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Torrance, CA - Shooting Outside the Del Amo Fashion Center Mall Leaves Three Injured

Torrance, CA - Shooting Outside the Del Amo Fashion Center Mall Leaves Three Injured
Published: January 6, 2022
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on January 6, 2022

Three Wounded in Shopping Mall Shooting

KTLA has reported a shooting outside the Del Amo Fashion Center located at 3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503. 

Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, police received a report of multiple shots being fired in the mall parking lot near BJ's Restaurant. They arrived to find several shell casings from the gunfire but no victims or suspected shooters. Later they reported that three victims had checked themselves into a local hospital, including one that suffered a bullet grazing their head. 

The investigation is still ongoing, but reports have included that a carjacking and a robbery were reported around the same time at the south end of the parking lot near Dave & Busters. The suspects are believed to have fled the shooting and carjacked an unharmed victim. Witnesses said three or four suspects were seen driving the stolen black SUV. 

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Can I Sue for Being Shot Outside of a Shopping Mall?

Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson works closely with shopping mall shooting victims and their families in civil cases. Bobby provided some insight on the legal rights of mall shooting victims and their families, including when a mall can be held liable for shootings

"Shopping mall owners and managers have a legal responsibility to provide a level of safety to their customers and vendors. They should ensure that the business property is safe by providing adequate security on site. For example, hiring trained security personnel, installing security monitoring systems, and providing sufficient lighting in the parking lots. Failure to maintain this security may give victims of violent crime grounds to pursue a lawsuit against the shopping mall owner." 

"It is important that the victim's lawyer prove the shooting was reasonably foreseeable in addition to negligent security. A reasonably foreseeable crime could include the property being host to a history of criminal violence and the property owner failing to improve the security. Victims of shopping mall shootings are advised to seek the counsel of an experienced mall shooting victim lawyer to best explore their legal options."

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Editor: Darla is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. She covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Darla: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
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