Parking Lot Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Charlotte ALDI Shooting
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are searching for a gunman in the robbery-shooting which left one victim injured outside an ALDI grocery store Tuesday morning, March 29, 2016.
According to WCNC News, “[t]he shooting happened in the ALDI grocery store parking lot around 5:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Old Pineville Road.” Officers discovered a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. The victim was reportedly transported to Carolinas Medical Center with “potentially life-threatening injuries.”
Police have not yet identified a suspect, but believe the shooting was “robbery related.”
Our Legal Take
Grocery store and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the ALDI parking lot and whether this unconscionable attack may have been prevented.
- What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the parking lot or grocery store owners to deter crime?
Generally, store and parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that either failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
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. Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, 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.
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