Kenosha, Wisconsin – 1 Shot, Others Injured After Fleeing Shooting at Rain Bar & Lounge

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Rain Bar and Lounge in Kenosha, where several people were injured in a fight and shooting on Nov 17.

Several Injured in Brawl at Rain Bar & Lounge

Several people suffered injuries in a fight and shooting which took place at Rain Bar & Lounge in Kenosha early Saturday morning. Police were called to the bar on 30th Avenue and Roosevelt Road at around 1:30 a.m. for reports of a bar fight. A second call was made to report a shooting at the bar.

According to Kenosha police, a fight began inside the bar and spilled out into a nearby parking lot. At least one person suffered a gunshot wound, while a few others suffered minor injuries while fleeing the bar after the shots were fired.

According to a report by CBS 58 Milwaukee, some residents say that fights and gunshots are common at the bar. Some of these residents are now calling for the bar to be shut down.

Are Bar Owners Liable For Shootings On Their Properties?

Brian Kent is a crime victim attorney who specializes in helping the victims of violent crime find justice in civil court. We have asked him to share a contribution on bar owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:

Bar owners have a legal duty to keep their properties safe from reasonably foreseeable dangers. This includes accidental dangers like slip-and-fall hazards, as well as preventable violent crime. When a bar owner is aware of the risk of violent crime on his property but doesn’t do enough to guard against this risk and a shooting or stabbing occurs, the victims and their families could have grounds for a lawsuit.

For example, a bar owner could be liable for a shooting if their bar has a history of violence but no preventative measures were put in place, such as security guards and weapons searches upon entry.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys in a free consultation.

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2018-11-19T11:24:38+00:00

About the Author:

Brian Kent, Esq. is a partner at Laffey, Bucci & Kent. Brian is nationally recognized as a leading attorney victims' rights lawyer. He has represented numerous clients who have been injured because of criminal actions of another including, sexual abuse cases, hit by drunk driver cases, and negligent security cases.

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