Could this Fort Myers parking lot shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
“Three people were injured after a fight ended in gunfire outside of the Tea Room lounge in Fort Myers on Sunday morning,” October 21, 2018, according to NBC 2. Police told media the shooting occurred “as a group of people were leaving the Tea Room, located within the Miracle Plaza off of Cleveland Avenue.” Orlando Nelson, 48, Parry Samuels, 40, and Agari Korosidis, 37, were transported to the hospital with injuries.
The incident marks the third Fort Myers shopping center shooting this month, per News-Press reports. “Torre Deontray Fulcher, 41, of Fort Myers, and William Allen Merrill III, 43, of Miami, died after being shot by a high-caliber rifle in the plaza at Hanson Street and Cleveland Avenue on Oct. 10….The day before, shots rang out at the Bell Tower Shops in south Fort Myers,” claiming the lives of Kevin Robinson, 56, and Javarcia Riggins, 22.
Did negligent security contribute to this Fort Myers shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether these tragedies may have been prevented.
- Did the Tea Room Lounge event space owner require or provide security?
- What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, clear sight lines, surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the property owner following media reports of recent local shopping plaza violence?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the lounge or shopping plaza owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Orlando Nelson, Parry Samuels and Agari Korosidis may seek justice and 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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