Pregnant Woman, 2 Teens Injured in St. Louis Apartment Complex Shooting; Justice Available?

Hillvale Apartments St. Louis Apartment Complex Shooting.

Pregnant Woman, 2 Teens Injured in St. Louis Apartment Complex Shooting. (

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting at a St. Louis apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?


Gunfire erupted at a St. Louis apartment complex Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2019, injuring a pregnant woman and two teens.  According to, “gunfight broke out about 12:45 p.m. in the 5800 block of Selber Court on the western edge of the city.”  The news story reports “The 16-year-old was grazed in the leg, while the 13-year-old was grazed in the head. The [pregnant] woman, 31, was shot in the arm.”  Allegedly this shooting is not a first for this apartment complex.  According to, “[the] woman grazed by afternoon gunfire…says it’s the second time she’s been grazed by a bullet at the Hillvale Apartments.”  According to the report, the woman, who wanted her identity to remain private, said “This is dangerous…It’s always happening.”

A suspect has yet to be identified.


Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on property?
  • If prior incidents of violence have occurred, what did the property owner do to address those prior incidents?
  • How were the suspects able to gain access on to the property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims 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.


The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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