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Rio Nightclub in Watertown NY

Rio Nightclub in Watertown NY, where 5 people were shot on November 3.

31-Year-Old Man Charged in Rio Nightclub Shooting

On Saturday, November 3, police charged Julio Landron-Sanchez with five counts of second-degree assault and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in connection with a shooting that left five people wounded at Rio Nightclub that morning. He was arraigned on Saturday at around 1 p.m., with his bail set at $50,000.

Five people were hospitalized following the shooting at the nightclub on Franklin Street at around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday. All five were transported to Samaritan Medical Center, and one was transferred to Upstate Medical in Syracuse. All five were eventually released.

According to the police, the victims were between ages 19 and 23. The shooting is said to have occurred outside of the club near a wooden fence. Investigators found the handgun used in the shooting in a backyard off Franklin Street.

When Are Nightclub Owners Liable For Shootings?

Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of preventable shootings get justice and support in cases involving property owner negligence. Here are some of his thoughts on nightclub owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents:

Owning property comes with many responsibilities, least of which is making sure that the property is safe from preventable dangers. Nightclub owners and other property owners have a legal duty to guard against the risk of foreseeable violent crime. When a violent incident occurs due to a failure to meet this legal duty, that property owner could potentially be held liable for damages by the victims and their families.

In some cases, property owner negligence like inadequate security plays a role in failing to prevent a violent crime.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed during a violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you can learn more about your legal options by speaking to one of our experienced crime victim attorneys.

Location of Rio Nightclub in Watertown, NY

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About Jeff Gibson

Attorney Contributor:

Jeff Gibson is a partner at Wagner Reese, an Indiana-based law firm that practices in the areas of Dram Shop liability, negligent security, and in the representation of survivors of child and adult sexual abuse.

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