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South Bend, Indiana - 1 Person Killed and 2 Injured in Shooting Near Corby's Irish Pub

Corby's Irish Pub in South Bend, Indiana
Published: July 22, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 2, 2020

Fatal Shooting Near Corby’s Irish Pub in South Bend, IN

According to WNDU, a deadly shooting transpired early Sunday morning at Corby’s Irish Pub located at 441 E Lasalle Ave, South Bend, IN 46617. One man was killed and two others were taken to the hospital with injuries.

South Bend police have confirmed that the deceased man was 32-year-old, Christopher Chism. The other two victims were 26-year-old Jamere Forrest and 19-year-old Jarell Seuell. An autopsy on Chism is set to be performed today.

At this point, St. Joseph County Metro Homicide is working the case and believes that a dark-colored sedan may have fled the scene of the shooting.

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Legal Recourse For Victims of Bar Shootings

Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson specializes in victims of violent crime in civil cases. Below he has offered to share some of his legal advice on the potential options available to bar shooting victims and their families.

Essentially, commercial property owners are required by law to ensure the safety of their employees and customers on or around the premises at all times. And to protect their patrons from preventable dangers, these owners must be able to provide adequate security on or near the site. Video surveillance and enhanced parking lot lighting at night may be deemed as adequate, but obviously, there are many other alternatives. The bottom line is that when a shooting occurs at a place of business and it is then found that the security was inadequate, the property owner may be held liable for the violent crime and the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit. This is often referred to as property owner negligence.

But inadequate security alone is not enough to hold a property owner liable for a bar shooting or another violent crime. In fact, the victim’s attorney also must prove that the crime that occurred was reasonably foreseeable in nature. What this means is that if someone is hurt or killed by a bar shooting and it is discovered that the property owner decided not to upgrade security despite recent reports of violence, he or she may be held liable for the crime. Of course, however, there are times when the crime cannot be ruled reasonably foreseeable. Overall, inadequate security must be accompanied by a reasonably foreseeable crime in order for a violent crime victim to bring forth a lawsuit against a business for the shooting.

If you or someone you love has been directly affected by a bar shooting, we strongly recommend that you contact an experienced attorney today. Please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our crime victim attorneys to discuss all legal options on the matter.


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