ABC 7 has reported that a shooting occurred just outside Safari Land located at 701 W North Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181.
On Saturday, November 13, 2021, at around 7 p.m., 25-year-old Meco Norris allegedly fired multiple gunshots at the indoor amusement park. He struck one victim three times; in the shoulder, chest, and elbow. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment and released later that same day.
Meco was apprehended after fleeing the scene. He is facing criminal charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, in addition to reckless discharge of a firearm.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a violent crime lawyer who represents shooting victims in civil court cases. Brian has shared his knowledge below for those who may find themselves victims of shootings. His commentary discusses who can be held liable for gunshot wound compensation.
"Across the nation, premises liability law help to determine who might be liable for crimes that take place on commercial property, including amusement parks. Property owners can be legally accountable for providing a level of security for their customers and staff. This could include having a well-lit environment, video cameras, and even private security. If a crime occurs and the property lacks in security, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries or deaths."
"When victims of shootings, and other violent crimes, retain the expertise of a violent crime lawyer, the lawyer will analyze the crime to see if it was foreseeable or preventable. If an attorney can prove that the crime in question was reasonably foreseeable, the property owner may be responsible for compensating the victim. A reasonably foreseeable crime can include crime that takes place when a property fails to upgrade its security despite knowing about an uptick in recent criminal activity near the area. This failure to provide for their patrons' wellbeing can lead to the property owner being found negligent in a civil court case."