According to NBC Miami, a shooting took place outside Studio 183 Lounge located at 230 NW 183rd St, Miami, FL 33169.
Police responded to a shooting at the Miami Gardens nightclub around 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, February 13, 2022. When they arrived, they found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds. She was reportedly working as security that night at the club. Witnesses claim a fight broke out inside the club that spilled out into the parking lot. Gunfire erupted, and the suspected shooter, 33-year-old Jorel Bowman, was said to have exchanged fire with another security guard before being detained until police arrived. The victim was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
Bowman was arrested and is facing murder charges.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard has years of experience representing the surviving families of victims of violent crimes, like shootings. As an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer, he recently shared some insight on the legal rights of families of fatal nightclub shootings.
"Nightclubs and bars are often known for having issues with violent crimes stemming from fights. Due to this, nightclub owners have a bigger responsibility for ensuring their patrons and workers are safe while on their property. This legal obligation requires they do all they can to prevent foreseeable violent crimes, such as stabbings and shootings. Through measures including ample lighting, security cameras, and hired security, a nightclub can help to reduce the risk of preventable dangers. However, if they neglect this obligation, they could be held liable for injuries or deaths."
"Not all nightclub shootings are foreseeable, but many may have been prevented if the property owner had not neglected the security of the club. Additionally, they could be considered negligent if the owner failed to make safety improvements despite knowing of increasing violence around the location. Safety improvements included additional security guards, and conducting weapons searches could reduce the risk of violence. It is recommended that victims or their surviving family members explore their legal options with an experienced gun crimes injury lawyer."