Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Richmond Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the near-fatal shooting of this man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a claim for compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and injured at the Chippenham Place apartment complex Monday night, June 20, 2016.
According to WTVR News, “Police found the man at about 11:21 p.m. Monday at the Chippenham Place Apartments near the intersection of Orcutt Lane and Hull Street.” The victim was transported to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries.” His current condition has not been released.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting, presumably leaving residents concerned for the safety of their families. Media reports indicate that a fatal shooting occurred at the complex in June 2014.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of gun-violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- Was the complex aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?
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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