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Chicago, Illinois - 4 People Injured in Shooting at Parkway Gardens Apartment Complex

Parkway Gardens Homes in Chicago, Illinois.
Published: June 23, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

Pregnant Woman and Three Others Injured In Apartment Shooting

Chicago Sun Times reports that on Friday at around 3 a.m. four people were shot at the Parkway Gardens Homes apartment complex located on the 6300 block of South King Drive in Chicago, Illinois. The gunman entered the building through the back alley stairs and began shooting into an apartment.

A woman, 7 months pregnant, was shot in her leg, arm, and upper body. She was hospitalized in critical condition. The second woman was shot in her leg but is in stable condition. A male victim was shot in the foot and was found outside of the apartment building. The other male victim was found in a hallway and had been shot in the arm. Both men were hospitalized but are in stable condition.

Investigators are still searching for a suspect and the motive of the shooting.

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Legal Recourse for Apartment Shooting Victims and Their Families

Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents victims of violent crime in civil lawsuits and shootings at an apartment complex.

“All patrons and employees deserve to feel safe whether they are in their apartment building, a bar, a nightclub, or a restaurant. It is the legal duty of all commercial property owners to maintain a safe environment in order to prevent criminal violence, such as shootings and stabbings. Maintaining a safe property includes providing adequate security”, Mr. Kent explained.

He continued: “Generally speaking, in cases of security negligence, victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner. An apartment building owner may be held partially liable for a shooting if their property had a large history of criminal violence, but they did not provide adequate security. Additionally, the victim’s lawyer must prove that the shooting was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, a shooting may be deemed reasonably foreseeable if the property had a history of violent crime or was located in an area with high violent crime. Essentially, a property owner may be held liable for a shooting if it only occurred due to their negligent security and if it was considered reasonably foreseeable.”

Sources:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2019/6/22/18713395/chicago-shootings-friday-16

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