Did negligent security contribute to these hotel shooting death and injuries and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and the injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A shooting at an Aurora, Colorado hotel Early Saturday morning, September 2, 2021 claimed the life of one person and injured three others.
As reported by 9News.com, “[a]t about 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, APD officers were called to the Hyatt House Hotel near Colfax Avenue and Peoria Street for a report of a shooting…Officers found four people who had been shot at the hotel.”
KDVR.com is reporting, “[a] party was taking place in a hotel room. When the suspects showed up, they were kicked out after an altercation. The suspects shot through the door of the hotel room and hit the four victims.”
According to SentinelColorado.com. “[a]n injured 18-year-old man was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died from his gunshot injuries…[a] seriously injured 17-year-old girl taken to a hospital is listed in critical condition, but she is expected to survive.” In addition, “[t]wo other men, 22 and 23, were also injured from the gunfire and are both listed in stable condition.”
Two suspects were taken into custody.
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the hotel 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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of 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 hotel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of the deceased victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
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 family of the deceased victim and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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