Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Salemburg Country Club Shooting

(WLTN News)

(WLTN News)

Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Fatal Salemburg Country Club Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to this violent country club assault? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims and their families may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.

Local News

A shooting and stabbing outside a country club in Salemburg reportedly claimed the life of 41-year-old Anthony King and left six others with injuries Sunday morning, July 3, 2016.

According to WITN News, “officers found several groups fighting after responding to multiple 911 calls around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lakewood Country Club in Salemburg. Investigators say seven people needed medical treatment. Three were shot, two were beaten and one was stabbed, while a deputy suffered a minor cut to the arm.”

The country club was apparently rented out for a private party at the time of the violent attack. The Washington Post reports that local authorities indicated that “conditions at the club were ripe for trouble.” Captain Eric Pope of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office told reporters, “You had close to 100 people here….You had alcohol involved, which is always a recipe for disaster when you have that many people and alcohol involved.'”

Our Legal Take

Patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the country club and whether this violent incident may have been prevented.

  • How did weapons get inside the country club? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the attack?
  • Was alcohol a factor in the dispute? Were any restrictions placed by the club owner or management on alcohol service during the event?
  • Was the country club 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 patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the country club owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Anthony King may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victims of this violent assault may 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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