Police in DeLand are investigating a shooting outside of the Label Bar and Lounge which left three people injured early Sunday morning. At around 3 a.m. on the morning of December 9th, officers responded to reports of a shooting at the bar located at the intersection of Adelle and Beresford Avenues.
Three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. The victims have been identified as 18-year-old Mikell Bailey, 19-year-old Talyric Ramsey, and a third 16-year-old male victim who has not been named. All three were brought to Florida Hospital DeLand for treatment.
Police discovered casings from two different handguns at the scene.
An investigation into this shooting is ongoing.
Attorney Michael Haggard helps the victims of preventable violent crime find justice in civil court. Here is his perspective on how the civil court system can help victims of bar and nightclub shootings:
Like all other property owners, bar owners have a legal duty to keep their customers, employees, and other visitors safe from reasonably foreseeable dangers, including violent crime. While not all violent crime is foreseeable, some incidents occur only because of negligence on the part of the bar owner - such as inadequate security precautions. When this is the case, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
For example, the owner of a bar with a history of violent incidents could possibly be held liable for a shooting if he or she failed to make efforts to improve security, such as hiring security guards and requiring customers to be searched for weapons before entering.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a shooting at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family's legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.