CBS Sacramento reports that on Sunday around 8:15 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting at Culichi Town restaurant located on 2243 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. It is uncertain whether the shooting occurred inside or outside of the restaurant.
When police arrived at the scene they found two people suffering from upper body gunshot wounds. The victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies say the shooting may have occurred because of a fight at the restaurant.
The suspect, allegedly a Hispanic male in his 20s, fled the scene in a vehicle.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson works closely with restaurant shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Mr. Thompson has generously offered to share his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims.
Every commercial property owners must maintain the safety of their patrons and employees. Property owners are legally obligated to keep anyone who visits their site safe from preventable dangers. In order to do so, property owners must provide adequate security, such as hiring security guards or establishing well-lit parking lots. If a violent crime were to occur on a commercial property due to negligent security, then the owner may be held liable.
Additionally, a violent crime must also be considered reasonably foreseeable for the victim to have grounds for a valid lawsuit against the owner. A crime may be considered reasonably foreseeable if a property had a previous history of violent crime, and no security improvements were established. Therefore, if someone is injured at a restaurant by a reasonably foreseeable shooting due to inadequate security, then the owner may be held liable for the crime.
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to a restaurant shooting, you can discuss your case with an experienced shooting victim lawyer in order to learn about the legal options available to you.