Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot at Rancho Del Sol Apartments
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, “[t]wo men were shot during a robbery at Rancho Del Sol apartment complex on 4201 Rochelle Ave., near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Valley View Boulevard,” early Tuesday morning, December 1, 2015. The two men were apparently approached by an armed assailant while walking through the complex around 4:00am. The gunman reportedly “demanded money and phones.” The victims reportedly complied with the demands before attempting to run away, however, the gunman opened fire. Both victims were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds, one reportedly in critical condition and the other in stable condition.
Police have not yet identified a suspect.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests of apartments have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to residents and guests of the apartment complex, and whether this assault may have been prevented.
How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures and access-controls, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Recent crime reports reveal criminal activity in the surrounding area, including multiple assaults and burglaries. Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner and management company, following prior criminal activity, to deter such violence?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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 victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their injuries.
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. 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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