Investigation Continues For Shooting at Tortilleria Flores
CBS13 claims that on November 8th police were dispatched to Tortilleria Flores located on 120 Percy Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991 for reports of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was hospitalized for his life-threatening injuries. According to the police, it was a dispute between the victim and the suspect that led to the shooting.
The alleged suspect, Victor Esquivel, fled the scene before police arrived. However, he was arrested the next day on charges of attempted murder.
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Can Restaurant Owners Be Held Liable For Violent Crime on Their Properties?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of www.CrimeVictim.Attorney represents violent crime victims and their families in civil cases. Mr. Kent has offered some of his legal insight on the matter below.
“It is important to understand that property owners legally have to provide adequate security on their premises in order to keep their patrons and employees safe from preventable dangers. Adequate security may include things like video surveillance and sufficient lighting in parking lots. Sometimes property owners do not offer adequate security and as a result of their negligence patrons may be affected by shootings and other violent crimes. If a patrons becomes a victim of violent crime due to inadequate security, then he or she may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner,” explains Mr. Kent.
“However, the victim’s attorney needs to go beyond just showing that inadequate security was in place. The attorney must also prove that the crime that occurred was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a restaurant owner was aware that violent crime was on the rise in the area, chose not to improve security measures and someone was injured during a shooting, then the crime may be deemed reasonably foreseeable. Overall the crime victim attorney must prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable and that inadequate security was the cause,” states Mr. Kent.
If you or someone you loved has fallen victim to a restaurant shooting, you can reach out to an experienced attorney today to discuss the potential legal options available to you.
Location of Tortilleria Flores in Yuba City, California
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