Could the shooting at a Glenarden shopping center have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out at a Glenarden, Maryland shopping center Thursday night, June 24, 2021, leaving one man dead and two other people injured.
As reported by WTOP.com, “[t]he incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. in [a local shopping] Centre.”
According to the report, “[a]fter receiving reports of gunfire, the Glenarden Police Department arrived to find three men who had been shot. All three were taken to the hospital.”
LocalDVM.com is reporting, “[l]aw enforcement has identified the deceased as 29-year-old Rien Green of Bowie. Police said that one other victim is still in the hospital with critical injuries and the other has been released after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the shopping center 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?
- Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of 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 family of Rien Green may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured 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 family of Rien Green and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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