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Koko Bongo Nightclub Shooting in Houston, TX Injures Three People.

Koko Bongo Nightclub Shooting in Houston, TX Injures Three People. (ABC13.com)

Could the shooting at a Houston nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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Gunfire rang out outside a Houston, TX nightclub early Sunday morning, October 11, 2020, leaving three people injured.

As reported by ABC13.com, “[the shooting] happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Federal Road in the parking lot of the Koko Bongo Club.”

According to the report,  “[a] fight began inside the establishment and continued in the parking lot when someone began shooting.”

KHOU.com is reporting, “a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 19-year-old woman was suffered a gunshot wound to the face and wrist. There was also a 26-year-old man who endured multiple gunshot wounds to his arms and legs…All three were taken to nearby hospitals.”

The shooting remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

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