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Unsafe property? Negligent Security? Shooting at Columbiana Centre Mall in Columbia, South Carolina

Posted By Danny Dalton | April 16 2022 | Negligent Security

Shooting at Columbiana Mall Leaves Several Injured

Saturday afternoon on April 16, 2022, shots rang out inside Columbiana Centre Mall off of Harbison Boulevard in Columbia, South Carolina. Local news outlets report that shots were fired, and multiple people are injured. The extent of the injuries is unknown. The Columbia Police Department tweeted, “Employees inside the mall who were told to shelter in place for safety, law enforcement officers will come to you as a protected escort. DO NOT leave a store until told to do so by proper authorities.”

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office has set up a reunification site at the Fairfield Inn at 320 Columbiana Drive. Parts of I-26 near Harbison, South Carolina are closed. The mall has been evacuated. The investigation is ongoing.

Who Can Be Held Liable After a Shooting At a Mall?

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced crime victim lawyer, represents crime victims and gunshot victims injured or killed in shootings, stabbings, and assaults at shopping malls, gas stations, convenience stores, motels, hotels, and other commercial properties.

“Owners and managers of shopping malls have a legal responsibility to keep the premises safe and protect patrons from foreseeable harm. Malls are encouraged to provide trained and professional security officers to patrol the premises. Malls can also hire off-duty officers to help deter crime. Malls have also implemented youth supervision policies to discourage loitering and fighting.”

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented dozens of gunshot and assault victims. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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