Could the shooting at a Greenville restaurant parking lot 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.
Two teens were injured in a shooting at a Greenville, South Carolina restaurant parking lot Monday evening, February 24, 2020.
As reported by WYFF4.com, “two teens, along with one other person were sitting in a car about 9 p.m. Monday in the Petee’s Drive-In on White Horse Road…another car pulled into the parking lot and at least one person, starting shooting into the car the victims were in.”
FoxCarolina.com is reporting, “[w]hen officials arrived, they discovered two teenage gunshot victims at [a gas station] across the street.”
According to the report, “[b]oth teens were transported to a nearby hospital with what officials believe to be non-life threatening injuries.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the restaurant aware of any suspicious activity on property prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
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 property 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 his interests.
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