Could the Shooting of an Orlando Teen Have Been Prevented?
A teenage boy was reportedly shot and injured outside the Pointe Vista apartment complex in Orlando Tuesday afternoon, April 25, 2017.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, the young victim was shot outside the “Pointe Vista Apartments,” shortly before 4:00 p.m. He was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
WFTV 9 reports, the complex has been “certified as part of the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Property Program.” However, one resident apparently told WFTV the designation “wasn’t enough to make him feel safe” given the “amount of violent crime in the area.”
Police are apparently still searching for a suspect.
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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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the young victim and his family may seek justice and elect to 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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