According to WAVY.com, two people were shot and killed in the parking lot of the Allure nightclub located at 470 Newtown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.
On October 29, 2021 police responded to a call of a double shooting outside of the nightclub. When they arrived they found two deceased victims who had suffered from gun shot wounds. An investigation alleged that an argument began inside the nightclub. Eventually it ended in the parking lot when the suspect pulled a gun from his vehicle and began firing at the victims.
The suspect, Trayvon McCoy, fled the scene but was apprehended later that night. He is facing two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan is an experienced violent crime lawyer who represents victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Kevin has recently shared some of his knowledge on nightclub shooting lawsuits.
"Too often nightclubs and bars have issues with violent crimes. This can range from small verbal altercations to fatal shootings. Knowing this, nightclub owners are legal responsible for securing that their patrons and employees are safe on their property. In fact, nightclub owners are legally required to do all in their power to prevent foreseeable violent crimes."
"Although all nightclub shootings are not foreseeable, many could have been prevented if the nightclub owner had not been negligent. If the club owner neglected to make safety improvements in an effort to reduce the increasing violence around the location, the owner could be considered negligent. Safety improvements might have included hiring security guards, installing cameras, and weapons searches. If a victim or their family feel they may have grounds to pursue legal action, it is recommended that they explore their legal rights with an experienced violent crime lawyer."