According to NBC News, there was a shooting at BellaVista located at 110 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202.
Police reported they arrived at the scene just after 9:30 pm on June 20th to investigate a shooting. When police arrived at the scene, they found one man, 27-years-old, was shot on the rooftop of BellaVista. Soon after the shooting, medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
An altercation of sorts led to the shooting, but the police have not established the motive in connection to this crime. The police arrested Jesse Corral, 27-years-old, in connection to the shooting.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crime attorney and represents victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Below, Bobby provided his thoughts on the legal rights of victims wounded during a shooting.
“Bar owners have a legal obligation to uphold the safety of patrons on and around their property. To ensure the safety of all patrons, bar owners should implement adequate security measures. Such measures include, but are not limited to, cameras, guards, and strong lighting. If a bar owner does not provide ample security measures on their property, and a patron is harmed in a violent crime, the property owner may be deemed liable in court."
“In cases of shootings on commercial property, the property owner could be deemed liable. In violent crime cases, if a crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable, the property owner could be deemed liable for negligence. An example of a reasonably foreseeable crime is if crimes rates in the area increased, but the property owner did not implement more security measures. In cases of negligence, a victim and their family should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and receive compensation for damages."