Suspect Dead After Fatal Shooting at Bottoms Up Tavern
According to CBS Los Angeles, on Wednesday around 12:20 a.m., police responded to reports of gun fire 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.
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Legal Recourse For Victims of Bar Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of crimevictim.Attorney works closely with criminal violence victims against negligent parties. He has shared with us his thoughts on the legal options a victim of criminal violence at a bar may have.
All commercial property owners must protect their patrons and employees. In order to do so, they must provide adequate security on site. Owners of bars should have things like video surveillance or security guards to help deter violent crime. If someone is injured on site because adequate security measures were not in place, then violent crime victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
However, the victim’s lawyer must also be able to show that the violent crime was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if the owner of a bar is aware that shootings are prevalent in the area and does not improve security measures, he or she may be held liable for the crime. Overall, the violent crime must be reasonably foreseeable and inadequate security must have been the cause in order for a victim to bring a lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to a bar shooting, it is important that you speak with an experienced crime victim attorney to consider your legal options.
Location of Bottoms Up Tavern in Long Beach, California
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