According to KMOV4, a shooting occurred outside the Diamond Music Hall entrance located at 4105 N Cloverleaf Dr, St Peters, MO 63376.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, a man was shot after being asked to leave the bar following a disturbance. Once outside the establishment, he began fighting and was shot. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Earlier that night, rapper 50 Cent performed inside the venue. Police are still investigating the crime and have not made any arrests at this time.
Our attorney contributor Ryan Frazier is an experienced violent crimes lawyer that represents victims of shootings. Ryan highlights the legal rights of victims shot outside a bar.
“Bar owners are legally obligated to provide sufficient safety for their guests on and around their property. To ensure this safety, owners should implement certain levels of security measures. Examples can include security cameras, proper lighting, and hiring trained security guards. If an owner does not maintain adequate safety measures, they could be held liable for crimes that occur on the property.”
“Often when violent crimes occur, they are the result of a negligent third party, such as a property owner. A bar owner could be found negligent if a crime is deemed foreseeable. One example of a foreseeable crime could be if crime rates increased in the area, but the owners did not enforce additional safety measures. In cases of foreseeable crimes, when the owner is found negligent, the victims and their families may have sufficient grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit. Victims should explore their legal options further with an experienced violent crime attorney.”