Was This Melbourne Apartment Shooting Preventable?
A robbery home invasion at the Landmark Ocean Breeze apartment complex in Melbourne reportedly left two people injured late Monday, May 1, 2017.
According to KPRC News, “[t]he armed robbery took place about 10:45 p.m. at the Landmark Ocean Breeze apartment complex at 3151 S. Babcock Street.” The media report indicates “several armed men” followed a group into an apartment and “terrorized the occupants.” One victim was shot and another pistol-whipped during the struggle. Their current conditions have not been released.
The apartment complex was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in August 2016, per Brevard Times reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this violent Melbourne apartment robbery? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the intruders gain entry to the complex? What access controls, such as guest screenings, gated entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the shooting?
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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims 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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