Attorney Commentary: Read the second section of this article for legal commentary on the rights of bar shooting victims from gun crimes injury lawyer Dan Lipman.
A man was shot after a fight at Scooters Sports Bar & Grill spilled out into the parking lot on Saturday, June 6.
A man was hospitalized after the shooting at 12:30 a.m. last Saturday. He is expected to survive.
Aurora police officers responded to reports of shots fired inside Scooters Sports Bar and Grill on East Alameda Avenue. Upon arrival, responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.
A preliminary investigation found that there was an altercation inside the bar involving multiple people. A man then pulled out a gun and shot another man.
This investigation remains ongoing. A suspect has not been arrested at this time.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman represents bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits as a crime victim attorney. Dan has some information to share on the legal rights of these victims and families:
Security should be a top priority for all bar owners, as it's crucial to make sure customers are safe from preventable violent crime. But unfortunately, shootings and stabbings still happen at bars and nightclubs regularly.
When people are injured or killed in a bar shooting, both the suspect and the bar should be investigated. It's important to examine the security standards at the bar and determine if the shooting could have been prevented. Some bar shootings only happen because of inadequate security or another type of negligence.
In cases of negligence, bar shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
You can learn more about your legal rights as a bar shooting victim by calling our crime victim lawyers for a free consultation.