Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot Outside St. Petersburg Club
Did negligent security contribute to this double shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a claim for compensation.
A man and a woman were reportedly shot and injured outside Hollywood Nights Club early Monday morning, May 23, 2016.
According to WFLA News, gunfire erupted “outside the Hollywood Nights Club…, located at 1205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, around 2:40 a.m.” A woman and man were both struck during the shooting. Their current conditions have not been released.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting. Crime reports reveal a number of recent assaults and robberies in the surrounding area.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. Given reports of recent criminal activity in the area, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the parking lot where this incident occurred and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub owner or management to deter crime?
Generally, nightclub and parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or management of the establishment 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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