Cleveland Police Searching For Suspect in Shooting at Club X
Police in Cleveland are still looking to arrest a suspect or suspects in a shooting that left one woman dead and seven other people wounded at Club X on the city’s east side early Saturday morning. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the club, located at 3232 Lakeside Avenue, at around 1 a.m. They found a 31-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her head in the back of the bar and rushed the woman to MetroHealth. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Officers also found two men on the floor behind the bar. According to a preliminary investigation, the bar was hosting an event for local rap artists and a fight broke out between some of the people in attendance. During the fight, shots were fired. The fight eventually spilled out into the sidewalk outside of the club. In total, eight people were shot during the incident.
Police believe there is likely more than one suspect. No arrests have been made.
Are Bar Owners Liable For Failing To Prevent Violence?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has offered to share some insight into bar owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violent incidents:
When customers enter a bar or nightclub, there is an expectation that they will be safe from foreseeable hazards, including preventable violent crime. While not all violent crime is preventable, some violent incidents may have been stopped by better security measures on the scene. Bar owners have a legal obligation to take adequate measures to minimize the risk of violence on their properties. In cases where negligent security is partially to blame for a shooting or other violent incident, the victims and their families could have grounds to file a lawsuit against the bar owner.
If you or a loved one was wounded or killed in a violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you may be curious about how you can find justice and get the financial support you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about your legal options, we advise discussing your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
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Club X on Lakeside Avenue in East Cleveland