Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a San Antonio apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
One person was injured in a shooting at a San Antonio, Texas apartment complex Sunday morning, August 11, 2019.
As reported by KSAT.com, “[a]round 11:25 a.m. Sunday, officers with the San Antonio Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the Lantana Apartments in the 4600 block of Vance Jackson Road.”
When officers arrived, they found a male victim in the apartment complex’s courtyard with a gunshot wound to his head.
According to the report, the victim “had just arrived at his apartment complex and was getting out of his vehicle when someone shot him.”
News4SanAntonio.com is reporting the victim “was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.”
The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.
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 were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shootings?
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 victim 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 the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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