NBC Washington has reported that a shooting transpired at the La Isla Restaurant Sport & Bar located at 8699 Parkland St, Manassas, VA 20111.
On January 23, 2022, just before 11 p.m., two men were shot at the restaurant. Video footage has led police to believe an argument led up to the shooting. The suspect was at the bar in the restaurant before heading to his vehicle for a firearm. He returned and began firing at the first victim before chasing him back inside the restaurant. The second victim was grazed by one of the bullets.
Both victims and the suspect were gone when the police arrived. However, victim number one called authorities from a residence and was flown to a hospital for treatment; he is said to be in stable condition. The other victim drove himself to the hospital.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan often represents injured victims shot at a bar. His experience as a gun crimes injury lawyer has allowed him to explain when victims can sue for being injured in a bar shooting.
"For bar owners, security should be a top priority. It is their legal obligation to ensure customers are safe from preventable violent crime, such as shootings. Unfortunately, shootings and stabbings occur regularly at bars and nightclubs due to security negligence. Bar owners may be considered negligent if they fail to implement safety precautions such as proper lighting, security cameras, and hired security guards."
"Following a shooting at a bar, it is vital to examine the bar's security standards and determine if the owner could have prevented the shooting. Some bar shootings only happen because of inadequate security or another type of negligence. If the bar had previous issues of violence but the owner did not make adjustments to its security, the crime could be deemed foreseeable. Victims can discuss their potential case with an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer to help prove the crime was foreseeable and the bar owner was negligent."