Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Nashville apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire erupted at a Nashville, Tennessee apartment complex Thursday, February 28, 2019, leaving two people injured. According to Tennessean.com, “[o]fficers responded to the shooting just before 11 a.m. in the 200 block of East Palestine Avenue off Gallatin Pike and found two victims, an 18-year-old man and the juvenile, on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.” The incident was reported to of happened ” in a breezeway at the Falcon View Apartments,” according to NewsChannel5.com. That news report indicates the victims were taken to “Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.”
No suspect information is available and no victim identities have been released according to media outlets.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on property?
- How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and the victims 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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims 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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