Could this Ocala apartment shooting have been prevented?
An argument outside the Parkside Garden apartment complex reportedly escalated into gunfire Thursday afternoon, January 25, 2018, claiming the life of one man and injuring three others, including 2 innocent bystanders.
According to News 6, the shooting occurred around 3:00 p.m. at the “Parkside Garden Apartments in northwest Ocala.” A verbal argument between two people apparently turned deadly. WCJB 20 reports, the two individuals involved in the initial altercation exchanged gunfire, striking each other as well as two bystanders. The conditions of the two bystanders have not been released.
A WCJB 20 investigation reveals, “During the past thirteen months officers have responded to the complex more than 22-hundred times, 42 of those for shootings.”
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment owner and management following media reports of prior 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 and management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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