Shreveport Police Investigating Style Bar Shooting
Police in Shreveport are investigating a shooting that left three men wounded at Style Bar in downtown Shreveport early Sunday morning.
Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at Style Bar on the 200 block of Texas Avenue. After arriving, officers found 22-year-old Lavaisa Smith and 26-year-old Fern Roberson on the sidewalk outside of the business next door. One victim had a gunshot injury to the shoulder, while the other had a graze wound to the lip. Officers located a third victim, 22-year-old Keyondray Lyons, inside of the nightclub.
All three men were brought to University Health Hospital. Smith and Roberson’s injuries were considered non-life-threatening, while Lyons’ were considered possibly life-threatening.
Investigators have thus far been unable to get information on the shooting from victims or witnesses. The investigation is ongoing.
Are Bar Owners Liable For Violent Crime Injuries?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps violent crime victims find justice and financial support. Here are a few of his thoughts on third-party liability for shootings and stabbings in bars and nightclubs:
All property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises free of preventable dangers which could end up injuring their customers, guests, residents, and others who visit their premises. Reducing the risk of violent crime is part of this responsibility. While some violent crime is unpredictable, other incidents may have been prevented if a property owner had properly safeguarded their premises.
For example, if a bar owner fails to provide inadequate security or security staff acts negligently, that bar owner could potentially be held liable for damages following a violent crime. Those who have been injured, along with the families of those killed, may have grounds for a lawsuit against a bar owner for negligence.
Establishing negligence following a violent incident in a bar or nightclub is a complicated process. Violent crime victims who would like to learn more about their legal options should speak with an experienced crime victim lawyer.
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