Could the senseless shooting of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
A 19-year-old man was shot and injured outside the “West Lane Shopping Center, near the intersection of Michigan and 71st St.” October 24, 2018, according to FOX 59.
Indianapolis police told CBS 4, “[t]hey believe a disturbance in the parking lot led to the shooting.” The young victim was transported to the hospital “in critical condition.”
Our Legal Take
Shopping center 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons 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 shopping center parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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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