Could This Florence Motel Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Two men were reportedly shot in the parking lot of a Days Inn motel in Florence Monday morning, June 19, 2017.
According to WMBF News, a verbal altercation escalated into gunfire outside the “Days Inn…motel on Dunbarton Drive.” Both victims were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their current conditions have not been released. WBTW News reports, police have since identified the alleged gunman who apparently fled the scene in a “Mazda B3000 pickup truck.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Florence motel shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Motel guests 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Were any attempts made by motel management or security to call police or de-escalate the initial altercation, prior to gunfire? How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect guests at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the motel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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