Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire erupted at a Chattanooga night club early morning Sunday, February 10, 2019, leaving two men injured media reports indicate.
Early Sunday morning “Chattanooga Police responded to 3649 Brainerd Road on reports of multiple shots fired,” according to WDEF.com. NewsChannel9.com is reporting “a large fight in the parking lot of the Celebrities [Entertainment Complex] on Brainerd Road ended with two men getting shot.” TimesFreePress.com reports that “[t]he fight seems to subside for a moment until a group again begins throwing punches and someone yells [gun].” One victim with life-threatening injuries showed up at a hospital in a personal vehicle and one victim was transported from the scene to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, According to NewsChannel9.com.
Neither the shooter nor the victims have been identified.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What safety measures were taken once the fight started in the parking lot?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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