According to CBS News Bay Area, a stabbing occurred inside The Shops at Tanforan shipping mall located at 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066.
Police say a fight broke out inside the shopping center leading up to one victim being stabbed on Friday, December 16, 2022. The victim was said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. San Bruno police have one suspect in custody but have not released their name.
California attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents victims injured in violent crimes. During a recent discussion, Bobby shared his insight regarding the legal rights of victims stabbed at a shopping mall.
"Shopping malls and their tenants have an obligation to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. Shopping mall owners should offer adequate security to reduce the risk of preventable dangers such as stabbings and shootings. Ample lighting and hired security guards are some examples of basic security measures. However, if a stabbing occurs on mall property, an investigation would determine if there was adequate security at the time. If the victim's legal team can prove that security was neglected at the time of the incident, a civil lawsuit could be filed against the property owner."
"Furthermore, if the shopping mall owner was aware of increasing crime rates in the area and neglected to increase security on the property, there is a chance of a foreseeable crime. The shopping mall owner could be held liable for damages in a civil lawsuit. An experienced violent crimes attorney can guide the victims and their families to seek the justice they deserve."