Could the shooting at a Radcliff lounge parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out in a Radcliff, Kentucky parking lot early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019, leaving three people injured.
As reported by WLKY.com, “officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of Jazz and Jokes Lounge early Sunday morning.”
According to the report, “[w]hen officers arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds…The third victim drove himself to Hardin Memorial Hospital.”
The two victims at the scene were flown to University Hospital, per the media report.
TheNewsEnterprise.com is reporting, “it appears an altercation inside the lounge may have led to the shooting.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
Our Legal Take
Lounge and parking lot 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?
- Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
- Was the property aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 parking lot owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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