According to CBS New York, there was a shooting outside Starlet’s Gentlemen's Club located at
The shooting occurred shortly before 3 am on June 14th. Police reported a group of men got into an argument outside of the club, which led to the shooting.
A 32-year-old was shot in the leg during the dispute, and a 25-year-old was shot in the right arm. Both victims were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.
There have not been any arrests following the altercation. The incident is still under investigation.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville, an experienced violent crimes attorney, represents numerous victims of shootings in civil lawsuits. Below, Laurence shares insight on the legal rights of victims shot outside a club.
"Club owners have a legal obligation to protect the patrons on and around their property and must do their best to uphold their protection. Property owners should implement security measures to ensure safety. Security measures include guards, strong lighting, attentive staff, and more. Property owners might be held liable for violent crimes that occur on their property if they failed to implement adequate security measures.”
“When violent crimes occur on commercial property, often they can be the result of negligence on behalf of a third party, for example, a property owner. If a crime is reasonably foreseeable, a club owner could be deemed negligent. An example of a foreseeable crime is if crime rates increased in the area of the club, but the property owner does not improve security measures. When foreseeable crimes occur, the property owner could be deemed negligent in a court of law. Victims involved in negligent crimes should learn their full legal rights by securing the services of an experienced violent crime attorney.