Could this restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
“Three people were shot at the Carolina Chicken and BBQ restaurant” in Butner, North Carolina Friday night, April 19, 2019, according to ABC11.com. The news story reports “police responded to the scene at 1597 NC Highway 56 and found three people had been shot…the incident happened during a rap music release party happening in the banquet hall of the restaurant and that over 100 people were there.” WRAL.com is reporting “[s]hots were fired inside and outside the restaurant, and investigators found more than 40 shell casings and eight firearms at the scene.” The victims were transported to Duke Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The media outlets indicate that authorities have identified suspects and the shooting is still under investigation.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Did the restaurant have sufficient security available for the event?
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons 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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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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