According to Fox News, one person is dead, and another is in critical condition at the hospital after shots were fired outside of the Coors Field located at 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205.
Police were called to the stadium just 45 minutes after the Miami Marlins lost to the Colorado Rockies at the Coors Field in Denver. Most fans were gone from the area, but many employees and media remained when gunshots were heard around 10:30 p.m. Police arrived to find two people injured with gunshots wounds just outside of Gate A.
Both were transported to the hospital in critical condition. One of the wounded died at the hospital due to the injuries, while the other remains in serious condition. Police have not arrested anyone at this time, and the investigation is still underway. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Denver Police Department.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman has a wide variety of experience working with victims and their families in civil lawsuits involving violent crimes. In an interview, Dan has shared essential concepts regarding the legal rights of victims shot outside of a stadium:
"Owners of commercial property, such as a stadium, must put the protection of their patrons first and the product of their entertainment second. Security measures should be used to ensure the well-being of their customers, and these can include guards and security cameras. If the security measures are lacking, the property is at risk for criminal activity, and anyone visiting the business can hold those in charge as liable in a civil lawsuit if, in fact, one takes place."
"The liability of a commercial property owner depends on whether a lawyer can prove negligence. If crime rates increase in a particular area, owners should increase their ways to protect their guests, and if they do not and a crime occurs, it is considered foreseeable. Victims, at this point, may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against an owner due to negligence. It is advisable to seek out a reputable violent crimes attorney when exploring legal options. Victims can potentially receive compensation for damages if the property owner is seen at fault."