According to 13 News Now, there was a shooting at Harpoon Larry’s Oyster Bar located at 216 24th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
The Virginia Beach police arrived at the scene after 1 am on June 10th about a shooting at the bar. When police arrived, they found one man suffering a wound from a gunshot in the parking lot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment; his injuries are expected not to be life-threatening.
The shooting occurred after an altercation between Savage and a group as they were leaving a bar. Savage allegedly grabbed the gun from his vehicle and fired at them.
Jordan Michael Savage, 22-years-old has been charged in connection with the shooting. He is currently being held at the Beach City Jail.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. Below, Kevin provides his insight on the legal rights of victims wounded during a shooting on commercial property.
“Bar owners have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment. This means they must ensure the safety of those on and around their property. To provide safety, property owners should implement security measures. An example includes strong lighting, but there are plenty more. If a property owner fails to provide ample security and someone is injured on their bar’s property, they may be deemed liable in a civil lawsuit.”
“A property owner could be deemed liable for negligence in a foreseeable crime. For example, if crime rates increase but a property owner did not update security measures, they may be deemed liable if a crime occurs. Victims and their families should secure the services of a violent crimes attorney to learn about their legal options. In negligence cases, victims may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and receive monetary compensation for damages.”