Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Houston Nightclub Shooting
Houston Police are searching for three suspects following a nightclub shooting, which reportedly left one man critically injured Saturday morning, March 26, 2016.
According to KHOU News, the shooting occurred in a shopping center parking lot outside a nightclub at Federal Road and Falcon Street, around 3:00am. The victim was apparently leaving the nightclub “when three men jumped him in the parking lot.” Police believe the “three men may have been trying to rob the victim before he was shot in the head.” The victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition, per media reports.
Police are still searching for the three suspects, who fled in a sedan.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the nightclub and shopping center parking lot and whether this horrific shooting may have been prevented.
- What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect nightclub and parking lot patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the parking lot or nightclub owners to deter 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 either failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim and his family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
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. Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, 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.
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