Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Fayetteville Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting outside the Rosehill Gardens apartment complex reportedly left one man injured Sunday night, October 16, 2016.
According to WRAL 5 News, “officers were called to the 200 block of Tiffany Court in the Rosehill Gardens apartment complex at about 9:05 p.m.” Media reports indicate a male victim was shot in the parking lot and transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
How did the gunmen gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- October 2016 crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of recent assaults and robberies. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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