Cleveland Police Investigating Shooting Outside of The Drink
Investigators with the Cleveland Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that left one man dead and another injured outside a bar on the east side of the city early Friday morning, October 5.
Officers were called to The Drink on East 131st Street at around 2:15 a.m. on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found nearly two dozen shell cases in the street and sidewalk outside of the bar. They also discovered a trail of blood stretching an entire block.
Officers discovered a 25-year-old man shot in the chest, who was taken to the hospital and died there. A second victim was also taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand.
The investigation is currently ongoing.
Bar Owner Liability For Shootings and Stabbings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of preventable violent crime hold negligent property owners accountable in civil courts. We’ve asked him for some insight into bar owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violent crime:
Property owners all have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures that protect their guests, residents, customers, and employees from the risk of violent crime. Some examples of such measures could include security guards and metal detectors which could prevent bar customers from bringing weapons onto the property. When property owner negligence directly results in a shooting, stabbing, or other violent crime, those who were injured may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner. Additionally, the families of those killed by violent crime may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Assessing property owner liability for a violent crime is a complicated process. If you or someone you love has recently been wounded or killed in a shooting or stabbing at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.