Could this fatal Kansas City Taco Bell parking lot shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Swygert’s family?
Gunfire erupted outside a Kansas City fast food restaurant Saturday evening, December 22, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 27-year-old Krystal Swygert.
According to FOX 4 KC, “someone shot [Ms.] Swygert in the parking lot then she ran into the [restaurant] for help.”
Police told The Kansas City Star, Ms. Swygert “was taken to the University of Kansas Hospital with what appeared to be minor, non-life-threatening injuries, but she later died during surgery.”
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant 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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as guarded entry, guest screening, surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Swygert 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Krystal Swygert’s 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 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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