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Jacksonville, FL - Two Injured Following a Shooting Inside Hyatt Hotel Restaurant

Jacksonville, FL - Two Injured Following a Shooting Inside Hyatt Hotel Restaurant
Published: September 14, 2021
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on September 14, 2021

Shooting at Hyatt Hotel Leaves Two Injured

According to News4Jax, two victims were injured from gunshot wounds while in the bathroom at the restaurant at the Hyatt Regency located at 225 East Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202. 

On Saturday, September 4, 2021, around 10 p.m., a shooting took place in the bathroom of Morton’s Steakhouse located inside the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. According to the police, a private party was happening at the time of the shooting inside the restaurant. They are still investigating if they were connected to the crime. 

One of the victims was found at the intersection of Market Street and Bay Street. Both were taken to the hospital, and one is in critical condition as the other is stable following surgery.  

No arrests have been made as police continue investigating. They are asking anyone with information to share with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

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Legal Rights of Victims Shot Inside a Hotel

Attorney contributor Michael Haggard has experience representing victims of violent crimes, such as shootings. Michael has explained the legal rights of victims shot inside a hotel.

“Hotels are legally obligated to provide safety and protection to their patrons and guests. Steps to preventing crimes on the hotel property could include safety measures like surveillance cameras, security patrols, and proper lighting throughout the property. If these preventative measures are not implemented, hotels and their management could be held liable for crimes, such as shootings, that occur on the hotel property.”

“Negligence is often the reason violent crimes occur on commercial properties, like hotels and restaurants. If a crime is considered foreseeable, it could result from the hotel not doing everything within its ability to keep its patrons and guests safe. If crime is continuously occurring in the area, hotels and other commercial property owners should ensure that the security on their premises has been increased as well. Crimes that are deemed reasonably foreseeable and negligent can result in grounds for a civil lawsuit. An experienced violent crimes attorney is necessary to help victims of shootings and their families understand their legal rights.”

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