According to Aljazeera, there were reports of "multiple shooting calls throughout the city” coming in late Sunday night from Chief Officer Willaims of Springfield Police Department. The calls came in shortly before officers responded to a reported vehicle that had crashed into a Kum & Go Petrol Station and Convenience Store.
Officer Williams shared “ the armed attacker ran into the store and opened fire, killing three citizens and one police officer. The gunman was also found dead supposedly as a result of suicide.”
The first two responding officers at the scene were shot. Other officers that arrived after, were able to safely pull the two officers down, away from the store. One officer died at the hospital due to his injuries and the other sustained non-life threatening injuries along with another citizen.
No motive has yet to be determined and identities of the other victims have not been released, as the police are still investigating the case.
Attorney Reed Martens has represented those whose lives were affected by violent crimes, including those wondering 'Can I sue for being shot?" During such a difficult time, getting legal counsel will help and Mr. Martens is there to be your representative on the legal process and what choices you have at your fingertips.
Business and property owners are responsible for their visitors’ protection and health. Providing appropriate security measures such as surveillance cameras, is one form of ensuring the safety of guests. Legal issues can arise for the property or business owner if any crime is committed on their premises, resulting in victims sustaining injury or harm” explains Martens.
“If there was inadequate security at the time of the crime, an individual may be considered negligent. In order to prove negligence, it must be proven that the offense that contributed to the injury was fairly foreseeable. Fore certain cases, comparable illegal activity needs to have taken place on the same grounds to be deemed probable. This is exactly what a violent crime attorney aims to do for their client” states Mr. Martens.
Victims of such violent crimes are frequently entitled to reimbursement, which includes all incurred medical costs and other losses caused by the incident. Whether you or someone you love have been the victim of gun violence, please contact our team today to talk to an experienced lawyer to learn more about your legal options.