Weapons Screening Lapse? Our Legal Take: Club Shooting, Tampa
A 21-year-old young man was reportedly shot and killed, and several others injured, inside Club Rayne in Tampa Saturday morning, February 6, 2016.
According to WFLA News 8, gunfire erupted “at Club Rayne on Nebraska Avenue,” shortly before 2:00am. Police have not yet identified a gunman or how the shooter was able to gain entry to the club with a weapon. A merchandise sales person in the club reportedly told media “everybody is searched every time they go out and come back in.”
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime at the time of the shooting? How did any such precautions fail?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub owner or management to deter future crime?
Generally, nightclub owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of the young victim may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victims of this shooting may elect to pursue legal claims for any injuries suffered.
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. 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.
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