Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Apartment Shooting, Nashville
Police are reportedly searching for the gunman who fatally shot a young man outside of the Stone Ridge Apartments Friday night, January 29, 2016.
According to News 5, the victim was shot “in the parking lot of Stone Ridge Apartments,” off Piccadilly Row, around 8:00pm. Witnesses reportedly saw a man fleeing from the parking lot on foot. Police have not yet identified the suspect or a motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures and access-controls, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
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 family of the young victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family 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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