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Club Empire Shooting in Little Rock Leaves 3 People injured.

Monique Norman, 2 Others Injured in Club Empire Shooting in Little Rock. (KARK.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted inside a Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub early Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, leaving three people injured.  

According to KATV.com, “Little Rock police responded to a shooting at Club Empire at 3315 W. Roosevelt Road around 1 a.m. on Saturday.”  KARK.com is reporting, “Officers found a man shot twice in the abdomen, a woman shot in the upper thigh, fracturing her pelvis, and another woman shot in the heel. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening.”  According to the news story, “witnesses saw several people fighting and then someone pulled out a gun.”  Fox16.com reports that “[t]he club posted ads on Facebook for the event which stated, ‘security strictly enforced.'”  According to the Fox16 news story, “[a]t past events the club hired off-duty police officers as added security, but according to Little Rock police club management did not feel that was needed for this event.”  The police are still looking for the suspect according to the media reports.

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 at the nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?  
  • Were security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 station owner 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.

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.

Two Injured in Shooting at Spot 26 in Bradenton.

Two Injured in Shooting at Spot 26 in Bradenton. (SNNtv.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire rang out outside a Bradenton, Florida nightclub early Monday morning, April 24, 2019, leaving two people injured.  According to Bradenton.com, the incident happened at “the Spot 26, 4307 26th St. W., around 2:43 a.m. Monday.”  According to the news story, there were some words exchanged inside the club and when the club closed and patrons went outside a fight ensued. Another patron tried to intervene, that’s when the suspect “pulled out a gun and shot both men before taking off in an unknown direction.”  There were two victims, “a 39-year-old man and a 30-year-old man,” both were taken to the hospital.

This location has reportedly had incidents of violence in the past.  HeraldTribune.com reports on a homicide in Dec 2017.  In a SNNtv.com news story reporting on this recent shooting, Manatee County Sheriffs Office report they have “seen some problem in and around this club in the past.”

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 at the nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How many prior incidents of violence have been reported on or near the property?  
  • Was anything done to address any prior incidents of violence at the property?
  • Were security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 station owner 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.

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.

Three People Shot at Restaurant During Rapper's Release Party.

Three People Shot at Restaurant During Rapper’s Release Party. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

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

Local News

“Three people were shot at the Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant” in Butner, North Carolina Friday night, April 19, 2019, according to ABC11.com. The news story reports  “police responded to the scene at 1597 NC Highway 56 and found three people had been shot…the incident happened during a rap music release party happening in the banquet hall of the restaurant and that over 100 people were there.” WRAL.com is reporting “[s]hots were fired inside and outside the restaurant, and investigators found more than 40 shell casings and eight firearms at the scene.” The victims were transported to Duke Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The media outlets indicate that authorities have identified suspects and the shooting is still under investigation.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 the property?
  • Did the restaurant have sufficient security available for the event?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons 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 owners 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.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for our Clients

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.