Greensboro Police Department Investigating Fatal Sports Bar Shooting
Police in Greensboro are investigating a shooting at the Lucky 7’s Sports Bar that left one man dead and another injured early Saturday morning.
Officers with the Greensboro Police Department were called to the bar on West Gate City Boulevard at around 12:23 a.m. for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers were told that two gunshot victims had already been taken to a local hospital.
22-year-old Jaylan Irvin Lassiter died from his injuries at the hospital, while the second victim was treated and released.
Police are still without information about a suspect. They’ve encouraged anyone with information about this shooting to reach out the Greensboro Police Department or call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.
When Are Bar Owners Liable For Violence?
Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents the victims of foreseeable violent crimes. We’ve asked him to add some general information on bar owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:
Bar owners and all other types of property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe from foreseeable dangers. When one of these foreseeable dangers goes unattended and someone gets injured, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit under a legal concept known as premises liability.
For bar shootings and stabbings, it’s important to determine if the bar owner was negligent in a way that enabled the crime to occur. For example, a bar owner may be considered negligent if they were aware of a heightened risk of violent crime in or around the bar, but failed to take safety measures to reduce this risk. These safety measures could include hiring security guards and conducting weapons searches, for example.
Crime victims and their families suffer from a variety of emotional and financial setbacks, but the legal system can help. While the criminal justice system will handle the prosecution of the perpetrators, filing a civil lawsuit can help provide victims and their families with the financial support they need. To learn more about your legal options as the victim of violent crime, speak with an experienced crime victim lawyer today.
Location of Lucky 7’s Sports Bar