Could this senseless Jacksonville apartment shooting have been prevented?
Security measures are in question after a Jacksonville apartment shooting left a minor hospitalized Saturday night, May 19, 2018.
According to CBS 47, gunfire erupted “at the Hilltop Apartments,” shortly after 10:00 p.m. A young victim was transported to “UF Health Jacksonville with non-life-threatening injuries.” His current condition has not been released.
The complex has an apparent history of violent crime, including prior shooting investigations in September 2017, January 2016, April 2015, September 2014 and November 2007, per media reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this Jacksonville apartment shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests 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.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the complex?
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented to protect residents and deter crime following media reports of prior violence 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the young victim and his family may seek justice and 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 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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