According to NBC DFW, a shooting occurred at the Dallas Pryme nightclub in the 10300 block of Technology Boulevard.
The police were called to address an active shooter at about 1:30 am. Inside the club, a 21-year-old woman was killed, while seven other people were wounded.
The suspected shooter, wearing a hat and a jacket with writing on the back, got into an argument with two other individuals. Victims were taken to local hospitals, where Daisy Navarrette died.
The shooter has not been apprehended, and the motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting have not been identified.
Attorney contributor, Marc Lenahan, who has experience with violent crimes, represents victims involved in shootings. In an interview below, Marc shares on the rights of victims harmed inside a club.
“Clubs and establishments of that nature are in charge of protecting many individuals in a hectic environment. Their safety should be of most importance to owners, and the measures being taken must reflect that. Trained security guards, cameras in all areas, and responsible employees must be in place in order to maintain secure surroundings. If the club does not value the protection of its customers, owners can be seen as liable for the crimes that happen on the premises.”
“The third party (e.g., a club owner) can often be seen as negligent when shootings occur on their property as the question can be posed, ‘Who is at fault?’ When a violent crime can be predicted, the person or persons who own the property is deemed negligent. For example, as crime is on the rise in areas surrounding a specific club, the owner should take precautions and increase security measures. If this does not occur and matters are ignored, the families of victims and the victims themselves may have grounds to move forward with a civil lawsuit. A victim my be able to bring a lawsuit and other options can be explored with the assistance of an experienced violent crimes attorney.”