Could the shooting at a Charlotte strip mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and the other injured victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A teenage boy and one other person were injured in a shooting at a Charlotte, NC strip mall Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2020.
As reported by MyFox8.com, “[t]he deadly shooting occurred outside of an arcade Tuesday, June 30 at a strip mall located in the 3100 block of Beatties Ford Road.”
WBTV.com is reporting, “an altercation took place at an arcade when the two people were shot. When officers arrived, they found the boy with an apparent gunshot wound outside the arcade on Beatties Ford Road.”
According to the report, “the 14-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. He was identified as 14-year-old Terreon Izavier Geter. The second victim was taken via private car and stopped at West Trade Street where MEDIC picked the victim up and took them to Atrium hospital.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Strip mall patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
- What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Terreon Izavier Geter may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Terreon Izavier Geter and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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