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Jacksonville, Florida - 1 Killed, 1 Wounded in Shooting at LIVE Bar in Downtown Jacksonville

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Published: May 21, 2020
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 11, 2020

2 People Shot, 1 Killed at LIVE Bar in Downtown Jacksonville

Attorney Commentary: In the second part of this story, bar shooting lawyer Michael Haggard discusses the legal rights of bar shooting victims and their families.

Two people were shot and one of the two died from his injuries in an incident at LIVE Bar in Downtown Jacksonville on Christmas Day.

The shooting happened at a sold-out Christmas party at around 11:30 p.m. The victim's family has identified him as Johnny Johnson.

The bar regularly had Jacksonville Sheriff's Officials working security. However, there were fewer security guards on the night of the shooting. According to Action News Jax, there were fewer pat-downs that night due to less security.

Action News Jax also found that 59 calls of service had been made at LIVE Bar over the past two years - including disputes, a noise complaint, fight, theft, and suspicious person.

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Lawsuits For Bar Shootings

Attorney contributor Michael Haggard represents bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Here are a few of Michael's thoughts on the legal rights of these victims and families:

Bar owners have a legal duty to make sure their premises are secure so that the risk of violent crime is as low as possible. But sadly, shootings and other acts of violence often happen in bars. When someone is injured or killed in a bar shooting, it's important to ask if the owner did everything they could to prevent the crime.

In some cases, bar shootings only happen due to negligence by the bar owner, such as inadequate security. For example, if local laws required security guards but the bar had none, then the bar owner could be considered negligent. In cases of negligence, bar owners may be held liable in a shooting victim lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bar shooting, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our dedicated shooting victim lawyers.



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