Did a security failure contribute to this parking lot shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire rang out in Durham, North Carolina Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2019, leaving one man shot and injured.
According to ABC11.com, “[o]fficials said the shooting call came in around 1:30 p.m. at [store parking lot] on North Pointe Drive.” WRAL.com is reporting that “a man in his 20s was shot at the store…[t]he victim was hospitalized with serious injuries.” A subsequent report from WRAL.com identified the victim “as Ryan Ware” of Danville, Virginia.
The investigation is ongoing according to the media outlets.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was there any suspicious activity seen or reported on the property before the incident?
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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