Last Updated: 7/13/2020
According to CBS Los Angeles, on Wednesday around 12:20 a.m., police responded to reports of gunfire at Bottoms Up Tavern located on 1739 E Artesia Blvd in Long Beach, California.
First, the suspected gunman shot one employee in the abdomen. The victim was hospitalized but is expected to be okay. Then the suspect went to another section of the bar where he shot another employee of the bar, this time killing the victim.
Neighbors of the bar notified a patrol officer who was in the area about the shooting. The officer went to the bar and was forced to shoot the suspect in an exchange of gunfire. The suspect died at the scene.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson, is an experienced shooting victim lawyer who works closely with criminal violence victims against negligent parties. Bobby has shared with us his thoughts on the legal options a victim of criminal violence at a bar may have.
“The owners of a commercial property has a duty to keep their grounds protected for workers and visitors. Property owners should have adequate security such as video surveillance and/or security guards to help maintain a safe environment for patrons, especially at bars. Those who survive shootings are often left with long-term injuries that require extended periods of recovery and costly medical care. Filing a lawsuit can help victims and families get the support they need.” explained Mr. Thompson.