Did a nightclub security failure contribute to this senseless mass shooting?
Gunfire erupted during a private event at Club Bosses in Memphis Saturday morning, February 17, 2018, reportedly leaving five people injured.
According to WREG News 3, the shooting occurred “just after 2 a.m….at Club Bosses on North Watkins Avenue.” Five victims were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds, three in “critical condition.” The identities and conditions of the victims have not been released.
The nightclub owner apparently told KPLC 7 the venue “was rented out that night…and sometimes when you rent out certain events you never know what kind of crowd you’re going to have.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Memphis nightclub shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Bar and nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Media reports indicate the club was rented out at the time. Were any additional security precautions, such as a mandatory police presence, required to prepare for a special event?
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 nightclub 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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