lewis have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims and their families?

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Hartford, Connecticut nightclub early Saturday morning, February 17, 2019, claiming the life of one and injuring two others.  According to Boston.com, “the shooting happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday as the Vibz Uptown nightclub was closing for the night.” WFSB.com is reporting the “victim as Jakari Lewis, 28, of Hartford.”  Two others were injured in the gunfire, “a 29-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman,” reports Boston.com.

The media reports indicate the investigation is still ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Lewis and others at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Lewis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.  Additionally, any other victims of the shooting may pursue 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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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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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Cequan Lenard Scales Killed, Winston-Salem Bar Shooting.

Cequan Lenard Scales Killed in Winston-Salem Bar Shooting. (murray legal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Scales’ family?

LOCAL NEWS

A 25-year-old is dead after being found shot outside a Winston-Salem bar early Sunday morning, February 10, 2019.

According to MyFox8.com, “Cequan Lenard Scales was found with an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of Absolute Ultra Bar & Louge at 4218 N Liberty St. at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday.”  WFMYNews2.com is reporting that “people in the bar were walking out after it closed and an altercation started.  Shots were fired during the altercation and Scales was shot.”  According to MyFox8.com, “Scales was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center” where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the bar parking lot and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were police called at the start of the dispute?
  • Were any efforts made by the lounge management to deescalate the initial altercation and remove all those involved safely and separately from the 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 bar or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Scales’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

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 Mr. Scales’ family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

2 Injured in Celebrities Entertainment Complex Shooting.

2 Injured in Chattanooga Night Club Shooting. (legal-herald.com)

Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Chattanooga night club early morning Sunday, February 10, 2019, leaving two men injured media reports indicate.

Early Sunday morning “Chattanooga Police responded to 3649 Brainerd Road on reports of multiple shots fired,” according to WDEF.com.   NewsChannel9.com is reporting “a large fight in the parking lot of the Celebrities [Entertainment Complex] on Brainerd Road ended with two men getting shot.” TimesFreePress.com reports that “[t]he fight seems to subside for a moment until a group again begins throwing punches and someone yells [gun].”  One victim with life-threatening injuries showed up at a hospital in a personal vehicle and one victim was transported from the scene to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, According to NewsChannel9.com.

Neither the shooter nor the victims have been identified.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What safety measures were taken once the fight started in the parking lot?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the 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.

We’ve Obtained Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for our Clients…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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.