News 4 San Antonio has reported that a shooting occurred in the parking lot of Mr. A's The Club located at 3409 Cavalcade St, Houston, TX 77026.
Three people were shot at the nightclub at approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Witnesses said an argument broke out in the parking lot over a minor car accident. The suspect, allegedly a well-known patron at the nightclub, retrieved a gun from his car and started shooting. One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was shot in the chest. The second victim, a 22-year-old woman, was shot in the back, and the other woman had a bullet graze her shoulder.
Police were called to the local hospital when the victims arrived for treatment. The suspect has not been arrested at this time.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced shooting victim lawyer in Texas. He represents clients involved in violent crimes, such as shootings, in private civil litigation. Marc recently shared various legal options available to victims, including a shooting victim's right to sue a nightclub.
"Bar and nightclub owners are legally obligated to provide some form of security for their patrons and employees. They are bound to adhere to the premises liability laws, just like other property owners. Adequate security can vary from having well-lit parking lots to hiring trained security guards. However, if a property owner fails to improve security for the safety of their patrons, victims may file a civil lawsuit with the guidance of an experienced shooting victim lawyer."
"The lawyer will work to prove negligence on behalf of the nightclub owner. This will include proving a reasonably foreseeable crime occurred due to the property owner's failure to improve security despite knowing violence in the area was on the rise. If the court finds the nightclub owner negligent, then monetary compensation may be awarded to the victim."