Police Investigate Shooting at Club Swagg
Deputies in Greenville County were called to a nightclub on reports of a shooting threat in the early hours of Saturday, July 7. At approximately 1 a.m., deputies went to Club Swagg on Whitehorse Road to investigate a report that someone had “threatened to shoot up the club.” After arriving at the scene, deputies say that a group of people was dispersing in the parking lot. They said that they then discovered shell casings outside of the nightclub.
Shortly after arriving, deputies received information that a man had checked into Greenville Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound. The male victim had reportedly been shot at Club Swagg.
The victim is expected to survive the gunshot wound. Deputies have continued to investigate the accident, but no information regarding suspects has been released.
When Can Club Owners Be Held Liable For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents violent crime victims in civil court. He has offered to add some thoughts on business owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:
In the interest of public safety, all property owners have a legal duty to make sure their premises are free of foreseeable dangers which could end up injuring their customers, guests, residents, and others in the community. Protecting against the risk of foreseeable violent crime is part of this legal duty.
In the aftermath of a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident at a bar or nightclub, it’s important to ask questions. Along with determining who was responsible for the crime, we should also consider the safety standards at the establishment where the crime took place. In some cases, these shootings may have been prevented if it weren’t for negligent security.
If you or someone you love has been wounded or killed in a violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim lawyer.