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Philadelphia, PA - Woman Shot in Leg While Sitting Inside 54th Street Lounge

Philadelphia, PA - Woman Shot in Leg While Sitting Inside 54th Street Lounge
Published: December 16, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on December 16, 2022

Woman Shot in Leg At West Philly Bar

According to ABC 6 Action News, a shooting occurred at the 54th Street Lounge located at 5345 Wyalusing Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131. 

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2022, a 63-year-old woman was shot in the leg while sitting a the bar. Police say someone opened the door to the bar and fired three shots inside. They do not believe the lady was a target but merely an innocent bystander. They confirmed they received a call the same night but an hour prior to the shooting regarding a fight at the bar. The fight involved two individuals, and gunshots were fired. Investigators are still conducting an investigation but believe the two incidents are related. The woman was taken to the hospital but is in stable condition.

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Can I Sue For Being Shot Inside a Bar?

Our attorney contributor Brian Kent frequently represents victims of shootings in Philadelphia. During a conversation, Brian discussed when a victim could sue for being shot inside a bar.

"Bar or lounge owners have a legal obligation to provide adequate safety for their patrons and staff. Bar owners can take various security precautions to safeguard their property. Security cameras, ample lighting in and around the tavern, and trained security bouncers are just a few examples. An owner may be held accountable for crimes committed on their property if they fail to maintain basic safety measures."

"Sometimes bar shootings occur due to the property owner's negligent actions. An example of a foreseeable crime would be if the bar owners knew of increasing dangers but didn't increase their safety measures. The victims and their families may be able to file a civil lawsuit if a foreseeable crime occurs due to negligent security. A violent crime attorney can speak with victims about their legal options for compensation."

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Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: darla@eaglepeakmarketing.com This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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