Was this a Security Failure? Pine Hills Convenience Store Shooting Claims the life of Jeffery Webb, Injures 3 Others
47-year-old Jeffery Webb was reportedly shot and killed outside of a Pine Hills convenience store Monday, December 12, 2016.
The Orlando Sentinel reports, “a number of people were standing outside the store when someone with a gun opened fire about 10 p.m. in the parking lot on North Lane near Pine Hills Road.” Mr. Webb was apparently transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to fatal injuries. The conditions and identities of the other four victims have not been released.
Pastor Larry Mills is now calling on the community to “stand up and stop the violence,” following “12 shootings in or near Pine Hills” since early October.
Did negligent security contribute to the senseless shooting of this young man? 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 and their families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Store 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 at the convenience store and whether this tragedy 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 reports of prior local criminal activity?
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 convenience store owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Jeffery Webb may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victims of this shooting may 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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