Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death and injuries at a Ladson apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Update: According to Live5News.com, the victim is identified as “25-year-old Jordan Mullins of Charleston.”
Gunfire erupted at a Ladson, SC apartment complex Monday afternoon, December 21, 2020, leaving one person dead and two other people injured.
As reported by Live5News.com, “[p]olice responded to the Palmetto Exchange Apartments on Shipley Street at approximately 2:15 p.m. where a shooting had been reported…police found two men who had been wounded near a vehicle in the parking lot”
According to the report, “[o]ne of [the victims] was dead at the scene and the second suffered a gunshot wound to the torso…Police say they found a third man wounded in the lower torso.”
The surviving victims were taken to the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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:
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on 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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Jordan Mullins may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim 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 Jordan Mullins and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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