Could the shooting at a San Antonio music venue bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted at a San Antonio, Texas music venue and bar Sunday night, January 20, 2020, leaving two men dead and five other people injured.
As reported by Click2Houston.com, “[t]he shooting took place around 8 p.m….at…a bar and live music venue located at 1011 Avenue B on the River Walk along the Museum Reach…after an argument broke out between a group of individuals inside the venue and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting.”
KENS5.com is reporting, “[o]ne of the victims has been identified as 25-year-old Alejandro ‘Alex’ Robles…[and a] second victim was later identified as 20-year-old Robert Jay Martinez III.”
According to Click2Houston.com, “Martinez died inside of the club and Robles died en route to a local hospital…[t]he five other shooting victims who were injured were taken to hospitals in San Antonio.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Our Legal Take
Bar and music venue patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Does the bar have a protocol for checking guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment.
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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Alejandro Robles and Robert Martinez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 Alejandro Robles and Robert Martinez and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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