Could This Houston Apartment Shooting Have Been Deterred?
An apparent drive-by shooting outside the Sago Palms Apartments reportedly left 21-year-old Xavier Jones and 28-year-old Jemarcus Williams injured Sunday evening, February 12, 2017.
According to KPRC 2 News, “[r]esidents in the Sago Palms apartment complex were standing outside chatting around 9:30 p.m. Sunday when a car pulled up….” Men inside the vehicle apparently “pointed a gun at the group and fired 30 times.” “Xavier Jones, 21, and Jemarcus Williams, 28 were both struck by the gunfire” and transported to the hospital with injuries, per KPRC 2 and KHOU reports. Their conditions have not been released.
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Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen and vehicle gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents?
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 owner or management of the apartment complex failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Jones and Mr. Williams 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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