Could the tragic loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to his family?
Gunfire reportedly erupted outside a Pawleys Island nightclub early Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018, claiming the life of 24-year-old Lamar Easterling.
According to Myrtle Beach Online, police “responded about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to 915 Petigru Drive after reports of shots fired….The nightclub has no visible sign with a name and is in a residential area near businesses just off Martin Luther King Road.”
Police told WPDE Mr. Easterling and the suspect “got into an argument inside the nightclub and when the two went outside, that is when the shooting happened.” Tragically, Mr. Easterling succumbed to fatal injuries.
The incident was apparently the second Pawleys Island nightclub shooting in a matter of days. Myrtle Beach Online reports, a woman was shot and injured “in the parking lot of the Sandbar” just after midnight on Sunday.
Did negligent security contribute to this Pawleys Island nightclub shooting? 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 Mr. Easterling’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and off-duty police patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Easterling at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Lamar Easterling may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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