According to Yahoo! News, a shooting occurred outside of Cazadores Cantina located at 3530 Durazno Ave, El Paso, TX 79905.
The shootings took place on Friday, October 15, 2021, at around 12:20 a.m. What began as an argument between two men exiting the bar ended in one being shot. 28-year-old Alfredo Morales pulled a gun on the man he was arguing with and shot him in the chest. At this time, 39-year-old Daniel Torres pulled out his gun and shot Morales multiple times before fleeing the scene.
Morales died from his many gunshot wounds, and the first victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition has not been released.
U.S. Marshals apprehended Morales on November 5, 2021. He is being charged with murder.
According to El Paso Times, the TABC and local law enforcement are investigating if the bar's policies contributed to the shooting. They temporarily suspended the bar's liquor permit during this time.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is a gun victim attorney who has represented bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits for years. Marc recently explained some of the requirements for bar shooting victims and their families to file a lawsuit.
"Bar owners are legally responsible for ensuring their patrons and employees are safe against preventable violent crime. Fights, shootings, and stabbings often occur at bars and nightclubs, so preventative measures should be in place to reduce the risk of these incidents. Security cameras, sufficient lighting, and trained bouncers are all good preventative measures."
However, when a shooting occurs at a bar injuring, or worse, killing patrons, there should be an investigation into the suspect as well as the bar's security. In some cases, a bar shooting may have occurred due to inadequate security or negligence by the bar owner. In fact, a bar owner could be considered negligent for failing to improve security if it had a history of violence. A civil lawsuit can bring monetary compensation to the victims and their families when a bar owner is deemed negligent. Victims and their families can learn more about the legal options available to them by consulting with an experienced gun victim attorney."