According to ABC15, there was a shooting at Jaguars strip club, located at 1902 N Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85009, during the morning of April 18th.
As police arrived at the property, two men were found with gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a hospital with what Phoenix PD describes as serious injuries.
Shots seem to have been fired as the two victims were leaving the facility. Suspect information has not been given to the media or public.
The investigation is ongoing as no further details have been released.
Attorney contributor, Kevin Biniazan, an experienced violent crimes attorney, has ample knowledge of the legal rights of victims and their families in civil lawsuits. In an interview, Kevin provides his insights and expertise on the legal options of victims shot at a club:
"By law, club owners must ensure the safety of their customers on and around their property. Adequate safety measures need to be in place in order for patrons to know owners are doing everything possible to protect their well-being. Surveillance, strong lighting in parking lots, attentive staff, and experienced guards are encouraged. Victims and their families have the right to question if these important entities were provided by the club or bar involved in the scene of the crime. Suppose a lawyer can prove that the club has not implemented proper safety enforcements at the time of a shooting. In that case, the victim's family may have grounds for a civil lawsuit against the property owner.”
“In cases involving shootings on private property, a club owner might be deemed liable if the crime is found to be reasonably foreseeable. If the property owner is of the knowledge that crime rates have been increasing in the area around the club, and in turn, does nothing to make their property more secure, a foreseeable crime can occur in this situation. When a violent crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable and the property owner is also seen as negligent, victims and their families need to secure an experienced violent crimes attorney as they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit."