According to CBS19, on the evening of June 26th, a shooting took place at New Orleans Flavors Daiquiries, located at 709 Troup Highway Tyler, Texas 75703.
The Tyler police department responded to multiple shots fired in the parking lot of the restaurant. Police found multiple casings throughout the parking lot as well as inside the restaurant. Witnesses revealed that there were multiple shooters following a disturbance that took place in the parking lot.
The three shooting victims were transported to the hospital. One victim died from her wounds and the other two were reported to be in stable condition.
The case is still under investigation and no motives have been determined. Residents should be aware that the suspects are armed and considered dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the case should reach out to the Tyler police department.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan, an experienced violent crimes attorney licensed in Texas, has represented numerous victims of shootings along with their families in civil lawsuits. Marc has provided his insight on the rights of victims of restaurant shootings.
"Every commercial property owner has a legal obligation to keep their customers and employees safe while on their property. To ensure this safety, owners should provide the proper security measures, including hiring security guards and installing video cameras. If someone is injured while on their property and proper security was not provided, the victim and their family may seek justice through a civil lawsuit."
"As crime rates increase in specific areas, private property owners should also increase security measures to provide a safe environment. If property owners do not make security adjustments, crime on that property could be deemed foreseeable. In such cases, negligence could be pinned on the property owner. Victims and their families should seek the advice of an experienced violent crimes attorney to verify if they have grounds for a civil lawsuit and even compensation for damages."