The Chicago Suntimes reports that on September 25th an argument broke out at North Riverside Park shopping mall located on 7501 Cermak Rd in North Riverside, IL.
The dispute led to one suspect opening fire and shooting a man in the leg. The victim was treated for his gunshot wound.
The two suspects involved were found and arrested during a traffic stop nearby. The suspect who opened fire was charged with a count of aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless conduct. The other suspect was charged with one count of reckless conduct.
In the past year, there have been three different shootings at this same shopping mall.
Brian Kent, an experienced violent crime lawyer, helps victims and their families involved in violent crimes receive the financial compensation they deserve. Below, Kent helps victims determine if they can sue for being shot.
Commercial property owners must provide adequate security on their premises, such as hiring security guards and establishing well-lit parking lots. If a property owner fails to do this, and a violent crime injures someone on their property, then the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the owner.
In addition to inadequate security, in order for a property owner to be held liable for a victim's injuries, the crime must have been reasonably foreseeable. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a prior history of crime, but the owner did not improve security measures.