Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot in Parking Lot Robbery
A man was reportedly shot and injured during an armed robbery in a shopping center on S. Eastern Avenue Saturday night, February 7, 2016.
According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, a male victim was approached by two assailants demanding money “outside Putters Bar and Grill at 5025 S. Eastern Ave,” shortly after 10:30pm. “When the victim was slow to respond, they shot him,” Metro Lt. Steve Connell reportedly told media. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries, and his current condition has not been released. Police are still searching for the robbers.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on property. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the shopping center where this incident took place, and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous reports of crime on property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the shopping center owners or management to deter future violence?
Generally, shopping center owners and operators are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owners or management of the shopping center failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
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. Based upon its prior experience in handling 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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