Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Miami Gardens apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire erupted at a Miami Gardens, Florida apartment complex Sunday, May 19, 2019, leaving two men injured. According to WSVN.com, “Miami Gardens Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were called to the scene along the 17600 block of Northwest 27th Avenue, near the Palmetto Expressway, just before 1 p.m., Sunday.” When officers arrived they found the victims “suffering from gunshot wounds.” According to the report, the victims were “airlifted them to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition.” NBCMiami.com is reporting that family members “identified the victims to NBC 6 as 20-year-old Deondre McDuffy and 35-year-old Samuel Streeter.”
The incident remains under investigation and no suspects have been identified according to the media reports.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- How was the suspect able to gain access to 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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Deondre McDuffy and Samuel Streeter 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 Deondre McDuffy and Samuel Streeter retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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