Inadequate Security? Talib Ahmed, 18, Shot Dead and Salman Ahmed Wounded at 7-Eleven in Millcreek, UT
Local news reports that Talib Ahmed and Salman Ahmed were shot outside a 7-Eleven at 4051 South State Street in Millcreek, Utah. The shootings occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11. Police charged Houssein Musse, 18, with first-degree murder. Police found Musse with firearms in his backpack. Security footage shows that Musse, Talib Ahmed, Salman Ahmed, and others were in a physical altercation before shots were fired.
Google Reviews of 7-Eleven suggest that people loitering outside of the gas station has been a problem in the past.
What can business owners do to protect their customers from increasing violence at gas stations and convenience stores?
Legal contributor, Attorney Danny Dalton, an experienced crime victim lawyer, represents crime victims and gunshot victims injured or killed in shootings, stabbings, and assaults at commercial and residential properties.
“Gas stations are increasingly becoming danger zones – hots spots for violent crime. There appears to be an increase in reported carjackings, shootings, and assaults at gas stations throughout the country. As our law firm has investigated these incidents, we have found that gas stations in smaller cities and rural areas are often gathering places for people in the area. These gatherings then turn into loitering, often drinking or drug abuse follow, and if left alone, the gatherings then turn violent.”
Dalton adds, “Owners can, and should, take steps to prevent and stop the crime from escalating at their gas stations. They should install quality exterior and interior cameras, regularly monitor those cameras, remove loiters on the property, maintain a criminal trespass list, and if necessary, hire an off-duty officer to patrol the premises.”
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