Dispute Leads to Stabbing and Shooting at The Dstrkt Night Club
According to Cleveland.com, on early Sunday morning two people were shot and two were stabbed in the parking lot of Dstrkt Hybrid Lounge located at 2222 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114. Due to the MLB All-Star Week, Dstrkt was granted a waiver by the city to remain open until 4 a.m. instead of 2:30 a.m. And at around 3:00 a.m. an altercation broke out and gunfire ensued in the parking lot. When the police arrived, they found a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his knee and another man with a gunshot wound in his foot. Both men were taken to MetroHealth hospital to treat their injures and soon after two other victims arrived at the hospital with stab wounds.
The club manager refused to give his name, but suggested that increased police patrol runs in the area may deter violence. A month before this incident a woman was shot when leaving Dstrkt, only six blocks from the club.
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Legal Recourse For Victims of Night Club Shootings and Stabbings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents victims of preventable violent crimes in lawsuits against property owners. Below Mr. Kent has offered to share some of his legal advice on the matter.
Commercial property owners are legally bound to protect all patrons and employees from foreseeable violent crime. This means that owners of places like bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and parking lots have a duty to ensure the safety of everyone that visits the premises. To do this, property owners must provide adequate security to prohibit violent crime from occurring, like shootings and stabbings. Consequently, if a violent crime happens on site and the owner did not offer adequate security (i.e. video surveillance or security guards), his or her negligent security measures may make them liable for the violent crime.
But of course the inadequate security protocol is not enough by itself to hold the property owner liable for the violent crime. In order to bring a valid lawsuit against a property owner, the victim of a violent crime must show that the crime was reasonably foreseeable as well. For example, if shootings or stabbings are prevalent in the area and the owner does nothing about it, he or she could be found liable on their negligence to provide adequate security and reasonably foresee the violent crime.
If you or someone close to you has been affected by bar shootings or stabbings, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney well versed in violent crime victims to discuss your legal options.
Location of The Dstrkt Lounge in Cleveland, OH
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