Police Investigating Fatal Shooting at Gable House Bowl
Police are still searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting that left four dead and three injured at Gable House Bowl on January 4. Police responded to reports of shots fired at the bowling alley on the 22000 block of Hawthorne Boulevard shortly before midnight on Friday. Witnesses said that gunshots were fired during a dispute between two large groups of people.
Three men were killed in the shooting – 20-year-old Michael Radford, 28-year-old Robert Meekins, and 28-year-old Astin Edwards. These three victims all died at the scene.
Two of the four people injured in the shooting were hospitalized. Two others decided to seek their own medical attention.
Legal Recourse for Shooting Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney is a former criminal prosecutor who now represents crime victims and their families in civil lawsuits. We’ve asked him to share some information regarding the legal options available to shooting victims and their families:
When a shooting happens at a place of business or another public place, there are many difficult concerns to address in the aftermath. The police must investigate the shooting and arrest the perpetrator, the victims must get the medical assistance and support they need, and in some situations, the property owner must also be held accountable for failing to prevent the shooting.
In some cases, shooting only occur because of property owner negligence – such as inadequate security. In order for a property owner to be considered negligent, legal counsel must prove that the shooting was reasonably foreseeable. For example, a shooting might be considered reasonably foreseeable if a business had a previous history of shootings or other violent incidents. In this example, the property owner could be considered negligent if he or she failed to institute safety measures to reduce the risk of future violence – such as hiring security guards.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a shooting at a bar, nightclub, or another business, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.