Parking Lot Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot Outside Henderson Restaurant
Did negligent security contribute to the shooting of these two men? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
Two men were reportedly shot in the parking lot of a Henderson restaurant Monday night, June 27, 2016.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, “four people initially walked out of the Wendy’s at 1011 S. Eastern Ave. and toward the Black Mountain Grill when they were confronted by two people….The group of four exchanged words with the group of two. Moments later…at least one person in the group of two then opened fire on the group of four, hitting two men.”
Both victims were transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, one with “non-life-threatening injuries” and the other with “critical injuries,” per media reports. Their current conditions have not been released.
A Henderson resident of 20 years apparently told KTNV News she “sees this shooting as part of an unfortunate pattern.” The resident would like police “to address shootings, drug issues and home invasions she’s seen in her neighborhood.”
Our Legal Take
Bar, restaurant, and parking lot 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 in the parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the restaurant or parking lot owner 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 restaurant or parking lot 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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