Could this tragic Oakland gas station shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Davis’ family?
23-year-old Elijah Davis was shot and killed “at…[a] Gas and Food station in the 6200 block of Seminary Avenue” Monday night, October 29, 2018, according to The Mercury News. A second victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the same attack.
Police told the East Bay Times, “the two men, who were friends, were at the station standing outside their car when at least one gunman began shooting at them from a nearby street.”
Our Legal Take
Gas station 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and security patrols 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 gas station owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Elijah Davis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the survivor of this shooting may pursue legal claims for his 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 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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