According to CBSN Philly, a shooting took place outside Banana’s 876 Bar & Lounge located at 5500 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120.
The police responded to a call outside the bar around 10 p.m on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. One man sustained fatal gunshot wounds to the chest and was transported to the hospital, where he died. Another victim that sustained multiple gunshot wounds is in critical condition. The other victims are considered in stable condition.
The police are still investigating what led up to the shooting, and currently, a suspect has not been named, nor has any arrests been made.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has a wide range of experience representing victims of violent crimes, including cases of shootings. Kent has offered some of his knowledge on the rights of victims shot outside of a club.
"Bar and lounge owners have a legal obligation to create a safe environment for patrons in and around their property. They should do their best to protect not only their property but those within it. Some security measures that should be taken to ensure safety could include hiring security guards, installing security cameras throughout the property, and properly training staff. An owner can be held liable in a civil lawsuit if a customer is injured on a club's premises and these steps were not taken."
"In cases that involve shootings, if an attorney can prove a crime is reasonably foreseeable, then the owner of a club can be held liable. If the area's crime rates continually increase, an owner must increase safety measures to provide secure surroundings. If the property owner fails to take additional security measures, they can be considered negligent. In cases of negligence, the victims and the families of victims should know that they may have legal rights to pursue a civil lawsuit and could possibly receive compensation for damages."