Santiago Rodriguez: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Reno, NV Apartment Complex Shooting; One Other Teen Fatally Injured.

Santiago Rodriguez: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Reno, NV Apartment Complex Shooting; One Other Teen Fatally Injured.

Santiago Rodriguez: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Reno, NV Apartment Complex Shooting; One Other Teen Fatally Injured. (

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Reno apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.


Two teens are dead after a shooting at a Reno, NV apartment complex early Tuesday morning, Aug 1, 2023. 

As reported by, “[t]he shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. near 15th and North Virginia Streets. Police say the incident started as an argument at a different location and then ended at the [apartments].” is reporting, “[i]nvestigators say a fight broke out, which led to someone pulling out a gun. It is unknown how many shots were fired, but police say two people were taken to the hospital.” Per the report, “both [victims] were taken to an area hospital and died from their injuries.”

According to, “Santiago Rodriguez, 17, of Reno, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Renown Regional Medical Center. According to the medical examiner, Rodriguez died of multiple gunshot wounds. The other person killed during the shooting has not yet been positively identified.”

The investigation is ongoing.



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Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the complex 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?
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

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 complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Santiago Rodriguez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 Santiago Rodriguez and the family of the other deceased victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.


The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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