Sufficient Nightclub Security? Our Legal Take: 3 Shot at Club in Burlington
An altercation at a Burlington Nightclub reportedly escalated into gunfire, leaving three people injured Saturday morning, November 8, 2015.
According to WXII News 12, the “shooting that happened early Saturday at Club Tsunami nightclub” following a “verbal altercation [between a patron and] one of the victims. The altercation became physical and at some point [the patron] shot three people with a handgun.” “[T]wo of the victims were taken to a hospital and are listed in stable condition, while the third has been treated and released from Alamance Regional Medical Center” per a Fox News 8 report.
Our Legal Take
Patrons of nightclubs and bars have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting, and The Murray Law Firm questions whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did a gun gain entry to the property? What weapons screenings, if any, were in place at the time of the assault?
- Were any efforts made by nightclub security or management to safely and separately remove all those involved in the initial dispute from the premises, prior to the escalated violence?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub owner or management?
Generally, nightclub owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may elect to seek justice and 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 property 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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