Sufficient Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Injured in Shooting Outside Gentleman’s Club
Two people were reportedly shot and injured in the parking lot outside the Hush Gentleman’s Club in Tampa early Saturday morning, November 14, 2015.
According to FOX News 13, gunfire erupted in the parking lot of the Hush Gentleman’s Club on Hillsborough Avenue, shortly before 3:00am. “According to investigators, shots were fired between two vehicles as the club was closing. A man and woman in the parking lot were hit by the gunfire. Police said the woman was shot in the back and will recover. The male victim was struck in the chest and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.” WTSP.com report that “[i]t is possible that both victims were bystanders.”
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.
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime?
- 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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