Could This Tragic Tampa Nightclub Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Gunfire erupted inside the Island Grill nightclub Monday morning, November 13, 2017, claiming the life of 27-year-old Kemar Odeane Officer and leaving a second victim injured.
According to WFLA 8, shots were fired following a “fight between several people…at the Island Grill located at 3404 E. Lake Ave.” Tampa Police discovered Mr. Officer suffering from fatal gunshot wounds inside the nightclub, per ABC Action News reports. A second victim was apparently stabbed during the fight. His current condition has not been released.
The nightclub was the subject of a prior shooting investigation in October 2011, per ABC reports. A large fight apparently began “inside the club” and escalated into gunfire in the parking lot.
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Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the second victim of this violent assault may elect to pursue legal claims for his 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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