Could this senseless Kinston nightclub shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Nightclub security measures are under scrutiny following the triple shooting of Ernest McCotter, 26, Seniecia Hawkins, 28, and Krystal Kornegay, 26, early Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018.
Kinston police told WNCT 9, “officers were on foot patrol near the Glass House nightclub on McLewean Street…when they heard five shots from within the business around 2 a.m.”
Mr. McCotter was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, per WCTI 12 reports. Ms. Kornegay and Ms. Hawkins were treated at UNC Lenoir. Their current conditions have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this Kinston nightclub shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- How did a gun gain entry to the nightclub?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, surveillance cameras, and security personnel, 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 nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Ernest McCotter, Krystal Kornegay and Seniecia Hawkins 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.
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