CBS Baltimore claims on Thursday July 4th around 10:00 a.m. a 19-year-old man was shot in the parking lot of the Giant on 601 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218. Witnesses say the victim was parked outside Giant waiting for his family to finish their shopping. He was asked to move his car and refused. Then the unidentified suspect shot the teen in his forearm.
The victim rushed into the supermarket seeking help. He was taken to the hospital and suffered from a non-life-threatening injury.
Authorities ask anyone with any information about the incident to call detectives at this number, (410) 396-2455.
Attorney contributor Aaron Blank represents victims in store shooting civil lawsuits. Here is more information on the different legal options for victims and their families.
First Mr. Blank explained how every store owner must provide adequate security, “All commercial property owners have a legal requirement of keeping their patrons and employees safe from the threat of preventable crime. In order to do so, owners of places like restaurants must provide adequate security on their properties. Examples of adequate security include hiring security guards, installing metal detectors, establishing well-lit parking lots, and much more.”
He continued: “If a store owner does fail to provide adequate security and an incident such as shooting occurs due to their negligence, then the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit. Additionally, a victim’s lawyer must prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if that store had a prior history of violent crime and no security improvements were made, then the shooting may be considered reasonably foreseeable. Each case is unique, but in general, if a reasonably foreseeable shooting occurs at a store due to negligent security, then the victims may have a lawsuit against the property owner.”