According to nj.com, on September 12th around 5:15 p.m., a shooting occurred at Hudock’s Custard Stand on 544 Salem Quinton Road in Salem, New Jersey.
Two men outside of the restaurant were shot and sustained injuries. According to the New Jersey State Police, one of the victims had to be airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
There is no further information about the shooting or the victims.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a lawyer who represents shooting victims in civil lawsuits. Below, Kent shared legal options available to these victims:
Property owners of places like restaurants and bars must ensure that their property is secure. Legally these owners must establish safety measures that prevent any reasonably foreseeable violent crimes. This may include things like well-lit parking lots and video surveillance.
A violent crime victim may be able to sue a property owner if there was negligent security on the premises. However, a victim’s lawyer must also prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order for there to be grounds for a lawsuit.
A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a history of violent crime yet the owner did nothing to improve security measures. Therefore, a property owner may be held liable for a crime victim’s injuries if the crime was reasonably foreseeable and occurred on a property with negligent security.