Did negligent security contribute to this Midlothian apartment shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted outside a Midlothian apartment complex December 5, 2018, leaving one man critically injured.
According to WTVR 6, the shooting occurred “at the Genito Glen apartment complex in Chesterfield,” shortly before 2:30 p.m. A male victim was transported to the hospital “with life-threatening injuries.” His identity and current condition have not been released.
The complex was apparently the location of a fatal shooting investigation in April 2012, per NBC 12 reports.
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 at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the complex?
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner following media reports of prior gun violence on property?
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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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