Atlanta Police Looking For Suspect in Hookah Hideaway Shooting
Police are still looking for a suspect in a shooting that left one man wounded at a hookah bar called The Hookah Hideaway early Monday morning. The shooting took place at around 2:30 a.m. after two men inside of the bar got into an argument. A suspect shot the victim in the back and fled the scene. Police are still looking for the shooter.
Medics brought the victim to Grady Memorial Hospital and he is expected to survive.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Are Business Owners Liable For Shootings?
We’ve asked attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney to add some of his thoughts on premises liability for shootings and stabbings at businesses:
Violent crime can destroy entire families. The victims of shootings and stabbings are often left with permanent disabilities from their injuries if they’re fortunate enough to even survive the crime. The families of those killed in violent incidents are often forced to endure unimaginable emotional and financial difficulties.
When a violent incident happens on a business property, it’s important to ask if the property was adequately safeguarded from the risk of violent crime. In some cases, a shooting or stabbing may have been preventable if it weren’t for property owner negligence, such as inadequate security. For example, a bar with a known history of violence could require guests to be searched for weapons in order to reduce the risk of violent crime.
If your family is grieving after you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bar shooting or stabbing, you should know that both the criminal justice and civil court systems can help you. While the criminal justice system will handle the prosecution of the perpetrator, filing a lawsuit in civil court can help your family recover damages related to the crime, such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more about your family’s legal options, we advise speaking with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
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