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Chelsea, NY - Shooting Outside Tao Downtown Leaves One Dead

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Published: June 15, 2021
By: Janean Cuffee
Last Updated on June 15, 2021

Tao Downtown Shooting Leaves One Dead

According to ABC7, there was a shooting at Tao Downtown located at 92 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011.

Police arrived at the scene after midnight and found one 25-year-old man killed outside of the Dream Hotel. Reports say the victim just left Tao Downtown next door and was involved in a dispute outside of the club leading to the shooting.

The victim was shot in the torso before being rushed to Lenox Hill HealthPlex for treatment, where he later died, reported ABC 7.

The suspected assailant is Robert Johnson, 26-years-old, and faces charges of assault, murder, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Legal Options of Victims Wounded in Shooting Outside a Club

Attorney contributor Laurence Banville, an experienced violent crime attorney, has represented numerous victims of shootings. Below, Laurence provides his thoughts on the legal options of victims and their families who were shot outside a club:

"A club owner has a legal obligation to ensure the safety of patrons on and around their property. These owners must implement strategies to ensure patrons' safety, such as cameras, guards, and more. Property owners may be deemed liable if crimes occur on their property and they failed to provide adequate security measures."

“When violent crimes occur, they are often the result of negligence on behalf of a third party, such as a property owner. When a crime occurs, a victims' family should question if the establishment did everything possible to prevent the crime. If a crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable, a club owner might be considered negligent. When foreseeable crimes occur, and the property owner may be seen as negligent, victims' families should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the club and receive monetary compensation for damages.”



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Editor: Janean is an NYU Applied Psychology major with a double minor in history and sociology. As a NY native, she focuses on highlighting important legal news regarding violence, assaults, and social justice cases. Contact Janean: This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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