WRIC has reported that victims were injured during a shooting at Cancun Margarita Bar & Grill located at 3102 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.
Police responded to a shooting on March 5, 2022, at around 12:00 a.m. They arrived to find one man who was shot in the hip and another man who had suffered major head injuries. Apparently, a fight that began inside the bar spilled out into the parking lot, where a gun was fired, injuring the victims. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment but have since been released.
After an investigation, police arrested 22-year-old Adriana G. Hernandez on March 31, 2022. Hernandez is being charged with two counts of malicious wounding, malicious wounding by a mob, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan is an experienced gun crime injury lawyer in Virginia. He recently explained when victims could sue for being shot outside of a bar during an interview.
"Bar owners have a heavy obligation to ensure the safety of their property for their patrons and staff. This legal obligation helps to safeguard their guests against preventable violent crimes, such as shootings. Shootings and stabbings are too common in bars due to the consumption of alcohol. Owners may be deemed negligent if they fail to implement basic safety measures such as adequate lighting, video surveillance cameras, and trained security bouncers."
"In the event of a bar shooting, it's crucial to investigate the establishment's security protocols and determine whether the owner could have prevented the crime. Inadequate security or other negligence are often to blame for bar shootings. If the bar had previous instances of violence yet the owner did not increase its security by adding measures such as coat checks or metal detectors; the crime could be considered foreseeable. Victims should consult an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer about their potential case as they may be entitled to compensation."