Did a Security Lapse Contribute to this Violent Parking Lot Robbery and Shooting? Couple Shot in Plaza Midwood
A couple was reportedly shot during a robbery outside the Plaza Midwood shopping center Saturday night, December 17, 2016.
According to WSOC News 9, “a man and woman were robbed and shot in a Plaza Midwood shopping center parking lot…on Central Avenue, near Pecan Avenue, around 11 p.m.” Both victims were transported to Carolinas Medical Center. Their current conditions have not been released.
There have been “several other crimes in the Plaza Midwood area over the last two months,” per Channel 9 reports. Ketie Jones was reportedly shot and killed while walking home in October and two college students were robbed at gunpoint only weeks ago.
Did negligent security contribute to this shopping center shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Shopping Center and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as security patrols, bright lighting and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons following prior reports of local gun violence?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims and 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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