According to The Daily Progress, one victim was shot in the bathroom at Boylan Heights restaurant located at 102 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
On Saturday, September 4, 2021, at approximately 12:21 a.m. the Charlottesville police and University of Virginia police were both called to a shooting inside the restaurant. One victim was suffering from a gunshot wound they received while in the restaurant's bathroom. The victim was taken to the UVA Univerity Hospital for treatment of their serious by non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect has been detained after turning themselves into the Charlottesville Police Department, along with the weapon used in the shooting. The suspect, who has not been identified, is facing charges of willfully discharging a firearm with bodily harm along with recklessly handling a firearm.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan is a violent crimes lawyer with years of experience representing victims of violent crimes, such as shootings, in civil lawsuits. Kevin has kindly provided his insight regarding the rights of a victim shot at a restaurant.
"Restaurant owners have a legal duty to uphold the safety of their customers and staff. In order to ensure the safety of their customers, restaurant owners should provide a sufficient level of security measures as a preventative. Examples of ample protection could include security cameras and extensive lighting throughout the property. However, if the owner does not implement adequate security measures, they can be deemed negligent in a civil lawsuit."
"Victims and their families are advised to acquire the services of a violent crimes attorney. A victim could have a solid case if their attorney can prove the crime was reasonably foreseeable. A crime is considered reasonably foreseeable if the property owner did not implement adequate security following an uptick in crime rates in the area. In cases of neglect, the victim and their family may have reason to pursue a civil lawsuit which could result in recovering financial compensation."