Could the unconscionable shooting of Adriana Ruiz have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?
Security measures are in question after 12-year-old Adriana Ruiz was shot and injured in her Houston apartment home Friday night, October 5, 2018.
According to WKRN News, the heroic young victim gathered her siblings “in a back room” when gunfire erupted in “the courtyard of the apartment complex.” Sadly, Miss Ruiz was struck when “[o]ne of the bullets went through a wall and hit [her] in the abdomen.” She was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital with injuries.
“Houston Police Assistant Chief Bill Dobbins lauded Adriana for protecting the other children, whose ages ranged from 4 to 10,” per Houston Chronicle reports. Her mother was apparently in the apartment complex laundry room when the shooting occurred.
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 on the property and whether this senseless shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- How did the assailants gain entry to the property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Miss Ruiz at the time of the shooting?
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 or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, young Adriana Ruiz and her family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her 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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