Man Hospitalized With Critical Injuries After Hookah Bar Shooting
A man is hospitalized and fighting to survive following a shooting at the Tarboosh hookah bar in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 8. Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department were called to the bar on the 100 block of 21st Avenue North on reports of a shooting.
Upon arriving at the scene, investigators found shell casings on the ground and were told that a victim with a gunshot wound to the stomach had gone to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital via private vehicle.
The victim was initially evaluated at Saint Thomas but was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center due to severe injuries which required surgery.
No additional information is available regarding the victim’s status or possible suspects. An investigation is ongoing.
Second Shooting at Tarboosh in 2018
This is not the first time that shots have been fired at Tarboosh. In January 2018, shots were fired inside of the bar at around 3:30 a.m. Police believe at least one person was shot during that altercation.
Property Owner Liability For Shootings and Stabbings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of preventable violence get the justice and support they deserve. Here are some of his thoughts on property owner liability for shootings and stabbings:
It’s no secret that the United States has a gun violence problem. With reports of shootings in public places making the news on a near-daily basis, it’s important for property owners to make sure their premises have security measures in place to reduce the risk of these violent incidents. When a shooting or stabbing occurs at a business, the victims and their families often wonder if anything else could have been done to prevent the tragedy.
According to a legal principle called premises liability, all property owners have a duty to safeguard their premises from preventable dangers. In some cases, this principle applies to incidents like bar shootings and stabbings. If a property owner was aware of the risk of violent crime (such as a history of violent incidents in or around the bar), they have an obligation to provide adequate security measures to reduce that risk. An example would be hiring security guards and requiring guests to be searched for weapons upon entry.
If you or someone you love was recently wounded or killed in a violent incident at a business, it’s important to be aware of your legal options. You can learn more by discussing your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
Location of Tarboosh Hookah Bar in Nashville