Could the shooting at a Miami Gardens convenience store 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 reportedly erupted outside a Miami Gardens, Florida convenience store early Tuesday night, October 29, 2019, leaving three people injured.
As detailed by WSVN.com, “Miami Gardens Police responded to the scene of the shooting along 207th Street and Northwest 32nd Avenue, just before 8:15 p.m., Tuesday.”
When officers arrived they found “male victims suffering from gunshot wounds.”
The victims were taken to area hospitals in unknown conditions, according to the media report.
The shooting investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the convenience store 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 there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
- What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?
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 convenience store 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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