Could the shooting at a Las Vegas parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted at a Las Vegas, Nevada parking lot early Friday morning, August 13, 2021, leaving one person dead and six others injured.
As reported by Fox5Vegas.com, “[a]bout 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 13, Las Vegas police responded to a shooting in the 3100 block of East Sunset Road.”
According to the report, “several people were loitering and drinking in a parking lot when a fight broke out”
8NewsNow.com is reporting, “the person who was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital pulled a gun from a car during that fight and began shooting into the crowd of people fighting. Six older teenagers were injured in that shooting. Then, at some point, an unidentified person fired back, hitting the shooter.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Shopping plaza parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What 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 property 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 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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