The Mercury News has reported that a shooting occurred at the Deltafair Shopping Center located at 2958 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, CA 94509.
Police were called to the plaza just after 2:15 p.m. The report claimed that gunshots were heard, and a person was struck by the gunfire. When they arrived, they found a victim, a 50-year-old man, suffering from a gunshot wound in front of the liquor store. He died at the scene despite their attempted life-saving measures.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson provides legal guidance to victims of violent shootings and their families. As an experienced shooting victim lawyer, he helps families of victims fatally shot get the gunshot settlement they deserve. During a recent interview, Bobby went over the legal options available to victims shot on commercial property.
"Commercial property, including liquor store owners, have a legal duty to keep their properties secure from preventable dangers, such as shootings and stabbings. When a shooting happens, leaving victims injured or killed, an investigation should be conducted. While this usually is centered around the perpetrator, it should also include the property owner's security measures. Adequate security measures would consist of security cameras and well-lit parking lots, but there are many more. These security measures are to reduce the risk of preventable crimes, helping to keep the customers and staff reasonably safe."
"When a business owner fails to implement a safety plan, they can be deemed negligent and held accountable for foreseeable crimes on their property. When violent crimes occur due to inadequate security or other forms of negligence on behalf of the property owner, victim or their families may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Additionally, if negligence is a key factor, they may be entitled to a settlement when they file a lawsuit against the commercial property owner. Victims of shootings or the families of those fatally shot can learn more about their legal options by discussing their potential case with an experienced shooting victim lawyer."