A police search is underway for a suspect after a man was wounded in a shooting at a bar in Northwest San Antonio late Monday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Speedway Sports Bar on the 8840 block of Grissom Road, near the intersection with Culebra Road. Police say the suspect was seen speeding away from the scene on a motorcycle shortly after the shooting.
The victim was wounded in the stomach. He was transported to University Hospital for treatment of his injuries and was listed in serious condition. His name and age have not been released. No motive is known at this time.
Officials with the San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all responded to the scene.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan helps victims of preventable crime find justice through the civil court system. We've asked him to discuss the legal options available to bar shooting victims and their families:
Customers and employees of bars and nightclubs deserve a reasonable level of security, which can reduce the risk of violent crime. In fact, the owners of these establishments have a legal duty to make sure their properties are reasonably safe and secure. But sometimes, inadequate security and other types of property owner negligence open the door for an otherwise preventable violent crime to occur. When this happens, the victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
For example, if a bar had a history of violence but no measures were in place to prevent people from bringing weapons inside and a shooting occurred, those injured and the families of those killed in the shooting may have the right to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
If you or a loved one has recently become a victim of a bar shooting, you may have options for legal recourse through the civil courts. Each case is different, so in order to understand your family's options, it's best to discuss your case with an experienced crime victim lawyer.