Neighbors Call For Shutdown of Mojo Event Center following Shooting
Some community members are calling for the shutdown of Mojo Event Center after a shooting during a party on Christmas night. Three people were injured in the shooting and all are expected to survive. This is the second reported shooting at the venue, which was previously known as Club Nuvvo.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Mojo Event Center at around 11:50 p.m. on Christmas night. Investigators determined that an argument started inside the club between a group of individuals, which eventually escalated to an unknown suspect firing multiple gunshots.
One victim was struck in the foot and two others suffered injuries in the thigh region.
Last year, the Monroe City Council voted to revoke the liquor license of the venue. This is when the name was changed to Mojo Event Center. According to Councilman Kenneth Wilson, three votes would be enough to revoke the occupancy license from the business.
When Are Business Owners Liable for Shootings?
Attorney Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney is a former criminal prosecutor who now represents crime victims and their families in civil courts. We’ve asked him for some input concerning property owner liability for shootings:
All property owners are legally required to make sure their properties are free from foreseeable dangers which could result in injuries or deaths. As part of this legal obligation, property owners must protect their premises from the risk of foreseeable violent crime as well. While not all violent crime is foreseeable, some shootings only occur because of property owner negligence.
For example, the owner of a bar or nightclub with a history of violent incidents has a legal duty to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of future violence – such as hiring security guards and requiring weapons searches for guests. In cases where inadequate security or another form of negligence is partly to blame for failing to prevent a shooting, the victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been wounded or killed in a shooting at a business, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.
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