Did negligent security contribute to these hotel shooting deaths and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Two people were shot and killed, and one person was injured at a Cincinnati, Ohio hotel Friday night, November 1, 2019.
As reported by Fox8.com, “two people have been fatally shot during an attempted robbery…at [a hotel] in Sycamore Township.”
Fox19.com is reporting, “Taymar A. Jones, 20, and Ja’Quan D. Howard, 15, died from gunshot wounds. The third victim, Mykell Gamble, 18, was treated and released for a gunshot would to the foot.”
According to WHIO.com, “[i]nvestigators on the scene reported that 10-12 people were in the room where the shooting happened and all fled the scene.”
The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified according to the media reports.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the hotel 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?
- Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
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 hotel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of Taymar A. Jones and Ja’Quan D. Howard may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, Mykell Gamble may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his 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 Mykell Gamble and the family of Taymar A. Jones and Ja’Quan D. Howard retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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