Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Fatal Village Park Apartment Shooting, Orlando
A 36-year-old man was reportedly shot and killed at the Village Park Apartments in Orlando December 31, 2015.
News 6 reports, the victim was fatally struck outside “the Village Park Apartments” on New Year’s Eve. Police have not yet identified the gunman, who was apparently seen by witnesses jumping into the passenger seat of a dented Dodge Durango SUV before fleeing the scene.
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 and vehicle gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous reports of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to deter such 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 family of the decedent 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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