Security Negligence? Wendy’s Fast Food Parking Lot Shooting in Creedmoor, NC Leaves One Man in Critical Condition.

Wendy's Fast Food Parking Lot Shooting in Creedmoor, NC Leaves One Man in Critical Condition.

Wendy’s Fast Food Parking Lot Shooting in Creedmoor, NC Leaves One Man in Critical Condition. (

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Creedmoor restaurant parking lot and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


One man was injured after a shooting in a Creedmoor, NC restaurant parking lot early Tuesday afternoon, Sept 26, 2023.

As reported by, “Butner Public Safety said it received a call of shots fired about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wendy’s at 1546 NC Highway 56.”

According to the report, “[i]nvestigators determined that an altercation led to shots being fired in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant but found no one there.” is reporting, “[a] local hospital notified Butner Public Safety that a victim had arrived in the emergency room in a personal vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. The vehicle was involved in the incident at Wendy’s. A 20-year-old man is in surgery and is in critical condition.”

The investigation is ongoing.



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Restaurant and parking lot guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
    • Were any security personnel at the property?
    • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
    • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
    • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
    • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim 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 the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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