Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Parkway Villas Apartment Shooting, Las Vegas
A man was reportedly shot and injured at the Parkway Villas apartment complex Wednesday night, February 17, 2016.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports, the “shooting happened just after 8 p.m. within Parkway Villas Apartments,” near Hacienda Avenue and Maryland Parkway. A male victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. His current condition has not been released.
Police are still searching for a gunman and motive in the attack, presumably leaving residents concerned for their safety. Per media reports, another shooting occurred at the same complex in February 2011.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex, and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions, if any, have been implemented by the apartment complex owner or management following the previous reported incident to deter crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to 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 apartment 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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