According to CBS 12, there was a shooting at G Spot 2 Night Club (a.k.a. Mix Sports Bar), located at 2275 N 25th St, Fort Pierce, FL 34946.
The shooting occurred in the early hours of May 10th. Police heard multiple gunshots coming from the parking lot area when responding to a report of high tensions within a crowd.
25-year-old Gentrus Thomas was found to be injured with a gunshot wound. He later died at a local hospital.
Suspect information has not yet been released. Motive is still to be determined.
Attorney contributor, Michael Haggard, an experienced violent crimes attorney, has represented the victims of shootings countless times. Below, Michael explains his insights on the legal options of victims shot at a club:
"There is a legal obligation that club owners must acknowledge in order to protect patrons on and around their property and devise beneficial strategies to do so. The safety of patrons is dependent on owners as they must implement security measures like cameras, guards, and attentive staff members to assure protection. Management and property owners can be considered liable for crimes that occur if an owner fails to provide adequate safety measures."
“In particular cases, when violent crimes occur, they can be the result of negligence on behalf of a third party (e.g., a property owner). If a crime is deemed foreseeable, a club owner may be considered negligent. Foreseeable crimes can occur when crime rates increase in a specific area, and a club or bar does nothing to improve their preventative security tactics. When foreseeable crimes do indeed happen and the owner is seen as negligent, the families of victims can have grounds for a civil lawsuit. Victims involved in such crimes should educate themselves on their legal rights through the usage of an experienced violent crime attorney.”