Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Killed in Virginia Apartments Shooting, Las Vegas
Did negligent security contribute to this fatal apartment shooting? We represent individuals who have suffered a loss or sustained an injury as a consequence of negligent apartment security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for substantial compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and killed at The Virginia Apartments in southeast Las Vegas Friday morning, October 28, 2016.
According to News 3 Las Vegas, “[t]he shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at The Virginia Apartments on the 5300 block of East Tropicana Avenue near Boulder Highway.” The male victim apparently responded to “a knock at the door” prior to the gunfire. He was transported to Sunrise Trauma Center, where he later succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
How did a gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults and robberies in the surrounding area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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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