Could this senseless Madison nightclub shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
An altercation inside a Madison nightclub reportedly escalated into gunfire early Sunday morning, December 9, 2018, leaving five people injured.
According to Wisconsin State Journal, the shooting occurred following “a large fight” inside “Visions Night Club…at E. Washington Ave.”
“Four of the people injured suffered gunshot wounds and one person was stabbed,” NBC 15 reports. The victims’ identities and current conditions have not been released.
Ald. David Ahrens told media the nightclub has “always been a sort of festering problem.”
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 a gun gain entry to the property?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel 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 nightclub 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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