Could the Shooting of an Orlando Teen Have Been Prevented?
A 16-year-old boy was reportedly shot and injured outside of an apartment in the Parramore neighborhood Sunday, May 28, 2017.
According to WFTV 9, gunfire erupted “around 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of 516 Sunset Drive,” striking a teenage boy. A neighbor told WFTV that she ran to help the young victim, “a good kid” who apparently visits the complex “often.”
The Orlando Sentinel reports, the young man was transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to the senseless shooting of this teenage boy? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the young victim and his family 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, implemented by the apartment complex owner to deter crime and 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, the young victim and his family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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