Police are investigating a shooting that left two people wounded outside of a club and live music venue in Deep Ellum early Monday morning. According to authorities, an argument began inside the Curtain Club in the 2800 block of Main Street and eventually moved outside into the parking lot. Two people were shot in the parking lot.
According to witnesses, a man got out of a car and fired several times at the two victims at around midnight, before returning to his vehicle and driving away.
One of the victims was brought to a nearby hospital in critical condition and the other drove himself to a hospital and listed in stable condition.
No suspects have yet been identified and this case is still under investigation.
Police investigated a shooting near the bar in July, roughly a block away from the Curtain Club. No arrests were made in that case.
Marc Lenahan helps the victims of bar and nightclub violence get the financial support they deserve. Here is his perspective on the legal rights of bar shooting victims and their families:
Patrons deserve to feel safe when patronizing bars and nightclubs. The owners of these establishments and all other property owners have a legal obligation to make sure their customers, employees, and guests are safe from the risk of foreseeable dangers - including violent crime. When a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident breaks out at a bar or nightclub, it's important to ask if ownership met this obligation.
Violent crime victims are settled with devastating setbacks, including high medical bills, time away from work, and serious injuries. The families of those killed by violent crime are forced to endure unimaginable debt. These victims deserve financial support for the variety of emotional and financial damages they've suffered. In cases where inadequate security or another form of bar owner negligence played a role in the shooting, these victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
If you or a loved one has recently become the victim of violent crime at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking with one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.