According to Delaware.gov, a shooting took place at the Sunoco gas station located at 1950 Maryland Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805.
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, at around 6:14 a.m., troopers arrived at the scene after a man was shot. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but died from the gunshot wounds.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is still investigating the shooting but believes that two suspects entered the gas station and began to fire shots. Anyone with information is urged to reach out to them.
Attorney contributor Phil Edwards is an experienced violent crimes lawyer who represents victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. During a recent interview, Phil highlighted some legal options for victims injured in gas station shootings.
"Gas station owners are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for those on and around their business property. To fully ensure the safety of their patrons and staff, gas stations owners should implement an adequate level of safety measures, including strong lighting and surveillance cameras. If the property does not offer adequate safety measures during a violent crime, the owner could be held liable based on their negligence."
"If a victim is shot at a gas station, they have the right to inquire if the owner exhausted all measures to prevent the crime. If they did not, the owner could be deemed responsible in a civil lawsuit. Additionally, if a crime is considered reasonably foreseeable, then the property owner could be found liable. One example of a crime that is foreseeable could include crime rates in the area rising but the property owner failing to add to their security. Gas station shooting victims and their families should explore the services of an experienced violent crime lawyer to understand all their legal options better. In some cases of negligence, victims may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and could even receive compensation."