Could the shooting death at a Mobile sports bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire rang out at a Mobile, Alabama sports bar early Friday morning, April 5, 2019, leaving one man dead. According to Fox10tv.com, “at about 1:30 a.m., officers responded to Phat Tuesdays located at 1608 Saint Stephens Road in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim deceased inside the establishment.” WKRG.com is reporting that “Mobile Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.” No suspects have been identified at this time according to media reports.
The investion is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Sports Bar 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 there security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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