2 Women Wounded, 1 Critically, in Shooting at Sunrise Bar
Two women were wounded in a shooting after a shooting outside of a bar in the Linden section of Columbus. According to the Columbus Division of Police, officers responded to reports of a shooting outside of the Sunrise Bar on the 900 block of East Hudson Street shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered two women with gunshot wounds to their necks.
31-year-old Temiko Washington told officers that she had just exited her vehicle outside of the bar when gunshots were fired. A bullet struck her in the neck and she was transported to Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is expected to recover from her injuries.
30-year-old Shanita Peterson was sitting in a chair in the bar’s parking lot when the shooting occurred. She also was struck in the neck by a bullet. Peterson was transported to Grant Medical Center and was listed in extremely critical condition.
Previous Shooting at Sunrise Bar
In May 2012, there was another shooting at the Sunrise bar. A man, whose identity was not released, was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot inside of the bar.
When Are Bar Owners Liable For Violence On Their Property?
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents the victims of preventable bar shootings, stabbings, and other violent crimes in civil court. We’ve asked him for some general information on bar owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents on their premises:
The safety of customers and employees needs to be prioritized by every business owner. Owning a business is a big responsibility, and part of this responsibility is making sure that the property is free of foreseeable dangers. In fact, all property owners have a legal obligation to guard against such dangers. This includes safeguarding against the risk of preventable violent crime.
While not all bar shootings and stabbings are foreseeable, some are the result of negligence on the part of the bar owner. For example, the owner of a bar with a history of violent incidents may be considered negligent for failing to take security precautions, such as hiring security guards and requiring weapons searches before entry to the bar.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed during a violent incident at a bar, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim attorney.