Lack of Security? – Man, 24, Critically Injured and 12-Year-Old Grazed by Bullet After 80 Rounds Fired at Apartment Complex in Parkland, WA
The incident occurred early Tuesday morning, around 4 a.m. The victim was shot while he was on his back patio located in the 10400 block of Steele St S in Parkland, WA. The man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Detectives found 80 shell casings. There may have been more than one shooter, and this shooting may have been gang-related. Google reviews for apartment complexes near the shooting suggest this is a high-crime area.
Investigation and Questions
Because details are so limited, many important questions remain about this incident. As they pertain to a civil case, the victims might have important questions, and areas of investigation might include:
- Who was the intended target of this shooting, if any?
- Did the shooter have a significant criminal history?
- Was the shooter a tenant or a known person at this apartment complex?
- Did any of the victims know the shooter?
- What were security measures in place at the Apartment Complex?
- Where, precisely, were shots fired from?
- What is the history of crime at the Apartment Complex?
These questions can help paint a clearer picture of why this incident occurred and whether it should have been prevented. As gun violence continues to be a problem in this apartment complex, answers and understanding can help prevent future gun violence in the community.
How to Prevent Violence and Crime at Apartment Complexes?
Legal contributor Attorney Danny Dalton, an experienced wrongful death lawyer, has represented many families of those killed or injured by the actions or negligence of others. Mr. Dalton offered the following commentary on this situation:
“Owners and property managers can and should take reasonable steps to help prevent violence on their properties – for example, adequate lighting, controlled-access gates, fences, courtesy officers, security patrols, off-duty officers, trespass lists, and cameras can all help to deter crime. It is also important for property owners to request and monitor crime data to get a better idea of what is happening at and around the property so that they can evaluate what security measures are necessary. Owners and managers should request for the 9-1-1 calls for service logs, crime grids, and actual police reports. You can’t prevent all crime, but property owners should certainly take steps to discourage it from occurring on the property and risking tenants.”
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