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Lansing, Illinois - 1 Person Dead After Shooting in Parking Lot of LA Fitness

LA Fitness Parking Lot in Lansing, Illinois
Published: July 24, 2019
By: Paul
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

Shot Fired in Parking Lot of LA Fitness Leaving 1 Person Dead

According to WGN 9, a shooting took place on Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an LA Fitness located at 17365 Torrence Ave, Lansing, IL 60438. One person was injured and another was killed following the incident. At least twenty shots were fired.

As of now the identities of the suspect and victims have not been released. Allegedly, the shooting began in the parking lot and then moved across the street to the Just Tires store. No motives have been released and no one has been taken into custody at this time.

It is only known that a woman was killed.

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Legal Options Available to Victims of Parking Lot Shootings and Their Families

Have you been injured in a parking lot shooting and wondering “can I sue for being shot“? Or has someone close to you been affected by a similar situation? Below, we have asked attorney contributor Brian Kent to offer some of his legal insight on the options available to parking lot shooting victims and their families:

“First off, it is important to know right away that all commercial property owners must provide safety to all customers and employees on-site. This includes parking lot owners. And to do this, these owners need to offer adequate security as a way to protect their patrons from preventable dangers. Adequate security often includes things like video surveillance or parking lot lighting at night, but of course, there are other alternatives. When a person is affected by a shooting, perhaps in a parking lot that did not have adequate security, the victim may be able to bring a lawsuit against the owner on the grounds that they were negligent.”

“But what people must not forget is that aside from inadequate security, the violent crime victim attorney must also show that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a property owner knows that crime is rising nearby, chooses not to upgrade security, and then someone is shot, he or she may be held liable for the violent crime inflicted upon the victim. And in turn, the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit now, but both inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be proven together.”

Do any of these circumstances seem relevant to you or a loved one? Do you have further questions? If so, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced violent crime victim attorneys now!

Sources:

https://wgntv.com/2019/07/23/2-shot-in-lansing-parking-lot/

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Editor: Paul is a staff editor who focuses on bringing you the most important legal news regarding cases of sexual assault, drunk driving, and preventable violence. Contact Paul: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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