Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life?
The state has allegedly suspended a South Seattle nightclub’s liquor license following their investigation into a fatal shooting on February 11, 2018.
According to The Seattle Times, the Washington State Liquor Control and Cannabis Board issued a “180 day license suspension for Studio Seven,” following the deadly shooting. The board apparently released the following statement to media:
“It is the responsibility of Studio Seven to control their premises at all times, including keeping firearms out of restricted areas, to ensure public safety….The licensee had been counseled on previous occasions that insufficient security posed a serious threat to the safety of their customers.”
KOMO News reports, “on the morning of the shooting, at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 11, the club at 110 S. Horton Street had allowed a performer’s private security detail to control who came in and out of the back door. The victim was shot and killed in the area where the club had relinquished its control.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Seattle 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 victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Washington, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did a gun gain entry to the property? Where was nightclub management and security at the time of the shooting?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime?
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 victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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