WTOP News has reported that a shooting occurred at the Food Star Supermarket located at 5521 Leesburg Pike, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041.
Just before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021, a man was shot inside the grocery store. Police were called by the shooter, who claims he shot the other man in self-defense. The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan provides legal aid to shooting victims and their families in private civil court cases. During an interview, Kevin shared his insight regarding the legal options that may be available to victims of gunshot wounds, including filing a civil lawsuit against a grocery store.
"Grocery stores, like other business owners, have a legal duty to ensure their guests and staff are safe within their premise. Property owners should implement adequate security measures according to premises liability laws. These might include well-lit parking lots, surveillance cameras, or on-site officers in order to ensure guests are safe."
"If a property owner fails to offer sufficient security, a civil litigation attorney must prove the owner acted negligently. A reasonably foreseeable crime can occur when the property owner failed to provide adequate protection despite knowing criminal activity was increasing in the area. Victims and their families should employ the aid of an experienced violent crime attorney to guide them through the legal process."