Homicide detectives in Fort Worth are investigating a strip club shooting that left one person dead and three others wounded outside of Corsets Cabaret early Thursday morning. Police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot outside of the strip club at around 1:30 a.m. on August 30. Upon arrival, officers found the body of 31-year-old Henry Lee, who had been killed in the altercation.
A surviving male victim was brought to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Another male victim was driven to a hospital by a private vehicle and a woman was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation into this shooting is ongoing and no further information has been released.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan would like to discuss property owner liability for shootings and stabbings in nightlife destinations:
Keeping your premises secure is a key responsibility of owning a business. When customers visit a bar, nightclub, strip club, or other nightlife destination, there is an expectation that they will be safe from preventable dangers, including foreseeable crime. While some incidents of violent crime may not be preventable, others only occur because of negligence on the part of a property owner, such as inadequate security at a bar with a history of violence.
When negligence plays a clear role in enabling or failing to prevent a violent crime, those who were injured during the violent incident may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
Determining if a property owner is liable for a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident is a complicated process. If you or someone you love recently got injured or killed during a violent crime, you can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer.