Did negligent security contribute to this parking garage shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Two people were shot at a Tukwila, WA parking garage Friday evening, Nov 18, 2022.
As reported by YakimaHearal.com, “[t]he shooting was reported at 6:39 p.m. Friday near [a local] Mall.”
According to the report, “[a] man was shot and killed and a woman was injured after police believe the two interrupted a vehicle break-in at a shopping center parking garage.”
FoxNews.com is reporting, “[e]mergency personnel tried unsuccessfully to save a man found at the scene who had been shot…An injured woman who was taken to a hospital was expected to survive.”
According to KentReporter.com, “Chris Wesolowicz died at the scene. Paramedics transported [a second victim] to a local hospital. She was shot in the hand.”
The investigation is ongoing.
IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE
Shopping center and parking lot guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- Were any security personnel at the property?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
- Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of Chris Wesolowicz may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, additional victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Chris Wesolowicz retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:
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