Parking Lot Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot Outside The Complex Nightclub
A 24-year-old man was shot outside an Antioch nightclub on Bell Road early Sunday morning, August 9, 2015.
According to WKRN News, the shooting happened around 3:00 am and occurred outside “a club called The Complex, located at 1141 Bell Road in the Home Depot shopping center.” The victim was apparently speaking with two women outside the nightclub when a man pulled up in a black Nissan Maxima and opened fire. Per media reports, the victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. His current condition has not been released.
Police have not yet identified a suspect in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
As police continue their search for the gunman, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potential nightclub or parking lot security lapse may also hold responsibility in this horrific assault.
What nightclub or parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting? Did any such precautions fail?
Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub or parking lot owner to protect patrons and deter such crime?
Generally, nightclub 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 the owner or management of the nightclub or the parking lot failed provide adequate security, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Under such a claim, the victim and his family may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation. Given the complexities of pursuing such a potential case, it is imperative that the victim immediately 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 nightclub security negligence cases, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a through, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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