According to WHEC, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of Black Bear Pub located at 380 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615.
Police responded to a call of a shooting at the bar around 2 a.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021. A victim in his 30's was found with gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. Investigators are requesting help from the public to determine what led to the fatal shooting.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville is a gun injury victim lawyer who represents victims of bar shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Laurence recently explained some requirements for shooting victims to file a lawsuit against a negligent bar owner.
"Unfortunately, violent crime happens often at some bar and nightclubs. For this reason, the bar owners must take the security of their property seriously. Implementing security measures helps to reduce the chances of violent crime, such as shootings, from occurring and injuring patrons or staff. A bar owner might hire bouncers, install sufficient lighting, and place security cameras throughout the property to deter criminal behavior. Without these safety precautions, a bar owner could be held accountable for violent crime injuries."
"Additionally, a bar owner must do all it can to prevent foreseeable crimes. These may include crimes thatbar owners could have preventedd by adding security measures. If the crime rate in the area has increased or the bar has a history of violence, they would be expected to increase their security measures. Installing metal detectors would be an example of additional security steps. However, when a bar owner neglects to improve their security, and a shooting occurs, victims would have the legal right to pursue a lawsuit against them. Many times, the victim and their family may be awarded compensation in cases of property security negligence. An experienced gun injury victim lawyer would help the victim or their family to put together a case against the negligent bar owner."