Could the shooting outside a Concord bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out outside a Concord, North Carolina bar early Saturday morning, October 16, 2021, leaving one person dead and other injured.
As reported by WBTV.com, “[o]fficers responded to a shots fired call around 1:15 a.m. Oct. 16 at Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill off Gateway Lane.”
According to the report, “[w]hen they arrived, they found one person dead in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.”
Fox46.com is reporting, “[a] second victim was located a short time later suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported to Atrium Cabarrus to be treated.”
Per the report, “[a]n initial investigation revealed an altercation took place inside the bar and trickled outside to the parking lot, where the shooting took place.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar and restaurant 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?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to 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 deceased victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries and suffering.
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 deceased victim’s family and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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