According to WPTV, a shooting occurred at Level E Lounge located at 2425 10th Ave N, Lake Worth, FL 33461.
Police were called to a shooting at the Palm Beach County nightclub on October 10, 2021. Multiple gunshots followed a disturbance in the nightclub's parking lot as the club closed for the night. A woman was struck by a bullet and is in critical but stable condition after being hospitalized.
Officials reported that the witnesses were not sharing information that would help the police in their investigation. Police have not released a description of the shooter at this time.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard is an experienced violent crime attorney in Florida. He has years of experience representing victims of shootings and their families. Michael recently shared his insight regarding the legal rights of victims shot in the parking lot of a nightclub.
"A nightclub owner has a legal responsibility to provide a level of safety measures for the patrons on their property. Property owners should implement strategies in order to ensure patrons' safety, including security cameras, hired guards, and more. If a violent crime, such as a shooting, occurs on their property and they neglected to provide adequate security measures, the owner could be held liable in a court of law."
"Violent crimes are often due to the negligence of a third party, such as a nightclub owner. If a crime occurs, the victim or their family has a legal right to inquire if the owner did everything possible to prevent the crime. The nightclub owner could be considered negligent if the crime was reasonably foreseeable. This could include a crime that happens due to negligent security upgrades when crime rates in the area are on the rise. The victim should be aware that they may have reasons to pursue a civil lawsuit against the nightclub owner and possibly receive monetary compensation for damages. It is highly advised to seek the advice of an experienced violent crime attorney to determine the best legal steps to take."