5 Injured in Richland County Night Club Shooting, January 1, 2019; Justice, Compensation Available to Victims?

Faces Lounge Night Club

Faces Lounge Night Club (ABC COLUMBIA)

Richland County, S.C. – January 1, 2019

Did negligent security and irresponsible club ownership contribute to this senseless Richland County night club shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?


Security measures are in question after a shooting inside a Richland County night club injured 5 people Tuesday morning, January 1, 2019. 

According to The State, “Around 6:23 a.m., police were alerted to a shooting at Faces Lounge on the 1700 block of Decker Boulevard. Three women and two men were injured. All have been transported to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.” The victims identities have not been released.

Faces Lounge Night Club has apparently had multiple calls involving the RCSD. Cpt. David Soto with the RCSD told ABC COLUMBIA, “they are called to Faces Lounge often, or it’s sister bar, Kandy Land. He said the constant battle involves elicit activity in the parking lots, or overcrowding, noise complaints from neighbors and operating after hours.”


Night club 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 night club and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were implemented by the night club owner following media reports of prior elicit activity and violence on property?

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 night club 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.


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