Security Failure? X-Clusive Nightclub Parking Lot Shooting, Shively, KY, Claims Life of One Man, Injures One Woman.

X-Clusive Nightclub Shooting, Shively, KY, Claims Life of One Man, Injures One Woman.

X-Clusive Nightclub Shooting, Shively, KY, Claims Life of One Man, Injures One Woman. (Stock Photo:

Could the shooting at a Shively nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and other injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Shively, KY nightclub early Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020, leaving one man dead and one woman injured.

As reported by, “Shively police were called to X-Clusive nightclub in the 3600 block of Seventh Street Road just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.”

According to the report, “[w]hen [officers] arrived, they found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound to the neck and a woman in her 30s who had been shot in the wrist. Both were taken to University Hospital, where the man died. Police said the woman is expected to fully recover.”

Per the report, “it appears a fight took place inside the club and all patrons were removed. Then, two parties furthered their contact in the parking lot, where the shooting occurred.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take


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Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. 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? 
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub check guests for dangerous weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of the deceased victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 family of the deceased victim and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


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