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Pittsburgh, PA - Two Men Shot in Homewood’s Galaxy Lounge Parking Lot

Pittsburgh, PA - Two Men Shot in Homewood’s Galaxy Lounge Parking Lot
Published: June 28, 2023
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on June 28, 2023

Two Injured in Shooting Outside Homewood's Galaxy Lounge

According to WPXI, early Sunday morning June 25, 2023, two individuals were shot in the parking lot of Homewood's popular Galaxy Lounge. The shooting occurred at approximately 5 a.m. at 7246 Kelly St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, as confirmed by the Pittsburgh police.

Upon arriving at the scene, responding officers discovered two male victims who had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims was immediately transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, while the second victim, although critically injured, was taken to a hospital via private means. The latter is currently listed as being in critical but stable condition, offering a glimmer of hope amid this unsettling event. Witnesses reported that the gunfire originated in the parking lot, specifically between the Galaxy Lounge and Club Energy, with the bullets even spilling out onto the street.

Law enforcement officials have declared that there are presently no identified suspects or arrests made in connection with the shooting. An intense investigation is underway to gather crucial evidence and witness testimonies to ascertain the circumstances that led to this distressing incident. Pittsburgh residents are urged to remain vigilant and cooperate with the authorities by providing any relevant information that could assist in the ongoing investigation.

In response to the incident, the owner of Club Energy, 412 Fiya, expressed deep concern over the shooting and emphasized that it does not reflect the reputation of her business. She stated that the club employs multiple security guards to ensure the safety of patrons within the premises but has limited control over incidents occurring outside when individuals leave the club.

As the investigation continues, the community of Homewood is left grappling with shock and concern. Local residents, business owners, and law enforcement agencies are determined to collaborate closely to prevent such incidents in the future and to maintain the safety and well-being of the neighborhood.

We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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Exploring Civil Actions in Bar Shooting Cases

In the wake of the recent shooting outside Homewood's Galaxy Lounge, concerns arise regarding the potential liability of property owners, particularly lounges or clubs, in incidents involving gun violence. To shed light on this matter, we reached out to Guy D'Andrea, a prominent violent crimes attorney based in Pennsylvania, for his expert insights. We sat down with Mr. Kent to discuss the options available to bar shooting victims in pursuing civil cases against negligent property owners.

Darla Medina (DM): Thank you for joining us, Mr. Kent. In the unfortunate event of a bar shooting, what legal recourse do victims have in holding negligent property owners accountable?

Guy D'Andrea (BK): It's a pleasure to be here, Darla. When it comes to bar shootings, victims may have the opportunity to pursue a civil case against the property owners under certain circumstances. Negligent security is a common issue that can contribute to these incidents. Establishments have a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for their patrons, which includes implementing adequate security measures to prevent foreseeable harm.

DM: How does one establish negligence on the part of property owners in these cases?

BK: To establish negligence, victims and their legal counsel must prove that the property owner breached their duty of care by failing to provide adequate security measures. This could include factors such as inadequate lighting, insufficient security personnel, or faulty surveillance systems. It's crucial to demonstrate that the property owner was aware of prior incidents or had reason to know about the potential for violence on their premises.

DM: Are there any challenges victims may face when pursuing such civil cases?

BK: Absolutely, Darla. One of the challenges is identifying the liable party. In some cases, the property owner may be held responsible, but there could also be other parties involved, such as the management company or security contractors. Gathering evidence and establishing a causal connection between the lack of security and the resulting harm can also be complex. That's why it's crucial for victims to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in violent crime cases.

DM: Are there any notable success stories where victims have prevailed in civil cases against negligent property owners?

BK: Yes, there have been instances where victims have successfully obtained compensation in civil cases related to bar shootings. These cases often involve substantial damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death claims in the most tragic situations. Each case is unique, and the outcome depends on various factors, such as the strength of the evidence and the skill of the legal representation.

DM: What advice would you give to bar shooting victims who are considering pursuing a civil case?

BK: First and foremost, I encourage victims to prioritize their physical and emotional recovery. It's essential to seek appropriate medical care and support during this challenging time. Once ready, consult with a skilled attorney who specializes in violent crime cases to evaluate the viability of a civil claim. They can guide victims through the legal process, gather evidence, and advocate on their behalf to seek the compensation they deserve.

As the investigation into the shooting outside Homewood's Galaxy Lounge continues, victims and their families may find solace in understanding the potential options available to them in seeking justice. It is important to consult with legal professionals to navigate the complexities of such cases and explore all avenues for accountability.



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