Could a Security Failure Have Contributed to the Shooting of Zackery Dixon and Brian Zachary?
16-year-old Zackery Dixon and 55-year-old Brian Zachary were reportedly shot and injured outside a Miami apartment complex Thursday, February 23, 2017.
According to The Miami Herald, gunfire erupted outside “an apartment complex at 4725 NW 24th Avenue,” shortly before 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Dixon suffered gunshot wounds to the “groin, hands and legs,” CBS Miami reports. The young man was transported to the hospital in critical condition.” Mr. Zachary, “an innocent bystander,” was apparently struck “by two stray bullets,” according to the CBS Miami report. The victims’ current conditions have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this Miami apartment 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 to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents and guests?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons 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, Mr. Dixon and Mr. Zachary may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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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