Parking Lot Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 4 Injured in Charleston Nightclub Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this nightclub shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.
A shooting outside Club Brandy in North Charleston reportedly left four people injured Saturday, July 23, 2016.
According to WCBD News 2, police are “investigating…a shooting at Club Brandy.” The shooting apparently occurred “in the parking lot of the Ashley Phosphate club following a fight inside.”
Witnesses “described ‘hundreds’ of people in the parking lot at the time of the shooting,” per 5 News reports. Four people were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their current conditions have not been released.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 where this incident occurred and whether it may have been prevented.
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the bar or parking lot owners 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 owner or management of the parking lot 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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