According to KVOA News, on Sunday around 8 p.m. police responded to calls about a shooting at Mr. An’s restaurant located on 6091 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704.
The suspected gunman began shooting at the restaurant from the rear parking lot. One person was left with minor injuries after the shooting.
Police have yet to identify a suspect so if you have any information on the incident please contact Pima County Sheriff’s Department at (520) 88-CRIME (27463).
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazin works closely with violent crime victims in civil lawsuits. Mr. Biniazin has generously shared his knowledge of the legal options available to these victims and their families.
It is the legal duty of all commercial property owners to maintain the safety of their patrons and employees. To fulfill this duty, property owners must provide adequate security on site. This may include, but is not limited to, installing video surveillance or hiring security guards. If a property does not have adequate security and a violent crime like a shooting occurs due to negligent security, then the property owner may be held liable for the crime.
With that being said, the shooting must also be proven to have been reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a shooting occurs at a restaurant with a previous history of violent crime, but no security improvements were made, then the crime could be considered reasonably foreseeable. Overall, inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be proven together for a violent crime victim to have grounds for a lawsuit against a property owner.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a similar incident, you are encouraged to contact an experienced crime victim attorney to discuss the potential legal options available to you.