WCNC reported that about a dozen gunshots were fired in the parking lot of Frankie's Fun Park, located at 10621 Bryton Corporate Center Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Just after 10 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023, Huntersville police responded to a shooting in the theme park's parking lot. According to the officers, two groups at the park got into an argument before one group went to leave. As the suspects got into their car, they were said to have fired almost a dozen gunshots toward the park entrance. Two vehicles were struck by the gunfire that just missed many children and adults leaving the park. A victim was injured when a bullet shattered the window of their vehicle. Police are looking for the four shooting suspects that fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan.
Attorney contributor Kristen Beightol has experience representing injured victims across the state of North Carolina. Kristen sat with us to discuss when compensation may be available for victims injured in a shooting at a theme park.
"Amusement and theme park owners are legally responsible for ensuring that the park is safe from potentially dangerous situations. All common areas of the property should have security cameras and patrolling security officers to reduce any risks of preventable dangers. Failure of a park owner to have basic security measures could cause them to be liable in the event of an incident, such as an amusement park shooting."
"It is important to investigate if security was neglected following a shooting at a theme park. If the theme park did not provide enough security and a guest or staff member was injured, they could be held accountable. If the park owner was aware of imminent danger but neglected to respond with more security, a court may deem the crime foreseeable. A gun crimes injury lawyer can help victims determine if they are eligible to file a lawsuit which could lead to compensation."