Could This Houston Apartment Shooting Have Been Prevented?
A shooting outside the Haverstock Hills apartment complex reportedly left 16-year-old bystander, Ty-bra Baptiste, critically injured Sunday, March 26, 2017.
According to KPRC 2 News, Miss Baptiste was outside with her 1-year-old cousin when gunfire erupted outside the “Haverstock Hills Apartments.” Heroically, Miss Baptiste attempted to flee with her young cousin when she was struck by the gunfire. She was transported to the hospital with “critical” injuries. Her current condition has not been released.
Miss Baptiste is apparently one of four victims of the deadly shooting. Congresswoman Shiela Jackson is now calling for tighter security at the Haverstock Hills complex, including “a new gate…new lighting and security cameras,” KHOU reports.
Did negligent security contribute to the shooting of this young woman? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the young victim and her family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Ty-bra Baptiste may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries. Additionally, the other victims of this shooting, and their families, may elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries and wrongful deaths.
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 young victim and her family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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