According to New York Post, a shooting occurred on August 13, 2021, around 1:15 a.m. at the K-Show Bar on 138th street in Queens.
Reportedly, a 22 year-old-man was shot multiple times, and a 22-year-old woman was shot once. The unidentified man suffered severe injuries and was immediately sent to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he died shortly thereafter.
According to police, the 22-year-old female bystander was shot in her right hand but is fortunately expected to survive.
Police are investigating to find the victim's murderer.
Managing attorney Laurence Banville has years of experience defending personal injury victims. In an interview, Banville offers legal advice for victims who may be questioning, can you sue someone for shooting you?
"Bar and lounge owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for all patrons within and surrounding their property. To uphold this responsibility, bar owners should implement proper safety measures, including, but not limited to, security cameras, employing security guards, and conducting security checks. Should a business owner fail to meet adequate safety regulations, they could be found negligent in a court of law."
"Negligence is determined if the crime occurred on the owner's property was foreseeable. Foreseeable crimes are determined through various factors, but one example is if crime rates have risen in the area. In this case, if a bar or lounge owner neglected to implement additional safety measures, they could be held liable for the victim's injuries. If a business owner is found liable in the court of law, they could be mandated to compensate for the victim's medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has been shot or stabbed in a bar, you should hire an experienced lawyer to determine the best course of legal action."