Could This Tragic Parking Lot Shooting Have Been Prevented?
26-year-old Miaquita Gray was reportedly shot and killed outside the Beer 4 U sports bar Saturday, February 4, 2017.
According to WTOP News, gunfire erupted “at Beer 4 U at 2177 Crain Highway at 1:25 a.m.”
Ms. Gray had apparently been at the sports bar to “support her cousin, who was promoting his new song,” ABC 7 reports. “Someone opened fire when the two went outside, the bullet hit [Ms. Gray] and grazed her cousin’s leg.” The news report indicates an assault was reported inside the club, shortly before the shooting.
“They don’t search you when you go in, it’s a younger crowd there,” a neighbor told ABC 7. Local residents are hoping the sports bar “will step up security in the wake of the deadly shooting.”
Did negligent security contribute to the death of Miaquita Gray? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Maryland, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Miaquita Gray may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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