Could this senseless Rock Hill apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Two young men, ages 19 and 21, were shot and injured at “the apartments on Stoney Pointe Drive off Celanese Road” in Rock Hill Sunday morning, October 28, 2018, according to The Herald. Police told media the young victims “could not identify the person who shot them” or “how the suspects were able to get into the apartment.”
Stoney Pointe Drive was apparently the subject of prior apartment shooting investigations in April 2017 and November 2013, according to The Herald and WBTV reports. The incidents raise questions over apartment complex security.
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 on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect 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 or management 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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