ABC 8 News has reported that a shooting occurred at the James Food Store located at 1808 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224.
Police were called to the store around 8:30 p.m. on July 11, 2022. They arrived to find one man deceased inside the store, along with two others suffering from gunshot wounds. The two injured were taken to the hospital for treatment, one suffering from life-threatening injuries. The shooting is still under investigation, and no description of the suspects has been given.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan represents shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Kevin recently discussed the legal options available for the victims and families of victims fatally, including who can be held liable for convenience store shooting injuries and deaths.
"The owners of convenience stores and grocery stores are legally responsible for providing a safe environment for their employees and customers. Proper safety measures around the property should be a top priority for owners. Basis security measures may include ample parking lot lighting and functioning security cameras inside and outside the property. If a store owner neglects the safety of their property and a violent incident, such as a shooting, takes place, they may be held liable in a civil court."
"If a victim has been injured or killed during a shooting, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced shooting victim attorney. The attorney can help to identify if negligence played a role in the incident. For example, if the store owner knew of a rise in crime and violence near the property, it would be their responsibility to increase their security in order to reduce the risk of dangers. Shooting victims or their family members may have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit for financial compensation if the shooting was deemed foreseeable and the store owner acted in neglect."