The West Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach

1 person was killed and 5 were hospitalized in a shooting outside The West Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach on May 19.

Jacqueline Gatsby Killed, 5 Others Injured in Shooting Outside The West Cocktail Lounge

A 57-year-old woman was killed and five others were hospitalized with injuries after a shooting outside of The West Cocktail Lounge in Long Beach early Sunday morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene at around 12:38 a.m. on Sunday. They discovered multiple victims after arriving at the lounge, located at 1616 West Pacific Highway.

57-year-old Jacqueline Gatsby was pronounced dead at the scene. Three men and a critically injured woman were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two of those men suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while a third suffered a wound to the face and was in intensive care. The critically injured woman was listed in stable condition.

A third female victim went to the hospital on her own with a gunshot wound to her lower torso. That injury is not considered life-threatening.

Investigators say that an unknown number of suspects were involved in the shooting. According to family members of Glasby, she and several of her cousins were in the parking lot for a vigil for someone who recently died.

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Legal Options For Bar Shooting Victims & Their Families

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents bar shooting victims and their families. Here is some general information from Brian on the legal options available to these victims and their families:

Bar owners have a legal duty to make sure their customers and employees are reasonably safe from the threat of preventable violent crime. In some bar shooting cases, the violence may have been prevented if it weren’t for inadequate or negligent security at the property. In these cases, bar shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.

In order for a bar owner to be held liable in a lawsuit, the victim’s legal counsel must establish that the shooting was reasonably foreseeable and that some form of property owner negligence played a role in enabling the shooting to occur. This can be complicated, but an experienced crime victim attorney can help victims and their families navigate the legal system and take action against the bar owner in cases of negligence.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bar shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our veteran crime victim attorneys.

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