Could the tragic loss of Darrah Host have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young man’s family?
Family and friends are seeking justice after 18-year-old Darrah Host was reportedly shot and killed at “the unlicensed Ruby Lounge at Seven Corners” Tuesday morning, July 3, 2018, according to FOX 9. Mr. Host was apparently attending “a rap concert inside what now appears to be an illegal nightclub” when gunfire erupted. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries.
Mr. Host’s mother, Chanel Futrell, reportedly told The StarTribune her son “turned 18 in May and was enrolled in a GED program with hopes of entering the military and then, eventually, college.” The tragic loss of such a young man raises grave questions over security measures at the concert venue.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 Mr. Host’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Minnesota, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub and concert venue 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.
- What nightclub age restrictions were in place at the time of the shooting and how were any such restrictions enforced?
- How did a gun gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Host at the time of the shooting?
- What additional security and crowd control measures were implemented in preparation of the concert?
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 nightclub owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Darrah Host may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims his wrongful death.
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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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