According to Fox 29, a man was shot inside the Ali Baba Hookah Lounge located at 7704 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152.
Just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2022, a shooting occurred at the Rawnhurst hookah bar. Police say gunshots were shot from a dark car into the lounge. One man was shot in the legs and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. An investigation is still underway to determine what led to the shooting.
For years, attorney contributor Brian Kent has fought to ensure victims of violent crime receive the justice they deserve in bar shooting lawsuits. In a recent discussion, Brian outlined who can be held accountable for shootings at a hookah lounge.
"Patrons and employees of hookah bars look to property owners for safety while on the property. Lounge owners are bound to this responsibility by law. To reduce the risk of preventable crime, the hookah lounge owner should ensure there is ample lighting, trained bouncers, and security cameras. If the lounge owner fails to provide sufficient security, they could be held accountable in a lawsuit."
"If the crime was found to be foreseeable or predictable based on an increase in crime or violence, and security negligence was a factor, shooting victims may be able to seek monetary compensation through civil lawsuits. Victims should speak with a shooting victim attorney to learn more about their legal options."