What Went Wrong? Our Legal Take: Mother Shot at Heritage Pointe Apartments
A mother of three was reportedly shot by stray gunfire while inside her Heritage Pointe apartment home Monday evening, October 26, 2015.
According to FOX 25 News, one or more gunmen began “firing out indiscriminately” outside the Heritage apartment complex Monday night. A hail of gunfire sprayed several buildings and apparently pierced through the door of one apartment home, striking a mother of three in both legs. The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. Her current condition has not been released. Thankfully, the victim’s three young children were uninjured, per media reports.
Witnesses apparently told media a suspect was seen running from the Heritage Pointe complex following the shooting. Police have not yet identified suspects in the shooting, leaving many residents once again terrified for the safety of their families. A fatal shooting reportedly occurred at the complex on August 7, 2015.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given the apparent history of violence on property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to apartment complex residents and whether this horrific assault may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting to protect residents?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment owner and management following the previous reported shooting to deter future violence?
Generally, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for her injuries.
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. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment 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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