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Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Virginia Beach Nightclub Shooting

Did negligent security contribute to this nightclub parking lot shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a claim for compensation.

Local News

A shooting outside L.A.’s Gentleman’s Club reportedly left one man seriously injured early Friday morning, May 20, 2016.

WAVY 10 News reports, “a man was shot in the shoulder at L.A.’s Gentleman’s Club near the intersection of Bonney Road and Happy Street around 12:45 a.m.” An armed assailant apparently approached the victim in the parking lot and demanded he get out of his car. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder during the altercation, per media reports.

Police are still searching for the gunman.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the parking lot where this incident occurred and whether the shooting may have been prevented.

  • May 2016 Crime Map of Surrounding Area (

    May 2016 Crime Map of Surrounding Area (

    What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting? 

  • Recent crime reports reveal a number of local burglaries and assaults. Have there been prior incidents of crime on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub or parking lot owners to deter crime?

Generally, nightclub and parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or operator of the establishment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.

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. Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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