Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Security measures are under scrutiny following the shooting of a 16-year-old boy at a Columbia, SC apartment complex Wednesday night, January 30, 2019.
The Columbia Police Department says the shooting happened around 10 p.m. at “Harbison Gardens Apartments on the 400 block of Columbiana Drive…. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the lower body and taken to a hospital for a non-life threatening injury,” The State is reporting.
According to WIS 10, investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the area and continue to seek additional information regarding the incident.
Our Legal Take
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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, visible surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Dionisio 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 or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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