Could the shooting at a Camden nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and any injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out at a Camden, South Carolina nightclub early Thursday morning, November 11, 2021, leaving one woman dead and three other people injured.
As reported by WLTX.com, “deputies were dispatched to [a nightclub] located at 110 E Dekalb St., around 1:40 a.m. after a call of shots fired outside the business.”
WIStv.com is reporting, “[a] woman was found dead in her vehicle outside…33-year-old Sinteria A. Harris’s body was found with several gunshot wounds.”
According to the report, “[t]wo other victims left the scene in a car before calling 911, according to Camden PD. One was grazed by a bullet, and the other sustained a minor injury from glass shards. Deputies say the suspect shot at their car windows. One additional victim was able to flee the scene on foot and call 911.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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?
- Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
- Was the property owner or management aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Sinteria A. Harris may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured 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 family of Sinteria A. Harris and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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