According to Fox 29, a man was shot and killed in a shooting inside a deli on the 2100 block of South Broad Street in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At approximately 8:21 p.m. on November 15, 2021, a man was shot multiple times by a shooter. Sadly, the victim died from his wounds at the scene. The suspected shooter has not been identified, nor has the weapon been recovered.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a shooting victim attorney representing shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. The following commentary will discuss the legal options available for families of fatal deli shootings.
"Property owners, including delis, are legally responsible for securing their properties against preventable violent crime, such as shootings. It is important for preventative measures to reduce the risk of violence as much as possible. These may include sufficient lighting and security cameras throughout the property. Failure to maintain a level of security can cause a property owner to be held liable for some incidents of violent crimes."
"When a shooting occurs on commercial properties and patrons are injured or killed, there should be an investigation into the suspect as well as the property itself. In some cases, a shooting might not have happened if not for the safety negligence of the property owner.
If previous violence has occurred on the property, the owner would be responsible for increasing security to reduce the risk of further violence.
In cases of safety negligence, shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit and should seek the legal advise of an experienced shooting victim attorney."