Fatal Shooting At Ole Skool Sports Bar and Grill
CNN reports that just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, a shooting took place at Ole Skool Sports Bar and Grill located on 1315-1399 Old Charlotte Rd, Lancaster, SC 29720. According to Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, two people who had conflicts from months prior saw each other at the bar and began to fight. The situation became violent and one of the men opened fire.
The suspect was targeting one person, but ended up injuring eight people and killing two others. Four of those who were injured had to be airlifted to the hospital for their wounds.
The suspect fled the scene after the shooting and their identity has yet to be released.
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Can Nightclub Owners Be Responsible For Violent Crime on Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of crimevictim.attorney represents violent crime victims in civil cases. Below he has shared his insight on the legal options available to bar shooting victims and their families.
“All commercial property owners are bound by law to maintain the safety of their patrons and employees,” Kent claims. “In order to protect their patrons from preventable dangers on their premises, property owners must provide adequate security. This includes things like having well-lit parking lots, installing video surveillance, or hiring security guards. If a bar owner does not provide adequate security, and a shooting injures or kills someone due to their negligence, then he or she may be held liable for the crime”, Kent explains.
He continued: “A victim’s attorney must additionally prove that the crime that occurred was reasonably foreseeable. An example of a reasonably foreseeable crime would be if someone was shot at a bar that had a previous history of criminal violence, yet the owner did nothing to take precaution. In cases like this, the owner may be deemed responsible for the shooting. Essentially, inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be shown together for the property owner to be considered liable for a violent crime.”
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a bar shooting, you can review your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer to discuss the legal options available to you.
Location of Ole Skool Sports Bar and Grill in Lancaster, South Carolina
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