ABC Action News has reported that a tow truck driver was shot in the parking lot at International Recovery Systems located at 805 W 2nd St, Chester, PA 19013.
The shooting occurred around midnight on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Surveillance video showed the 38-year-old victim near his tow truck in the parking lot of the automotive repossession company. He was waiting for another job when he was approached and shot by a man who drove up in an orange car. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his stomach, chest, and head despite trying to drive away. He was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is an experienced violent crime attorney who helps victims and their families get workplace shooting compensation. Brian recently discussed when victims can file a lawsuit if shot at their work.
"One of the most important obligations for business owners is property security. Employees should be able to come to work in an environment that is sufficiently safe from preventable threats such as shootings. Too often, shootings occur as a result of the business owner's failure to provide reasonable security to the property. Security cameras, well-lit parking lots, and patrolling security personnel are all examples of safety procedures that can help reduce the risk of dangers at the workplace."
"Victims and the family members of workplace shooting victims should consult with an experienced violent crime attorney to see if they have grounds to file a civil action. If there were any known threats to the workplace or increased crime in the area, the business owner could be held liable for increasing its security measures. If their legal representative can prove the crime was foreseeable and that the business owner neglected the security of the property, they may be eligible for compensation."