Could This South Akron Hookah Bar Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Three people were reportedly shot and injured outside Deja Vu Nightlub and Hookah Lounge in Akron early Friday morning, July 28, 2017.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, “gunshots erupted outside a new hookah bar a couple of blocks south of I-77/I-76.” Cleveland.com reports, two men and a woman were shot “just after midnight outside Deja Vu Nightclub and Hookah Lounge.” The three victims were transported to hospitals with injuries. Their current conditions have not been released.
The property was apparently the subject of prior shooting investigations in 2011, per Akron Beacon Journal reports. At that time, the media report indicates the property was “a different entertainment spot, called Fusion Night Club.”
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Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub or parking lot owners 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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