As reported by KSAT, a shootout at Sugar's, an adult entertainment club located at 2731 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78230.
San Antonio police responded to a call around 2 a.m. on August 24, 2021. A man had suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and called for medical assistance from a nearby store.
According to the police, a man exited the strip club through the back door and headed to his car when three men began roughhousing close to his car. The man asked the men to move away from his car, and the suspect drew his gun and fired toward the victim. The victim then retrieved his own gun and fired back, hitting one in the shoulder twice. The suspect then ran to a nearby store and called for help.
The suspect was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The San Antonio police detained the other men for further investigation of the incident.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan, an experienced violent crime lawyer, works with victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. Marc has shared insight on the legal right of victims of shootings.
Property owners, such as clubs and bars, have a legal obligation to protect the patrons on and around their property. To ensure patrons’ safety, the club owner must provide ample security. Examples of proper security measures could include security cameras, sufficient lighting, and even hired security guards. If a victim is involved in a shooting at a club, they could question whether adequate security measures were provided. If it was not provided during the crime, the victim and their family might have grounds for a civil lawsuit for negligence.”
In order to file a civil lawsuit, the victims’ lawyer must prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if the area's crime rates had increased recently, but the owner did not improve security measures, and a crime occurs, it is considered foreseeable. In such instances, the owner may be deemed negligent and liable for victims’ injuries. In cases of negligence, the victim should secure a violent crime lawyer’s services to better understand their legal rights, which may include compensation for the damages.”