Man Critically Wounded In Shooting At Flint Strip Club
A 30-year-old man was left in critical condition following an early morning shooting at a Flint strip club on August 17. Police were called to The Odyssey Sports & Fantasy Bar in the early hours of Friday, August 17 on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers were told that a 30-year-old man had been shot and was brought to Hurley Medical Center in a personal vehicle. Soon after officers arrived, that vehicle was involved in an accident. An ambulance responded to the accident scene and brought the man to Hurley Medical Center. He is currently listed in critical condition.
A second person in that vehicle was also brought to the hospital. No further details have been released regarding the shooting or potential suspects.
Are Nightclub Owners Liable For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has offered some information on the legal options for violent crime victims:
It’s important for all business owners to make sure their premises are safe from preventable dangers that could end up hurting their customers. This is especially true in nightlife businesses like bars, nightclubs, and strip clubs. In these atmospheres, it’s easy for high levels of alcohol consumption to lead to violent incidents. Additionally, the owners of these types of businesses need to protect against violent incidents like shootings and stabbings.
While not all shootings and stabbings are preventable, some of them only occur because of negligence on the part of a property or business owner. In cases where a property owner was aware that there was a high risk of violent crime on their property, there is a legal obligation to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of crime. Examples might include security guards and requiring guests to be patted down for weapons before entering the business.
Property owners who fail to take steps to prevent violence could be held liable if a violent crime occurs and the victim decides to file a lawsuit. Premises liability cases are complex, so making this determination will require guidance from an experienced crime victim lawyer.
Location of Odyssey Sports & Fantasy Bar