Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Update: Fox46Charlotte.com has identified the victims in the Salisbury restaurant shooting.
According to the report, “Ryan Williams, 21, was seriously injured and transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Juwan Funderburk, 22, Darryel Georn Bethune Jr., 22, and Devin Norman, 19, were also shot and received minor injuries…Jordan Treon Sarrisaw, 21, and Devonate Bailey, 23, were also shot.”
Gunfire erupted early Sunday morning, January 26, 2020 at a Salisbury, North Carolina restaurant leaving six people shot and injured.
According to WBTV.com, “[a]t about 12:05 a.m., police say someone shot at six people following a party at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking. The restaurant is located at 1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury.”
WSOCtv.com is reporting, “[o]ne shooting victim was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, and the others were taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center.”
The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Salisbury Police Department in the ongoing investigation.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. 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 or near the property?
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was the restaurant aware of any suspicious activity on property prior to the shooting?
- Did the restaurant have any protocol for checking patron for dangerous weapons prior to entering the establishment?
- Did the restaurant have sufficient security present for the event?
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 visitors, the 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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