WBOY reported that Clarksburg Police responded to a call of multiple gunshot victims at the Good Times Bar early Sunday morning, located at 236 Milford St, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
Authorities believe the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument between the men involved. Three people were injured, and one person was unharmed. All three men are in their 30s or 40s, and one is in critical condition with a gunshot to the abdomen. The other two victims have gunshot wounds to their shoulder and foot and are both in stable condition. Two people were taken to United Hospital Center in Bridgeport; a third was transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
The investigation is still underway, and the identities of those involved have not yet been released. Clarksburg Police Chief Mark Kiddy urged anyone with information to contact the police department.
Attorney contributor Paul Bucci is an experienced gunshot victim attorney representing victims across West Virginia. Paul recently explained when a bar owner could be liable for bar shooting injuries.
"Violence in bars happens across the country. However, a duty of care must be upheld by the owners and staff of these establishments to keep their patrons and staff safe from preventable dangers, such as bar shootings. Unfortunately, bar shootings are not an uncommon occurrence, and when they do occur, the victims of these senseless acts of violence are often left with serious physical and emotional harm."
"It is important that clients are aware of their legal rights available to them in the event they are victims of a bar shooting. Victims of bar shootings may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to the shooting. Additionally, victims may be able to pursue legal action against the bar or its owner, if the bar or its owner failed to exercise a duty of care, such as failing to provide adequate security or failing to properly train staff on how to respond to a dangerous situation."
"In my experience, pursuing legal action against the negligent bar or its owner can be an effective way to seek justice and obtain compensation for the harm suffered. It is important for individuals who have been victims of bar shootings to know that there are legal rights available to them in this situation. I strongly encourage anyone who has been a victim of a bar shooting to contact a qualified attorney to discuss their legal options."