Could this violent robbery have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Tong?
44-year-old Diem Tong “was held up at gunpoint and shot near the Pueblo Mall on 156 W. 29th Street, around 7:15 p.m. Saturday night, November 3, 2018, according to FOX 21.
Shopping center employees told News 5, “they’re always on guard for shoplifters.” One hairdresser showed the reporter “the business card of a police officer who responded last week when she called to report a suspicious man walking around with a gun.” The incidents raise grave questions over security measures in the parking lot.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center patrons and employees 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 additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the shopping center parking lot owner following media reports of prior criminal activity 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 shopping center parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Diem Tong may seek justice and elect to 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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