According to Wesh 2 News, a shooting occurred outside the LIT Cigar & Martini Lounge located at 908 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602.
Just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2022, two groups were being kicked out of the bar for a fight inside. While security was escorting them, one man pulled out a revolver from his car and opened fire. One man was shot and killed. Six others were shot, including four men and two women.
Attorney contributor, Michael Haggard, represents victims in lounge shooting lawsuits in the state of Florida. As an experienced gun crime lawyer, Michael recently answered, "can I sue for being shot at a martini lounge?"
"Business owners of an establishment, such as a lounge or bar, have a legal duty to make sure their property is reasonably safe for both their patrons and their employees. Trained security bouncers, ample lighting, and functional security cameras are a few measures to reduce the risk of preventable dangers, like shootings. The lounge owner could even be held liable if they failed to provide enough security and a crime took place."
"Too many times, bar and lounge security negligence has led to criminal activity like shootings. If a crime was reasonably foreseeable, victims or their surviving family members might be entitled to compensation available through a civil lawsuit. For instance, if crime rates in the area were on the rise, but the lounge owner did not improve its security, the crime could be seen as predictable. A gun crime lawyer can provide legal advice for victims and their families who may be able to file a lawsuit against the lounge owner if the attorney can show that he neglected to prevent the crime."