Could This Toledo Apartment Shooting Have Been Deterred?
A shooting outside the Southwyck Landing Apartments reportedly left 23-year-old Lakia Jones and 28-year-old Antonio Hague with injuries Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017.
According to ABC 13, gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of Southwyck Landing Apartments.”
Ms. Jones amd Mr. Hague “were transported to the University of Toledo Medical Center with injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, per NBC 24 reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this double 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 Ohio, 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 in the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, guest screening, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime 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 complex owner and 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 owner or management of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Lakia Jones and Antonio Hague 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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