Is Walmart Responsible? Shooting Incident – Pullman Walmart Parking Lot in Chicago, Illinois – January 4, 2023 – 2 Injured and 1 in Critical Condition
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Pullman Walmart on January 4, 2023. The Pullman Walmart is located at the 10900 block of South Doty Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. There were three individuals who were placing their groceries into their vehicle when a passerby opened fire on them. Chicago PD is investigating this incident.
Investigation and Questions
Because details are so limited, many important questions remain about this incident. As they pertain to a civil case for injuries sustained from a shooting at a commercial property, important questions and areas of investigation might include:
- What lead up to the shooting?
- Did any of the victims and the shooters know each other or have a prior history?
- Did the shooter(s) have a significant criminal history?
- What security measures did the Pullman Walmart have in place to prevent something like this?
- Who were the shooters intending to shoot?
These questions can help clarify why this incident occurred and whether it should have been prevented. As gun violence, continues to be a problem in this area, answers and understanding can help prevent future gun violence in the community.
Chicago’s Gun Violence Continues to Soar
Senseless gun violence continues to rise in Chicago. Shopping centers and parking lots are known hot spots for violence. On average, around 1,363 people are tragically shot and killed in Illinois annually. According to Chicago PD’s year-end report, District 05 experienced a 31% increase in shooting incidents from 2021 to 2022. In the week of December 26, 2022, through January 1, 2023, in District 05 alone, there were 8 reported shooting incidents.
Chicago has been plagued with gun violence for decades. What can be done to further prevent these egregious acts of violence from continuing? While solving the problem around gun rights and restrictions may be a part of the long game, there are faster ways community members can seek justice, protection, and relief.
What Can Businesses Do to Combat the Violence?
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced wrongful death lawyer, has represented many families of those killed or injured by the actions or negligence of others. Mr. Mickelsen offered the following commentary on Georgia’s growing violence:
“Businesses play an important part in addressing Chicago’s gun violence problem. Far too often, business owners allow crime, loitering, vandalism, and drug activity to happen on their property without addressing it. What appears to be a non-violent crime, in a matter of seconds, can turn deadly. This is precisely why businesses should maintain open lines of communication with local law enforcement. Request the crime stats. Stay informed about what happens on your property. Trespass loiters and dangerous persons. Maintain adequate lighting. Clean up the graffiti. Install cameras that actually work. And hire a security guard where necessary.”
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