SFGATE has reported that a shooting occurred in the parking lot in front of the Safeway located at 2020 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114.
On February 15, 2022, a fight broke out in the grocery store's parking lot. At some point, someone in the fight pulled out a gun and fired into the crowd. The gunfire injured one person in the parking lot. Additionally, a dining patron at the Woodhouse Fish Co. was also struck and injured by the gunfire. The two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. An investigation is still underway.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson has years of experience as a gun injury victim attorney. Bobby represents victims of gunshot wounds, helping them recover a financial settlement in safety negligence cases. Bobby answered the common question during a recent conversation, "Can I sue for being shot?"
"Commercial property owners, including grocery stores and restaurants, have a legal responsibility to ensure their properties are secure from preventable dangers, including foreseeable violent crime like shootings. If a shooting occurs, leaving victims injured or killed, the circumstances of the crime should be investigated. This includes the property owner's security measures taken to reduce the risk of dangers. It is important to check for security measures such as security cameras and well-lit parking lots. Without measures in place, the property owner could be liable for damages."
"Some parking lot shootings occur because of inadequate security or other forms of negligence due to the property owner. If the victim's legal representative can prove that negligence was a key factor, victims or their surviving family members may have sufficient grounds to file a lawsuit against the commercial property owner. Victims injured in parking lot shootings can learn more about their legal options by speaking with an experienced gun injury victim attorney."