Could the death from a shooting at a Holmes County nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims and family of James Brown?
Gunfire rang out at a Holmes County, Mississippi nightclub Thursday night, May 23, 2019, leaving a teen boy dead. According to WAPT.com, “[t]he shooting was reported about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Magic City Club in Lexington.” WLBT.com is reporting, “a 16-year-old was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Friday. He has been identified as James Brown.” Two others were shot and taken to the hospital for treatment. “They’ve been identified as 21-year-old Zamarcus Greer and 20-year-old Marion Friar,” according to the news story.
No suspect has been identified, the investigation is ongoing.
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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol 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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of James Brown may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. In Addition, Any other 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 family of James Brown and any other victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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