Did a security failure contribute to the shooting of a Jacksonville teen?
A 17-year-old boy was shot and seriously injured outside the Cross Creek apartment complex in Jacksonville Friday, May 4, 2018.
According to News 4 JAX, the young victim “was approached by three to four people at the Cross Creek Apartments on Manotak Avenue.” One of the assailants opened fire, striking the teen “three times in the back.” He was transported to UF Health for treatment, per First Coast News reports. Police are apparently still searching for suspects.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Jacksonville apartment shooting? 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 young victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 at the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
The JSO crime map reveals a staggering amount of recent criminal activity in the surrounding area. What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the young victim 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the victim and his family 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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