Did a security failure contribute to this tragic Raleigh motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Blossom and Mr. McMoore’s family?
Security measures are in question after a shooting at the Knights Inn motel claimed the life of 23-year-old Davelle Shaunduke McMoore and left 53-year-old Terry Vernette Blossom injured Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
According to WTVD 11, Raleigh police responded to “the Knights Inn off New Bern Avenue in southeast Raleigh just before 9:45 p.m.” Ms. Blossom and Mr. McMoore were transported to the hospital, where Mr. McMoore succumbed to fatal injuries. Police have since made an arrest in connection with the double shooting, per WRAL reports.
The motel was apparently the location of a prior shooting investigation in April, according to WRAL.
Did negligent security contribute to this Raleigh motel 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 Ms. Blossom and Mr. McMoore’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Motel guests 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.
- What additional security measures, such as guarded entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were implemented to deter crime and protect guests following media reports of prior gun violence on property?
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 motel owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Davelle Shaunduke McMoore may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, Terry Vernette Blossom may pursue legal claims for her 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 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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