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According to NBCNews, on August 4th, around 1 am PT, five people were shot at a mansion located at 13200 Mulholland Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
The gunfire began at a party at the mansion where people continued to party. The rounds fired struck five people, leaving one dead and four with injuries, but expected to survive. The person who passed away was taken to the hospital, but the 35-year-old woman did not survive. She was later identified at Brandi Parham. Other victims have not been identified.
Suspects have not been arrested, but authorities say they are treating this as gang-related based on some evidence found.
Bobby Thompson, an experienced criminal violence lawyer, licensed in California, represents victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Bobby provided insight into the rights of a victim of a violent crime against a property owner.
Are property owners obligated to uphold the safety of people on their property?
“Property owners must uphold the safety of those on their property. Property owners must provide adequate security to ensure the safety of visitors and prevent violent crime. An example of adequate security is a well-lit atmosphere or security cameras. If property owners fail to provide ample security, and someone is injured on-site, the victim and their family may have grounds for a lawsuit.”
What is an example of how a property owner would be considered liable?
“A property owner can be considered liable if the crime was reasonably foreseeable or the property owner was negligent. A crime can be determined reasonably foreseeable if previous violent crimes occurred on their property, and there was no security improvement. If a victim’s lawyer can prove that the victim was injured in a preventable crime, and it only occurred because of inadequate security, the property owner may be found liable. Therefore, the victim may have a lawsuit as the crime was reasonably foreseeable.”
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