Did negligent security contribute to this hotel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Four people were injured after a shooting at a Las Vegas, NV hotel Saturday evening, November 7, 2020.
As reported by Fox5Vegas.com, “officers were called to the property in the 2800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard about 7:29 p.m. on November 7 about a person who had been shot.”
8NewsNow.com is reporting, “[d]uring the incident, officers located four victims suffering from gunshot wounds. It was originally reported that three victims were injured. The victims were transported to local hospitals and listed in stable condition.”
According to the report, “[t]he investigation…indicates that a group of juveniles and young adults became involved in a physical confrontation. At some point, a male juvenile pulled out a handgun and fired at the victims.”
The suspect was taken into custody a short time after the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the hotel 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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others 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 hotel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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