Shots Fired, 4 Injured at Stockton Sports Bar
Four men suffered gunshot wounds in a shooting inside of a bar in southeast Stockton early Sunday morning. The shooting happened at El Tahur Sports Bar, located at 2539 E. Main Street, at around 1:30 a.m. Police believe that some type of disturbance at the bar led to the shooting.
All four victims, who have not been identified, were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. One of the four men was listed in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon and the other three are expected to survive their injuries.
Police officers, detectives, and evidence technicians were all at the scene late Sunday morning. Police are searching for two men in connection with the shooting and no arrests have yet been made.
Previous Violence at El Tahur Sports Bar
There have been several past incidents of violence at El Tahur Sports Bar.
In July 2012, 33-year-old Francisco Hernandez Jr. was shot and killed at the bar. In October of 2001, 20-year-old Jesus Picazo and 35-year-old Guadalupe Marin were killed in a shooting and a third man was injured. In December 2010, a 25-year-old customer was assaulted by five men after leaving the bar.
Legal Recourse for Victims of Bar Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps bar shooting victims and their families explore their legal options in the civil justice system. Here are some of his thoughts on the legal options available to these victims and their families:
Bar owners are responsible for maintaining the safety of their properties, which includes providing a reasonable standard of security in order to protect their patrons and employees from the threat of violent crime. In some bar shooting cases, the shooting may have been prevented if it weren’t for inadequate security. In these types of cases, victims of the shooting and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
Establishing negligence in a bar shooting case is a complicated process. If you or someone you love has recently been injured or killed in a shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim lawyer.