Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Security measures are under scrutiny following a shooting at a North Charleston, South Carolina apartment complex Wednesday night, February 6, 2019.
According to Live5News.com, “[t]he shooting happened at a parking lot at the Centre Pointe apartments on the 4900 block of Wetland Crossing” and “[a]round 10:23 p.m., officers responded to the complex…and made contact with the victim, a 27-year-old man, and a 26-year-old woman.” ABCNews4.com is reporting “a man and woman were in the parking lot at Centre Pointe Apartments in a car when an unknown suspect pulled up behind them with a silver truck and then opened fire, striking the victim and the vehicle.”
The victim was transported to the hospital where “Medical staff later reported locating five bullet entry points in the victim’s right buttock and thigh area, as well as a single graze wound to the victim’s right finger,” Live5News.com reports. The report further states “officers located a car which had been struck by gunfire numerous times, and seventeen 9 mm shell casings near the vehicle.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, visible surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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