1 Dead in Shooting at All City Sports Bar and Grill
The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal shooting that took place outside of a Youngstown sports bar in the early hours of Thursday, November 29. 25-year-old Derrick Franklin was fatally shot at All City Sports Bar and Grill and pronounced dead after being transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at All City at around 1 a.m. After arriving at the bar at 1698 Mahoning Avenue on the west side of the city, officers were told that Franklin had been shot inside the bar and had been driven to Mercy Health by friends or family.
According to hospital officials, Franklin was shot several times and died from these wounds. The Coroner’s Office has not yet released an official cause of death.
Detectives are investigating the shooting, including interviewing people who were at the bar and collecting evidence from the scene. No arrests have been made yet.
Bar Owner Liability For Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents crime victims in civil court, helping them find justice and recover the financial compensation they deserve. We’ve asked him to discuss bar owner liability for shootings and other violent incidents on their properties:
Proper security is a key responsibility for bar and nightclub owners. The owners of these establishments, like all other property owners, are required to do all that they can to keep their properties and their guests safe. Security is part of this legal requirement. When a shooting, stabbing, or another violent incident occurs at a bar, it’s important to determine if the bar’s owners met this legal obligation. A failure to do so could constitute negligence and be grounds for a lawsuit by the victims and their families.
For example, a bar owner might be considered negligent if their bar had a history of violent incidents but no measures were taken to reduce the risk of future violence, such as hiring security guards and requiring guests to be searched for weapons before entering.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed during a violent incident at a bar or nightclub, you have legal rights in both the criminal justice and civil court systems. Consider speaking to an experienced crime victim attorney to learn more about your legal options.