Triple Shooting at MyHookah Lounge Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Wounded
Three people were shot outside of MyHookah Lounge in Hamtramck in the early hours of December 23. The triple shooting happened at around 2 a.m. outside of the hookah lounge on the 11400 block of Joseph Campau Ave.
No specific details about the victims have been released, including ages and genders. One of the victims died from their injuries and the two others were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.
This case is currently under investigation by the Hamtramck Police Department. Anyone with information concerning this case has been asked to contact the department at 313-800-5280.
Are Business Owners Liable For Shootings on Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney is a former criminal prosecutor who now directly represents crime victims in civil lawsuits. Here are some of Brian’s thoughts concerning business owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:
Business owners and all other property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe from preventable dangers, including foreseeable violent crime. When a shooting or stabbing occurs at a place of business and customers and/or employees are injured, it’s important to determine if the property owner met this legal obligation.
In some bar shooting cases, the incident only occurs because of property owner negligence. This might be the case if, for example, the bar had a history of violent incidents but no preventative measures were taken to reduce the likelihood of additional violence – such as hiring security guards and conducting pat-downs for weapons. If property owner negligence played a role in enabling the shooting to occur, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a shooting at a bar or another place of business, you can find justice for the pain your family has suffered. Consider speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney to learn more about your family’s legal options.