According to KTSM, a shooting occurred at Central Bar located at 3315 Dyer St, El Paso, TX 79930.
A fight broke out just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Two men were stabbed during the fight, one was a bar employee, and the other was a patron. Another bar employee drove one victim to the nearby hospital as a fire department member took the other.
Both are in critical condition, but one has life-threatening injuries.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced crime victim attorney who represents bar shooting victims in civil lawsuits. Marc has recently shared some helpful information regarding the legal options available to bar shooting victims.
"Properly taking responsibility for the safety of their patrons and staff is crucial for all bar owners. Unfortunately, these businesses are often at a higher risk for violent crimes, such as stabbings. Property owners need to maintain a standard of security measures in order to reduce the risk of violent crimes. These preventative measures are necessary to make sure customers and patrons are safe. Sometimes, shootings and stabbings occur at bars due to inadequate security and negligence of the bar owner. In these cases, the bar owner may be held liable in a civil lawsuit."
"If patrons or staff are injured or killed in a bar stabbing, a full investigation must take place. It is critical to detail all of the crime's circumstances, including property security and whether the stabbing could have been prevented. In cases involving safety negligence, the victims and their families may have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit and could even be entitled to compensation. It is necessary to employ the aid of an experienced crime victim attorney to guide victims through their legal options."