Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 3 Injured in Gary’s Place Bar Shooting, Huntington
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Three people were reportedly shot and injured at Gary’s Place bar in Huntington early Friday morning, December 2, 2016.
According to WSAZ News, the triple shooting “happened at Gary’s Place,” a bar which the Huntington City Council ruled “a public nuisance” back in August. Police apparently told media gunfire erupted following a “disagreement between the shooter and the victims.” All three were transported to the hospital with injuries.
“Over the last several years, police have responded to at least 150 calls at Gary’s place,”per WSAZ reports. The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is now reportedly “suspending their liquor license pending a revocation hearing.”
Our Legal Take
Bar and nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the bar and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did a gun gain entry into the nightclub? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons following reports of prior criminal activity, as reported by WSAZ?
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 bar owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim 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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