Norfolk Police Investigate Shooting at Broadway Restaurant
Police in Norfolk are investigating a shooting that left one man wounded inside the Broadway Restaurant and Lounge in the early hours of Sunday morning, September 30.
Police and fire-rescue responded to reports of gunshots at the Broadway Restaurant and Lounge located on the 5600 block of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard at about 1:15 a.m.
After arriving on the scene, responders found a 21-year-old Chesapeake man inside of the lounge suffering from a gunshot wound. That man, who has not been named, was rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment. He had serious injuries, but was listed in stable condition.
Police have asked anyone with information regarding this shooting to call the Crime Line.
When Are Business Owners Liable For Shootings On Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney has offered to share some insight into the property owner liability for shootings, stabbings, and other violent crimes:
Small business owners can be pillars of our community, as a successful small business helps add value to our communities and helps boost the local economy. However, business ownership is a big responsibility, and making sure the premises are safe is crucial for any type of property owner. This includes taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of violent crime.
When a shooting or stabbing occurs at a bar, nightclub, restaurant, or any other place of business, there are several concerns. Finding and prosecuting the perpetrator is the top priority, along with making sure the victim gets the medical attention and support they need. But in the days following the incident, it’s also important to ask if the property owner met their obligation to keep their property safe.
In some cases, violent crimes committed at businesses only occur because the business owner was negligent in a way that failed to stop the crime. For example, a bar owner could potentially be deemed negligent if he or she fails to hire security guards or allows guests to enter the property with weapons. When negligence is a factor, the victims of the crime may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
If you or someone you love recently became a violent crime victim, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.