KSAT has reported that two men were shot outside El Patio Bar located at 1001 Frio City Rd, San Antonio, TX 78207.
What apparently started out as a disagreement on the dance floor ended with a shooting in the parking lot. Police were called to the West Side bar just before 2 a.m. One victim was grazed by a bullet in the arm and was treated at the scene. The other was grazed by a bullet in the head and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is an experienced shooting victim lawyer representing victims and their families in lawsuits. Marc recently shared his knowledge regarding when a bar can be held liable for a shooting.
"Bars often battle issues with violent crime. These issues frequently plague establishments where alcohol is served, from fights to shootings. Knowing this, bar owners have a heavy responsibility of ensuring their patrons and employees are safe from preventable crimes. In fact, bar owners are legally required to provide security measures to reduce the risk of violent occurrences. This may include hired security personnel, well-lit parking lots, and security monitoring cameras."
"Not all violence that occurs in bars is foreseeable, but many may have been prevented if the bar owner had sufficient security measures in place. If the bar had a history of violent occurrences, but no improvements were made to the property's security, the bar owner could be considered negligent. Victims of bar shootings may need the help of an experienced shooting victim lawyer to file a civil lawsuit that may lead to them recovering compensation."