Could the shooting at a Raleigh nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted outside a Raleigh, North Carolina nightclub early Saturday morning, November 16, 2019, leaving one man dead.
As reported by ABC11.com, the shooting happened “in the parking lot of [a]…Nightclub in Raleigh.”
Per the report, “[o]fficers were dispatched to the scene in the 2200 block of New Hope Church Road just before 2:30 a.m. but were unable to find a victim.”
According to the report, “Just after 3 a.m., 21-year-old Jose Almando Blanco Colon walked into WakeMed with a gunshot wound.”
The victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
NewsObserver.com is reporting, “[p]olice say they have arrested the man who shot another in the parking lot outside a nightclub on New Hope Church Road.”
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Jose Almando Blanco Colon may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
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 Jose Almando Blanco Colon retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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