According to KSHB 41 Action News, an altercation ended in an abrupt and deadly ending when a man allegedly opened fire into a crowd of people at the 9ine Ultra Lounge, located at 4802 Noland Road, around 11:30 p.m. on January 19th.
Witnesses reported seeing a body guard of the club firing warning shots to stop the fighting. Authorities indicated that 15 people were injured and taken to Centerpoint Medical Center for treatment. Some are believed to have suffered minimal trauma while others remain in critical condition. A man believed to be the shooter and another woman were found deceased inside the club.
Police stated the scene remains under investigation and no further details have been released at this time.
Reed Martens, attorney and contributor to the Legal Herald regularly works with victims of violent crimes in civil lawsuits. The following comment from Attorney Martens explains the legal options available to these victims.
"No matter where you live, each state has regulations relating to premises liability law tying property owners to their security systems. Most importantly, these laws usually state that adequate safety measures must be in place for their customers. For instance, providing well-lit parking lots, video surveillance, and body guards are essential to offering a safe place where guests can frequent, especially for night club goers.
If a crime like a shooting occurs at a bar or club and no security measures were in place, the property owner can be found negligent. This is because the property owner did not implement security measures against a reasonably foreseeable crime. A civil attorney will need proof of the negligence to begin a private civil suit against the owner.
Whether someone lives or dies after being victim to a shooting, various obstacles for recovery will follow. Medical bill can quickly accumulate and families of the victims are usually the payee for these associated costs. Your steps to secure compensation depend on what you need, how much you need and the fault of a property owner for the crime committed," Mr. Martens described.