Los Angeles Times has reported that a shooting occurred in the parking lot in front of a Superior Grocers market located at 10211 S Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003.
Moments before 4 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021, two men drove up to the front of the grocery store and began to open fire into the store. Six victims were injured in the shooting, three women and three men. Four of the victims were taken to the hospital for treatment, two were in critical condition, and the other two suffered severe injuries.
A witness that works at the grocery store said the shooting followed an argument, but police have not officially confirmed the motive for the shooting.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced gunshot injury attorney who represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. During an interview, Bobby went over some of the reasons victims could sue for being shot at a grocery store.
"Commercial property owners, such as grocery stores, have to abide by premise laws that hold them accountable for providing a safe environment for their patrons and employees. This obligation can include security measures such as well-lit parking lots in addition to proper surveillance equipment. These measures are to reduce the risk of preventable crimes, such as shootings and stabbings. However, if a property owner neglects to maintain a secure property, they can be held liable."
"If a victim is injured during a violent crime on a grocery store property, the victim and their family have the legal right to question the existing safety measures. If the area or establishment had seen an increase in crime or violence, the grocery store owner would be responsible for increasing its security. If a property owner failed to improve their security and a crime took place, it could be considered foreseeable and would offer grounds for the victim to pursue a civil lawsuit.
"An experienced gunshot injury attorney will work to gather all the necessary evidence to prove the property owner was indeed negligent, allowing the victim and their family to get the compensation they deserve."