Last Updated: 7/13/2020
According to KTLA 5 News, officers were called to an apartment complex located at 414 North 2nd Street around 7:15 p.m. on January 24th, on reports of shots fired.
Upon arriving at the scene, police found a man and woman with gunshot wounds in an apartment. CPR was initiated but both victims were pronounced dead on-scene.
As additional officers responded to the complex, a man stopped a police car and explained to the office that he had shot two people in an apartment on the 400 block of North Second Street. Officers detained and arrested the man who was later identified as Sam Nhat Do, and bail was set at $2 million.
Authorities stated that the investigation is on-going and no further identifying information regarding the victims or the suspect have been released.
Attorney Bobby Thompson is a contributor to the Legal Herald who often represents victims of violent crimes in civil court cases. He has offered to share some information on filing a lawsuit for shooting victims.
“Property owners are legally obligated to provide safety measures for their residents. If a property owner fails to have adequate security features during the time of the incident, they can be found negligent in a court of law. This means they played a role in the crime by not providing appropriate security. A victim would need the help of an experienced gun crime lawyer to assist in finding proof of liability if filing a lawsuit is what they would want to do,” explained Mr. Thompson.