Hartford Police Investigating Nightclub Shooting
One man was killed and another two were injured when shots were fired outside of a Hartford nightclub called Vibz Uptown early Sunday morning.
According to the police, the shooting happened at around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday as the nightclub was closing down for the night. They say approximately eight rounds were fired in the parking lot as customers were exiting the club.
28-year-old Jakari Lewis was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
The other two victims were a 29-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman. They were also hospitalized and were listed in stable condition.
Police believe there was one shooter and the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division Homicide Team is investigating the incident.
Can Nightclub Owners Be Held Liable For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps victims of preventable shootings secure the financial compensation they deserve in civil lawsuits. Here is his perspective on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violent incidents:
Above all else, bar and nightclub owners must make sure that their patrons, employees, and other visitors are safe from preventable dangers. In fact, all property owners are legally obligated to make sure their premises are free of foreseeable hazards that could result in injuries, illnesses, or death. In some cases, violent crimes like shootings and stabbings may be considered reasonably foreseeable.
The owner of a bar or nightclub can be held liable for a shooting if the shooting is considered foreseeable, such as cases involving venues with a history of violence. Additionally, it must be proven that negligence enabled the shooting to occur, such as inadequate security. In cases that involve negligence, bar and nightclub shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Are you curious about your legal rights after you or a loved one has become the victim of a bar or nightclub shooting? We want to help your family find justice during this painful time. You can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.