Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Mother and Child Injured in East Waco Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.
A 30-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter were reportedly injured during a shooting at the Trendwood Apartments July 26, 2016.
According to The Waco Tribune, police have now arrested a suspect “accused of starting a shootout at Trendwood Apartments,” which left a mother and her young child injured.
The female victim was apparently a bystander struck in the crossfire when the shooting began. She was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her lower back. Her young daughter was also hospitalized after suffering “injuries to her eye from shattered glass,” The Waco Tribune Reports. The victims’ current conditions have not been released.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.
What security measures, such as gated-entry, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests 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, both victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim 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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