Man Injured In Tinley Park LA Fitness Shooting
Unsafe Premises - December 15, 2023
Man Critically Injured In Tinley Park Shooting At LA Fitness At 18400 Convention Dr
TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS (December 15, 2023) – A man has been critically injured in a Tinley Park shooting at the LA Fitness on Convention Drive.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place on Thursday night. Two men were having an argument after a basketball game.
The altercation continued into the parking lot of an LA Fitness. Police believe that one man went to his car to retrieve a gun before shooting the victim several times.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
The shooter was taken into custody and charges are pending. A full investigation into the LA Fitness shooting remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Tinley Park Gym Shootings
The United States has one of the highest instances of deaths and injuries from shootings. According to the Pew Research Center, “More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2021 than in any other year on record, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That included record numbers of both gun murders and gun suicides.” There are a number of steps that businesses should take to prevent shootings on their premises.
- All businesses should conduct a security assessment to identify vulnerabilities.
- In certain situations, businesses should implement access control measures.
- Businesses may need to hire security guards in high risk industries.
Depending on the facts of any case, a building owner or business could be liable for injuries on their premises. Businesses have a legal obligation to protect guests from reasonably foreseeable sources of harm. This includes harm from criminal acts. When a business fails to protect guests from foreseeable sources of harm, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any shooting at a private business.
- The police report of the incident should be reviewed.
- The history of similar incidents at the location should be understood.
- Medical records related to the incident should be preserved.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any assault at a gym or private business. Victims may be left with high medical bills and need to take extensive time off of work. It is important that assault victims understand that they do have rights. Any person that is injured in an assault at an LA Fitness or other gym may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating Tinley Park Shootings
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the man injured in this Tinley Park LA Fitness shooting. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other incidents like this.
Do you need more information about a Tinley Park shooting? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, investigation into any incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.