According to NBC News, a shooting occurred at Vick’s Supper Club located at 207 N 18th St, Palatka, FL 32177.
Just before midnight on Saturday, September 3, 2022, police responded to a shooting at the club just 60 miles south of Jacksonville. Allegedly an argument a the club escalated leading up to the shooting. Four people were shot, and another was severely beaten with a blunt object. All five victims were taken to a nearby hospital before being airlifted to a trauma center. Two victims, whose identities were not released, died from their injuries. At this point, police have not confirmed any arrests.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard represents shooting victims in the state of Florida. As a gun crimes injury lawyer, he sat down to discuss how much a victim or their family could sue for being shot at a club.
"Violent crimes, such as shootings and stabbings, are common problems for bars and clubs due to the consumption of alcohol. The responsibility of ensuring patrons and employees are safe from preventable crimes falls on the club owners. A standard security plan could include trained security personnel, well-lit parking lots, and working security cameras. If a club neglects to provide sufficient security, they can be held liable in a court of law."
"All aspects of a violent crime are taken into account when calculating a gun crime settlement. The court will look to identify if the crime was foreseeable and if security negligence was to blame. A crime could be deemed foreseeable if the club had a history of violence yet failed to make appropriate security improvements, such as conducting bag checks. A shooting victim or their surviving family members should discuss their options for seeking compensation with an experienced shooting victim attorney."