2 Injured, Potential Suspect Identified Following Simon’s Bar and Grill Shooting
A man was shot in the foot and a woman was grazed by a bullet in a shooting at Simon’s Bar and Grill in the early hours of Tuesday, November 27. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened shortly after midnight at the bar on Clemson Boulevard. Deputies received a call for shots fired at the bar at 12:27 a.m.
After arriving at the bar, deputies found two people injured. Deputies said that a man was brought to AnMed Hospital for treatment after being shot in the foot. The woman was grazed in her lower leg but was not hospitalized. Neither person’s injuries are considered life-threatening.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies have a “potential suspect” in the shooting, but no specific details about the suspect’s name or charges are available at this time.
Are Bar Owners Liable For Shootings and Stabbings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents violent crime victims and their families in civil court, helping them find justice and financial compensation. We’ve asked him for some insight into bar owner liability for shootings and stabbings:
Owning a bar, nightclub, or any other business is a major responsibility. As part of this responsibility, the owners of these establishments are legally obligated to make sure their properties are safe from preventable hazards and that their customers and employees are not at an unreasonable risk of suffering injuries, illness, or death. This includes protecting against the risk of reasonably foreseeable crime.
When a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident breaks out at a bar or nightclub, there are many concerns to address. Along with getting the victims the assistance they need and prosecuting the perpetrator, we must also determine if the bar’s owners are partially responsible for failing to prevent the crime due to negligence. For example, a lack of security precautions (such as guards or weapons searches) could potentially be considered negligence. When negligence is found to have been a factor in a bar shooting or stabbing, the victims and their families may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed during a violent incident at a bar or nightclub, we understand the difficulties your family is facing. You can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with an experienced crime victim attorney.