Could this tragic North Las Vegas parking lot shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim’s family?
Security measures are in question after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot “in a North Las Vegas strip mall parking lot” Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2018, per Las Vegas Sun reports.
Police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, gunfire erupted “in front of a grocery store and gas station” as several nearby schools were letting out. The young victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot and 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the young victim 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 parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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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