The Kansas City Star has reported that a shooting took place at the BP gas station located at 3027 Van Brunt Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at around 6:15 p.m., police responded to a shooting at the East Side gas station. They arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound. Despite life-saving efforts, the victim died at the scene.
Police found blood on the driver's side of a vehicle with its lights on and doors open in the gas station parking lot. They are still investigating to determine any suspects.
Attorney contributor Reed Martens works with their families of victims of violent crime in civil lawsuits. As an experienced shooting victim attorney, Reed recently provided a more in-depth insight into the legal options available to families of victims fatally shot at gas stations.
"Gas station owners, like all other commercial property owners, have a legal responsibility to offer a safe environment for patrons and staff on the property. It is crucial for the owners to implement adequate safety measures, such as strong lighting and security cameras throughout the premises. If a gas station owner fails to provide a sufficient level of safety measures at the time of a violent crime, such as a shooting, they could be liable based on negligence."
"If a victim is shot and killed at a gas station, their family is advised to seek the counsel of an experienced shooting victim attorney. The attorney will help determine if the owner did everything in their power to prevent the crime from happening. Ultimately, the gas station owner might be held liable if they are found to have neglected their security and the crime was foreseeable. If the owner knew of previous incidents or an increase in crime in the area, they would be responsible for increasing their security to reduce the risks on their property. Often in cases of negligence, victims or their families may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and recover compensation."