Shots Fired During Fight in Calle Ocho Parking Lot
Four people were wounded by gunshots and shrapnel during a fight outside of a bar in a shopping center at the corner of 31st and Mingo on Saturday, October 6. Police were called to Club Calle Ocho after 2 a.m. on Saturday on reports of a fight and shooting. Officers say that a fight broke out in the parking lot as the club was closing down for the night.
According to the police, a young man pulled out a gun and fired 7 or 8 shots into a crowd during the fight. Two people outside of the club were hit and two others were hit by shrapnel inside of the club. All injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
Police believe that one man fired shots into the air in an attempt to stop the fight, before a second man fired into the crowd and wounded the victims.
Police have a video of the shooting and the suspects, along with 20 witness statements.
Tulsa Police say that they’ve responded to disturbances inside and outside of the club in the past.
Are Club Owners Liable For Shootings?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of bar and nightclub shootings get the financial compensation they deserve. Here is his perspective on bar and nightclub owner liability for shootings and stabbings:
Owning a bar or nightclub is a privilege, and with that privilege comes the responsibility to make sure the business is safe. Protecting against the risk of foreseeable violent crime is part of this responsibility. When a bar or club owner fails to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of foreseeable violent crime, the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
For example, a club owner could be sued for a shooting if the club had a history of violent incidents, but the club owner did not address this issue to prevent future incidents. Some preventative measures might include hiring security guards and searching guests for weapons.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed during a shooting at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney.