According to ABC 27, a shooting occurred at the Legacy Nightclub located at 317 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Police were called to the after-hours club, also known as Legacy Social Lounge, at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022. They arrived to find two men with gunshot wounds just outside of the nightclub. The victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of their non-life-threatening wounds.
A warrant has been issued for Laquan Idris Larue in connection with the shooting. Larue is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a single count of a person not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer a firearm, along with one count of firearms not to be carried without a license, and three counts of discharging a firearm.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents shooting victims and their families in lawsuits. As an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer, Brian explained the legal options available for victims shot and injured at an after-hours club, including when they could file a lawsuit.
"Like other nightclub owners, after-hours club owners need to ensure the safety of their patrons and staff. It is crucial that they take this legal commitment seriously to minimize incidents of preventable violence. Hired bouncers, security cameras, and adequate lighting can be used to reduce the risk of preventable dangers, such as stabbings and shootings. Club staff and security should be able to recognize when an intoxicated patron is posing a threat to others. The club can be held liable if it doesn't follow basic security plans."
"Nightclubs can often prevent violence by having sufficient security. However, a club with a history of violence should strengthen its security to reduce increased risk. Failure of a club owner to increase security despite knowing of heightened risks could cause them to be held accountable. An experienced gun crimes injury lawyer can help victims, and their families gain the justice and compensation they deserve following a nightclub or after-hours shooting."