Could the shooting at a Rolling Meadows sports bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out at a Rolling Meadows, IL sports bar late Monday night, January 24, 2022, leaving three people injured.
As reported by Journal-topics.com, “[p]olice at 11:40 p.m. responded to a call of shots fired at Stadium Sports Club, 4015 W. Algonquin Rd.”
Chicago.CBSlocal.com is reporting, “[w]hen police arrived, they discovered a 33-year-old man from Forest Park had shot two people after a fight broke out at the bar.”
According to ABC7Chicago.com, “[t]wo of the three are currently being treated in local hospitals, and the third, who police said was the gunman, a 33-year-old Forest Park man, is in police custody being questioned.”
Per the report, “[a] 38-year-old Des Plaines man was shot in the abdomen and is in critical condition at Lutheran General Hospital. A 26-year-old Elgin man was shot in the leg, and has been treated and released.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
Our Legal Take
Bar 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?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What bar security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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