Did negligent security contribute to this tragic shopping center shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the family of Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez?
Gunfire erupted outside a Lansdowne, Maryland shopping center on Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2019, leaving one woman dead. According to BaltimoreSun.com, “a woman was killed Thursday after she was struck by a bullet intended for someone else during an altercation at Lansdowne Shopping Center.” Patch.com is reporting “[t]he suspected gunman fired toward at least one other man across the parking lot in front of Save Mart in the 3900 block of Hollins Ferry Road…[a]fter the shooting, the suspect left the scene.” According to the news report “Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez, 78, of…Halethorpe, was identified as the deceased.”
Police are currently searching for the suspects according to media reports.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the shopping center and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Did the shopping center have any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez at the time of the shooting?
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 property owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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 family of Isabel Villalobos V De Vasquez retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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