According to CBS 3 Philly, a shooting occurred on the third floor of the office building located at 5201 Old York Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19141.
Police were called to the shooting scene around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021. They arrived to find a man deceased from a gunshot wound inside an office. They apprehended 59-year-old Wayne Dorylis for allegedly shooting the suspect. Three homemade guns were found on the scene, along with fired shotgun weddings.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is an experienced violent crime attorney that represents victims of shootings along with their families in civil lawsuits. Recently we asked Brian to share his insight on the legal rights of victims of office shootings.
“Office owners are legally required to protect their tenants and employees by providing adequate security throughout their property. This could include providing a well-lit parking lot, installing video surveillance, or by having a proper check in system. If a property owner neglects to provide sufficient security and a violent crime, such as a shooting, occurs on the property, the owner may be held responsible for the victim’s injuries.”
“However, negligent security on its own is not enough for a lawsuit. A victim’s attorney will also need to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. If the crime in the area has been increasing and the owner did not improve security measures, crimes that take place could be considered forseeable. Victims and their families are encouraged to explore thier legal rights with an experienced violent crime attorney.”