Cherokee County, S.C. – January 19, 2019
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Cherokee County shooting and the death of Montreal Jordan McMullins and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after a 23-year-old man was shot and killed at a Cherokee County Night Club early Saturday morning, January 19, 2019.
According to WSPA 7 News, “The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m. at the Sugar Shack Nightclub on Wilcox Avenue near Gaffney.”
FOXCarolina reports, “Several people and vehicles were struck by gunfire.” Montreal Jordan McMullins passed away as a result of the shooting. The surviving victims were transported to area hospitals. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.
The night club has apparently had prior visits from law enforcement. FOXCarolina states the “CCSO will announce further plans and release information on efforts to shut down the Sugar Shack in the coming weeks.” In a press release obtained by FOXCarolina, the Sheriff’s office says:
“Law enforcement has had meetings with those running the club providing them with proactive safety measures they could take to reduce violence. They followed the recommendations for a period of time but have reverted back to not having armed security on the premises and have failed miserably in protecting patrons of their establishment both inside the nightclub and outside the club.”
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Night club patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the night club and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
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 bar owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Montreal Jordan McMullins’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victims of this shooting may 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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