Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death and injuries at a Las Vegas entertainment venue and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man is dead and another was injured after a shooting at a Las Vegas, NV entertainment venue early Sunday morning, June 19, 2022.
As reported by Fox5Vegas.com, “the shooting happened around 2:12 a.m. June 19 in the Fremont Street Experience. Police working foot patrol responded after hearing gunfire under the canopy.”
According to the report, “[o]fficers found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to University Medical Center, where one died. The other suffered non life-threatening injuries.”
News3LV.com is reporting, “the incident started with a fight inside one of the area’s casinos. The altercation eventually spilled out onto the Fremont Street Experience where the gunshots rang out. Investigators say following the fight, a person pulled out a gun, and shot and killed a person, with the gunfire also hitting an innocent bystander.”
According to 8NewsNow.com, “[t]he victim has been identified as 23-year-old Raymond Renova. His cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound.”
EastIdahonews.com is reporting, “Kenneth Tyler Sommer was reportedly caught in the crossfire…and was hit three times.”
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Residents and guests of entertainment venues have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Raymond Renova may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, Kenneth Tyler Sommer may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Raymond Renova and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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