Police Find 2 With Possible Gunshot Wounds at Strip Club
A fight broke out at a strip club in Greensboro in the early hours of Friday morning, leaving two people with possible gunshot wounds.
Shortly before 2 a.m. on September 28, officers responded to reports of a fight at Skynn Gentleman’s Club on North Chimney Rock Road. After arriving at the scene, officers discovered one victim suffering from possible gunshot wounds. Shortly after finding the first victim, police found a second victim who was also suffering from a possible gunshot wound on the 3900 block of West Market Street. Both victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.
No further details regarding suspects or the identities of the victims have been released. An investigation into this incident is ongoing.
Can Strip Club Owners Be Sued For Shootings and Other Violence?
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps victims of preventable violent crime get the financial compensation they deserve from negligent property owners. We’ve asked him to add some general information on bar owner liability for violent incidents:
Premises liability laws are designed to keep our communities safe by requiring all property owners to make sure their premises are free of preventable dangers. When a property owner fails to meet this legal duty and a visitor gets injured as a result, the injured party may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner. These laws sometimes apply in cases of preventable shootings and stabbings at bars, nightclubs, and other businesses.
The owners of bars and nightclubs have a duty to provide adequate security in order to reduce the risk of violent crime. In some cases, the victims of bar violence may have a case for a lawsuit if the bar is found to have inadequate or negligent security. For example, the owner of a bar with a history of violence could possibly be considered negligent for failing to make efforts to improve security, such as hiring security guards and installing cameras.
The victims of preventable violent crime deserve financial compensation for the damages they’ve suffered due to the negligence of a property owner. If you or a loved one has recently become the victim of violent crime at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim lawyer.
Location of Skynn Gentleman’s Club in Greensboro