Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Salem nightclub shooting?
A shooting in the parking lot of Bar Fly nightclub reportedly claimed the lives of 21-year-old Tyler Longacre and 24-year-old Tobias Helms-Reese Saturday morning, April 14, 2018.
According to the Statesman Journal, “a violent confrontation” escalated into gunfire “in the Bar Fly’s parking lot around 2:30 a.m.” Mr. Helms-Reese and Mr. Longacre succumbed to fatal injuries. A third man was injured, per Oregonian reports. His identity and condition have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 the families of Tobias Helms-Reese and Tyler Longacre may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Oregon, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot 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.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons during 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 manager failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Tobias Helms-Reese and Tyler Longacre may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths. Additionally, the third victim of this shooting may 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 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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