3 People Wounded in Shooting at The Assembly Hall in Atmore, Alabama
An arrest has been made in connection with the triple shooting that left three people wounded at The Assembly Hall in Atmore on Sunday, November 11. On Tuesday, November 13, officers with the Atmore Police Department arrested Anji Lynn Baker and charged him with three counts of attempted murder.
The shootings took place at around 12:25 a.m. at the venue on Carver Avenue, which was formerly known as Club Chick-A-Dee. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found groups of people fighting inside and outside of the venue. After entering the building, they found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside.
Two of the victims were flown to University Hospital in Mobile for treatment. As of Tuesday, one was in critical condition and another in serious condition. The third victim was treated at Atmore Community Hospital and has been released.
Are Club Owners Liable For Shootings On Their Property?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents the victims of preventable violent crimes in civil court. Here are a few of his thoughts on club owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:
Business owners have a responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from foreseeable dangers, including violent crime. While not all violent crime is foreseeable, some incidents may be considered preventable if the business owner failed to provide adequate security for reducing the risk of violent crime. In these types of cases, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the business owner.
For example, a business owner may be considered negligent if they were aware of a risk of violent crime at their business but failed to take preventative measures against it, such as hiring security guards and requiring weapon searches of customers upon entry.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed during a shooting or stabbing at a bar, nightclub, or another business, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.