According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of the BP located at 504 Bates St, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Police responded to a call at 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, January 1, 2022. They arrived at the gas station in the Carondelet neighborhood and found a man with a gunshot wound to his head dead in the parking lot. Police are still investigating to determine the events that led up to the shooting and any leads on a suspect.
Attorney contributor Ryan Frazier represents shooting victims and the families of fatally shot victims. As an experienced gun crimes injury attorney, he has helped victims determine if they can file a lawsuit for gas station shooting injuries and deaths.
"Many victims of gas station shootings may not be aware that the premises liability law was intended to hold property owners, such as gas stations, accountable for the safety of their patrons and staff. Sadly, violent crimes can occur anywhere, and if a shooting occurs on the gas station owner's property, they can be held responsible if someone is injured or, worse, killed. Gas station owners should maintain security measures in order to reduce violent crimes from occurring. For instance, well-lit parking lots and cameras with video surveillance will help deter crimes, such as shootings. When these basic security measures are not provided, the gas station owner may be deemed negligent. Victims injured on properties with negligent security may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit."
"Victims or families of victims killed in gas station shootings should have an experienced gun crimes injury attorney review their possible case to help them determine their best legal course of action. By filing a civil lawsuit, shooting victims and their families can get the financial compensation they deserve."