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Everado Meza, Francisco Garcia Anaya, Alfredo Calderon identified as victims in Kansas City, KS Bar Shooting.

Everado Meza, Francisco Garcia Anaya, Alfredo Calderon identified as victims in Kansas City, KS Bar Shooting. (CBSNews.com)

Could the shooting deaths at a Kansas City bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims Families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Kansas City, Kansas bar early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, leaving four people dead and five others injured.

As reported by KMBC.com, the shooting “happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at [a bar] in the area of 10th Street and Central Avenue.”

According to the report, “[a]uthorities believe three men came in through the back door of the club – two had handguns – and started shooting.”

CBSNews.com is reporting, “the two gunmen had apparently gotten into a dispute with some people inside the bar, left, then returned with handguns.”

According to the report, “[t]he four victims who died were all local adults…[t]he five others who were wounded and found outside with gunshot injuries were transported to area hospitals and have been reported to be in stable condition.

KMBC.com is reporting, “friends and family members identified three of the victims as Everado Meza, Francisco Garcia Anaya and Alfredo Calderon.”

Police have identified two suspects and one is in custody, per media reports.

The investigation is ongoing,

Our Legal Take

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Bar and restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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? 
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the families of the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 families of the victims and any injured victims of retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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Could this senseless Kansas City bar shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Local News

Three people were injured at “the Rhythm & Booze in Kansas City, Missouri early on Sunday,” September 16, 2018, according to KCTV 5.

The Kansas City Star reports, “[the alleged gunman] and his wife were escorted out” following “a physical altercation” with another man. The man apparently “came back to the bar with a handgun and shot the 30 year-old man in the back.” The victim’s friend and girlfriend were also struck during the shooting. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.

Our Legal Take

Bar 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • How did the gunman gain re-entry to the bar with a weapon, after media reports that he was escorted out by staff?
  • Were police called at the start of the initial dispute?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, metal detectors, door security, and monitored surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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 bar owner 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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