Could this senseless Watertown shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Five people, ages 19 to 23, were shot and injured when gunfire erupted early Saturday morning, November 3, 2018, “at Club Rio on Franklin Street,” according to the Watertown Daily Times. The victims were transported to Samaritan Medical Center. Their conditions and identities have not been released.
Police have since made an arrest and increased patrols in downtown Watertown, per News 7 reports.
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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright parking lot lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and off-duty police, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 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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