Could the death from a shooting at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the family of Arnold Person?
Gunfire rang out at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida nightclub early Wednesday night, April 8, 2019, leaving one man dead and two others injured. According to NBCMiami.com, “the incident took place just before midnight inside [a] nightclub in [a] mall off Sunrise Boulevard.” The news story reports “[a]n early investigation found the shooting occurred as a result of an altercation inside the establishment, but nothing has yet been confirmed as their investigation continues.” According to Sun-Sentinel.com, “[t]he shooter opened fire shortly before midnight in the nightclub in the 2400 block of Sunrise Boulevard. One person died at the scene and two others were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.” The report identifies the man as Arnold Person. Media reports indicate that the suspect was detained at the scene.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol in place to deter crime and protect the Arnold Person at the time of the shooting?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of Arnold Person may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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 family of Arnold Person retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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