Adequate Apartment Security? Our Legal Take: Second Reported Carroll Park Apartment Shooting Raises Possible Concerns
A man was shot and injured Monday, November 16th, during what appears to be the second shooting at the Carroll Park Apartments in only a few months.
According to ABC News 2, a man was shot inside a Carroll Park apartment, around 10:30am. Police apparently told media, “The suspects forced their way in and it was a brief struggle and during their struggle a male victim was shot….The suspects took cash and ran.”
ABC News 2 reports, a double shooting occurred inside the Carroll Park Apartments leasing office in August. A second shooting on property has now left residents terrified for the safety of their families.
“I don’f feel safe. I don’t want to be in these apartments anymore,” a resident told media. Another resident suggested that “On the doors, I really think that they need to have some type of security…where nobody can get in or out unless they live here.”
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the reported history of violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to residents and guests of the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the building? What security measures and access-controls, such as bright lighting, ID-controlled entry, fencing, deadbolts, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
Generally, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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 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 apartment 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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