Could this Vicksburg lounge shooting have been prevented?
Gunfire reportedly erupted at L.D.’s Restaurant and Lounge in Vicksburg, Mississippi December 24, 2017, leaving four people injured.
According to WJTV, the shooting occurred at “L.D.’s Restaurant and Lounge” shortly before midnight. Responding officers discovered Mr. Sproulls “on the ground outside the lounge.” He was transported to University Medical Center with injuries. Three other victims, Treyvonne Williams, Zarian Price, and Erica Harris, were taken to Merit Health River Region Medical Center for treatment. Their current conditions have not been released.
VPD Chief Milton Moore and Mayor George Flaggs Jr. have “decided to indefinitely close the lounge area of L.D.’s, although the restaurant and catering portions of the buisness will still be allowed to operate,” per Vicksburg Post reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless 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’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Mississippi, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and nightclub patrons 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime 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 lounge owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Sproulls, Mr. Williams, Mr. Price, and Ms. Harris may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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