Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire rang out outside a Bradenton, Florida nightclub early Monday morning, April 24, 2019, leaving two people injured. According to Bradenton.com, the incident happened at “the Spot 26, 4307 26th St. W., around 2:43 a.m. Monday.” According to the news story, there were some words exchanged inside the club and when the club closed and patrons went outside a fight ensued. Another patron tried to intervene, that’s when the suspect “pulled out a gun and shot both men before taking off in an unknown direction.” There were two victims, “a 39-year-old man and a 30-year-old man,” both were taken to the hospital.
This location has reportedly had incidents of violence in the past. HeraldTribune.com reports on a homicide in Dec 2017. In a SNNtv.com news story reporting on this recent shooting, Manatee County Sheriffs Office report they have “seen some problem in and around this club in the past.”
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- How many prior incidents of violence have been reported on or near the property?
- Was anything done to address any prior incidents of violence at the property?
- Were security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
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 nightclub station owner 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.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.