The Register Citizen reported that a shooting occurred inside the Kalao Nightclub located at 320 N Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47404.
Police were called to the downtown Bloomington bar around 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022. They arrived to find three men with gunshot wounds in their pelvis or legs. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their condition has not been updated at this time.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson represents bar shooting victims. As an experienced gun crime injury lawyer, Jeff can assist victims and their families obtain the financial compensation they deserve. He recently explained when victims and their families would be able to sue after being shot in a nightclub.
"Bar and nightclub owners have a duty to make the safety of their staff and patrons a top priority. Unfortunately, alcohol usage in nightclubs might increase the likelihood of violence. To lessen the risks of preventable dangers, such as shootings, they must take appropriate preventative measures. Basic security plans may include security cameras, hiring skilled security bouncers, and maintaining a well-lit parking lot. If the venue owner fails to provide adequate security, they may be found negligent in a court of law."
"When nightclub patrons or employees are injured or killed in a shooting, authorities should investigate the incident. It's crucial to identify and charge the offender and evaluate whether the nightclub owner took adequate safety procedures to prevent violence. Too often, bar shootings could have been avoided if the bar owner had taken property safety more seriously. If there was a history of violence or criminal behavior at the nightclub or general location, the owner would be required to improve safety to reduce the likelihood of further violence. By conducting weapons searches and hiring more security personnel, the nightclub owner could minimize some dangers. Victims should contact an experienced gun crimes injury attorney to determine the best legal options following a nightclub shooting injury."