According to the LA Times, four people were wounded in a shooting at the Sahara Theater located at 1210 S State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805.
The shooting happened around 1:35 am on Saturday before the Anaheim police department arrived. At the time of the shooting, there were between 30 and 50 people inside.
Four people suffered gunshot wounds, ranging from minor to moderately severe. Two men and one woman were taken to hospitals nearby; one man refused help.
Shots were fired from a bright red Honda sedan. The motive for this attack is unknown. No further details were released.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson, an experienced criminal violence lawyer, represents victims of shootings and their families’ civil lawsuits. In an interview, we asked Bobby to provided commentary on the legal rights of victims shot at a club.
“Property owners have a legal obligation to protect the patrons on and around their property. Club owners must provide adequate security to ensure patron’s safety and prevent crime. Examples of security, but are not limited to, are well-lit atmospheres and security guards. If someone is injured on the property and the club owners failed to provide adequate security, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit.”
“If the crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable or the property owner was negligent, the club owner could be considered liable in a civil lawsuit. A crime may be deemed foreseeable if previous crimes occurred on or around the property, and no improvements to security were made. If a victim’s lawyer can prove that the crime was preventable and occurred solely due to inadequate security and negligence of the property owner, the club owner could be considered liable. In these cases, victims and their families may be eligible to receive compensation for damages.”