Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable shooting?
The Houston community is seeking answers and justice after two children were tragically caught in gunfire outside a Third Ward shopping center Thursday night, March 1, 2018.
According to The Midtown Houston Patch, 8-year-old Tristian Hutchins and 5-year-old Kheristian Hutchins were “sitting in a parked car” outside a “shopping center…at 3944 Scott Street” when gunfire erupted.
The Houston Chronicle reports, the young victims were struck in what police are calling “a crossfire of cowards.” Both were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with injuries. Family, friends and community leaders are now coming together to pray for the children’s recovery and to urge anyone with information to speak out for these young victims.
Did a security failure contribute to this Houston parking lot 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 young victims’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of safety provided on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect parking lot patrons and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
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 shopping center or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of these young 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’ 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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