According to Local 10, a shooting occurred overnight on April 21st at Studio 183 Lounge, located off U.S. 441 and Northwest 183rd Street.
After an altercation began inside the club, the fight continued outside, where the shots fired resulted in one individual killed and another injured. The injured victim is being cared for at a local hospital.
Officers seem to be focused on the back of the property as the crime scene, although suspect information has not been released.
Names and descriptions of parties involved as well as possible motives were not delivered by the Miami Gardens police spokeswoman.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard, an experienced violent crimes attorney, licensed in Florida, has represented victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits on numerous occasions. In an interview, Michael provides commentary on the legal rights of victims harmed outside of a club:
"The legal obligation of protecting customers and patrons within property lines is a concept that bar and club owners should take very seriously. Management must do their best to protect those on their property. Security measures like attentive guards, reliable lighting throughout the premises, and experienced staff members can assist owners in trying to present a safe environment for communities. When a patron is injured on the club property, the owner of such land can be deemed liable in a civil lawsuit."
"In cases of violent shootings, a club or bar owner can be considered liable if the court of law deems the crime reasonably foreseeable. Suppose crimes are repeatedly occurring in an area and an owner chooses not to increase security measures in order to ensure the safety of others. In such a case, a crime that takes place on this property can be seen as a foreseeable crime. Additionally, the owner could be deemed negligent. Victims and their families should look for an experienced violent crimes attorney to receive guidance towards grounds for a civil lawsuit and compensation for damages in negligence cases."