One Person Killed In Shooting At Roseland Dollar General on South Michigan Avenue
Unsafe Premises - February 1, 2023
One Man Killed In Roseland, Chicago Dollar General Shooting Along South Michigan Avenue
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (February 1, 2023) – A man has tragically died in a shooting at Roseland, Chicago Dollar General along the 11000 block of South Michigan Avenue.
Cook County officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:43 p.m. on Thursday. A man was in the Dollar General when he was shot by an assailant that entered the store.
Paramedics were called to the scene at the Dollar General in order to help the victim. The injured man was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.
Despite life-saving measures, he later died due to the severe nature of his injuries. It remains unclear if anyone has been placed into custody.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Store Shootings
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured in shootings across Chicago each year. According to WTTW, “While Chicago is on pace for more than 600 homicides in 2022, the number of shootings and killings through the first half of the year are both down more than 10% compared to each of the last two years, according to police.” There are a number of steps that should be taken after any shooting.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Pursuant to Illinois Civil Statute (740 ILCS 130/1), property owners have a duty of care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition and must take measures to protect entrants from defects on their property. This includes taking measures to protect guests from violent crime. There are a number of ways that a store may have acted negligently and contributed to a fatal shooting.
- The store owner failed to provide reasonably adequate security measures.
- The store owner failed to take reasonable action to prevent the risk of harm or deter robberies.
- The store owner may have failed to employ security personnel.
The level of security that a store may need will typically depend on a variety of factors. This includes the level of crime in the area the store is located. It may also include the history of any previous assaults at the store. The family of any person that is killed while at a Chicago store may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is extremely important that all evidence related to the incident is properly preserved.
Investigating A Chicago Store Shooting
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man killed at this Dollar General. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The person responsible for this should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It is never too late to do the right thing.
Do you need more information about a Dollar General shooting? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that crime victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any particular incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.