According to ABC 30, a shooting occurred at a Tulare Hotel on March 2nd.
At around 2:30 am, police were brought to the Hampton Inn Hotel in the Fresno area. A woman was found inside a room with at least one visible gunshot wound.
The victim’s current state has not been released; however, she was rushed to the local hospital for proper care. The suspect description is still being worked on, and hotel surveillance is being used to gather more information.
Attorney contributor, Bobby Thompson, who has experience with violent crimes, represents the victims of shootings. Bobby below explains the legal rights of victims who have been shot and wounded inside a hotel.
“Hotels must take the responsibility of protecting their customers very seriously while people are within their property lines. These legal obligations should cause them to take up safety measures like cameras, security guards, alert front desk workers, and upgraded room key locks. If these elements are not in place, hotels and their administration may be considered liable for crimes that occur on their property.”
“Negligence is often a contributor when it comes to violent crimes on certain properties. If a shooting is seen as foreseeable, it may be because a hotel has not done its own part to keep patrons entirely safe. When shootings are continuously occurring in the area, hotels and other businesses should ensure that these crimes will not be happening in their vicinity. The combination of predictable crimes and negligent businesses can eventually result in grounds for a civil lawsuit. This is when an experienced law attorney can come into play and allow victims to explore all their options.”