According to WUSA9.com, on October 31st around 9 p.m., a disagreement broke out between two groups of people inside Room 301 Hookah lounge located on 2177 Crain Highway in Waldorf, Maryland.
Police claim that the argument escalated and that shots were fired. Four people were shot and transported by helicopter to the hospital.
One person died and three others were in serious condition.
No information about a suspect or any arrests has been released.
Attorney contributor Aaron Blank has represented numerous victims of shootings and their families in civil lawsuits. Aaron has provided his insight on the rights of victims shot on commercial property.
Every commercial property owner has a legal duty to keep their patrons and employees safe while on their property. To ensure this safety, owners must provide adequate security measures which may include hiring security guards. If someone is injured on their property and proper security was not provided, the victim and their family may have grounds for a lawsuit.
In addition to inadequate security, the victim’s lawyer must be able to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. A crime may be deemed reasonably foreseeable if previous crimes recently occurred on or around the property, and the owner did not improve security.