Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020 in Winston-Salem, NC leaving one man injured.
As reported by WXII12.com, “[o]fficers responded to the 1500 block of North Liberty Street at 5:41 p.m. in reference to a shooting.”
According to the report, “[w]hen [officers] arrived, [the victim] was located in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. [The victim] was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.”
Per the report, “[t]he Winston-Salem Police Department’s Violent Firearm Investigations Team and U.S. Marshals arrested two brothers Wednesday in the shooting of Jermaine Lemont Galloway at a [local] gas station.”
The shooting investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Gas Station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. 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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was there any suspicious people or activity on the property prior to the shooting?
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 visitors, Jermaine Lemont Galloway may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his 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 Jermaine Lemont Galloway retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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