Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Four people were injured and hospitalized in stable condition following a shooting inside of Halftime Sports Bar in Oakland early Sunday morning.
Two men and two women were shot at around 12:33 a.m. at the sports bar, located at 316 14th St. The women were both 26 years old and the men were ages 25 and 29.
Police said the victims were attending a birthday party at the bar. They also said that the suspect got into an argument with the 29-year-old male victim and that this argument escalated until the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting.
A suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting. The name of that suspect and the names of the victims have not been released.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is a shooting victim attorney who helps crime victims and their families recover financial compensation in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some info on bar owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:
“Bar owners are responsible for keeping their property a safe environment for guests and patrons to enjoy. When violent crimes happen such as a shooting, it’s important to investigate the bar to determine whether the shooting was preventable. If so, the bar owner or property owner would be held liable for the incident being reasonably foreseeable, causing grounds for a lawsuit,” stated Mr. Thompson.