St. Petersburg police believe gun shots fired at the Onyx Premium Nightclub may have left one man injured last night, but they can’t be sure.
The apparent victim arrived at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg shortly after police were called to the club about 3:15 a.m. According to reports, the 31-year-old refused to tell police how he ended up with a gunshot wound in his right leg.
No one else at the club or nearby it was able to provide police with details.
The same club, under its former name, The Scene, was the site of a February 2012 shooting where at least one man was injured. Following that incident, at least three negligence claims were filed against the club’s former owners in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court.
When people go out to bars and nightclubs in Tampa and St. Petersburg, they expect to enjoy their evening and have a good time. Unfortunately, there are too many times when a night out on the town ends in a violent attack, unnecessary injuries, beatings, shootings and even death. In certain situations, people may have been subjected to unreasonably dangerous conditions that harmed them. If you have been the victim of an act of violence that caused a terrible injury at a nightclub or bar, a Tampa Negligent Security Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help.
Under the law of premises liability, owners and supervisors of nightclubs and bars can be held liable for any violent crimes that occur on their property, including shootings, accidents, assaults, injuries and wrongful death. Bar security staff, bouncers, restaurant and bar managers and other employees may also be held accountable for violent acts when extreme force is used.
If you or someone you love was the victim of an attack, beating, shooting, accident, injury or even death at a nightclub or bar, you may be infuriated and unsure of how to obtain justice. Opportunely, the law allows those who have been the victims of nightclub or bar negligence to seek compensation for damages including past, present and future medical care needs, lost past and future wages, emotional pain and suffering, hospital and ambulance bills and other expenses through what is known as a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a Tampa Negligent Security and Premises Liability Lawyer at Whittel & Melton today for a free confidential case evaluation online or call us in Tampa at 813-221-3200 or St. Petersburg at 727-823-0000. Because time limits apply when filing injury or wrongful death claims, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.