Police Seek 2 Men For Questioning in Jokers Wyld Shooting
Detectives in New Orleans are searching for two men who they believe have information regarding a shooting at Jokers Wyld and Mickey’s Playhouse on September 27. The men, who have not been identified, are not suspects in the shooting.
The shooting happened at around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 27 outside of Jokers Wyld and Mickey’s Playhouse on the 1900 block of Orleans Avenue. 30-year-old Rashad Washington was killed in the shooting and another man was wounded.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, the two victims were standing outside of the club when two gunmen approached them and began firing. Washington was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim, who has not been publicly named, was shot in the foot and taken to a nearby hospital.
When Can Club Owners Be Held Liable For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of preventable violent crime secure financial compensation in lawsuits and settlements. We’ve asked him to contribute some information on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violence:
All property owners are legally obligated to keep their properties safe from preventable dangers that could result in injuries to their customers, guests, residents, and others who visit the property. As part of this obligation, property owners are expected to have reasonable security measures in place which can reduce the risk of violent crime occurring on the property.
When a shooting or other violent incident occurs at a bar or nightclub, it’s important to both prosecute the offender and to determine if bar ownership was negligent in a way that contributed to the violence. For example, a bar owner could be considered negligent for a shooting if they failed to provide adequate security measures, such as security guards who conduct weapons searches.
If you or someone you love was recently wounded or killed during a violent crime at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family’s legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.