According to Fox 5, a man was shot outside of JT's Pub & Grill located at 5821 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120.
Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021, a man was shot outside the bar. Police arrived to find him in the parking lot with a gunshot injury to his upper body. The victim was transported to the hospital, where he underwent surgery but remains in critical condition.
The initial investigation alleges that a man approached the victim and shot him before leaving in a dark vehicle. Police are requesting witnesses to come forward with any information that may help.
Our attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crimes attorney who represents victims of shootings and their families. Bobby has highlighted some of the legal rights of victims shot outside a bar.
“Bar owners are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for their patrons and staff. Bar owners should implement a sufficient standard of security. For example, they should have security cameras and proper lighting throughout the property. Additionally, hiring trained security guards is also beneficial to preventing crimes from occurring. However, if a bar owner fails to provide adequate safety measures and a crime takes place, they can be considered liable based on negligent security.”
“Victims and their families should factor in the lack of security while knowing they will have to prove the crime was reasonably foreseeable. If crime around the area increases and the bar owner fails to increase their security, crimes that occur can be considered foreseeable. In cases of foreseeable crimes where the bar owner is negligent, victims and their families may have sufficient reasons to pursue a civil lawsuit. Victims and their families should explore their legal options further with an experienced violent crime attorney.”