Could the shooting at a Kingstree store 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 at a Kingstree, South Carolina store Friday, December 6, 2019, leaving one woman dead.
As reported by Counton2.com, “December 6, deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to [a retail store] in Kingstree in regards to a call about a shooing.”
According to the report, “[o]nce on scene, deputies found a gunshot victim lying on the floor. That victim later died.”
WBTW.com is reporting, “Nancy Cherise Fulton, 40, of Kingstree, was killed in the shooting.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the business 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 business aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures 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 business owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Nancy Cherise Fulton 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 Nancy Cherise Fulton retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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