According to ABC 7 NY, a shooting occurred at a convenience store located near the intersection of First Avenue near North 15th Street in Bloomfield, NJ 07003.
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, police were called to a shooting at the store. They arrived to find two injured and another victim deceased. At this time, there have been no arrests, and the investigation is still underway.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has represented many victims of violent shootings along with their families in civil lawsuits. During a recent interview, Brian explained when victims shot at convenience stores can file a lawsuit to recover compensation.
"Convenience store owners are required by law to provide a reasonable level of protection for both their customers and employees. Business owners should maintain enough security to safeguard their property in order to reduce the risk of violent crimes such as shootings. This can include ample lighting, security cameras, and enough personnel to keep an eye on the business. Otherwise, the victim and their family may have grounds to file a lawsuit based on the owner's security negligence."
"A shooting may be considered foreseeable if the location has a history of criminal activity. The property owner would be held accountable for making sufficient increases to its security to lessen the possibility of more violent incidents. Victims and their families are advised to speak with an experienced violent crime attorney as they may be entitled to monetary compensation."