According to AZ Central, there was a shooting at Zuma Grill located at 605 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Police reported a man in possession of a handgun fired two shots inside the restaurant around 12:45 am on June 12th. When police arrived, the suspect was arrested after being detained by the restaurant security guard.
One woman is suffering non-life-threatening but serious injuries after being shot in the leg. Two other women were hit by bullet fragments and are facing minor injuries.
The suspect has been booked on numerous charges, including aggravated assault. The police did not release any other details.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan, an experienced violent crime attorney licensed in Arizona, represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. Below, Kevin provides insight into the rights of victims wounded during a shooting on bar property.
“Bar owners have a legal duty to protect people on and around their property and should implement security measures to provide a safe environment. An example of security measures, but there are more, are well-lit parking lots and cameras. If someone is injured on commercial property, they should question if ample security was in place at the time. Victims of bar shootings may have grounds for a civil lawsuit due to negligence on behalf of the bar owner.”
“In addition to a bar owner being negligent, the crime must be deemed reasonably foreseeable, for example, if crimes had recently occurred in the area, but the property owner did not increase security. In bar shootings, victims should acquire the services of an experienced violent crimes attorney to explore all their legal options. Nonetheless, victims and their families should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit if their lawyer can prove the crime was foreseeable and the property owner was negligent.”