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An event for teens in ended tragically in the death of two young men, ages 18 and 14, when shots rang out, just as parents were picking up their children from the event. A wrongful death lawsuit has since been filed, alleging claims ranging from negligence to inadequate security.

The shooting occurred outside of a business known Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida. The club, which did not serve alcohol, was promoting and hosting events for teens. On the night in question, two young men died of gunshot wounds and sixteen others were injured, including children as young as 12 years old. Police have since arrested three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting.

Understandably, many of the victims and their families are now represented by attorneys and seeking compensation for their injuries. The men believed to have committed the crime, however, are not the only ones that may have legal responsibility for what happened that night.

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The number of violent crimes committed every year is staggering. Despite being on a historical decline, nearly 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in the United States last year, according to the FBI’s annual report, Crime In The United States, 2015.

This number is even more troublesome when you consider that it represents only 5 types of crimes: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Many states establish funds that assist victims and their families with some forms of compensation, such as paying for a limited amount of medical expenses. However, these funds often allow for a very limited recovery and typically don’t compensate victims for important types of damages, such as pain and suffering.

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The holidays can bring out both the best and worst in people. Point in fact, multiple people were shot during Black Friday sales across America, including at two Tennessee malls. These four separate shootings happened outside of the stores.

In one of the Tennessee attacks, a 21-year-old was critically injured in front of Memphis’s Wolfchase Galleria Mall the night before Black Friday, and the mall had started sales a day early. A 19-year-old identified by witnesses allegedly fired multiple shots in the parking lot. He was arrested for the shooting, but it wasn’t clear what his motive was.

In a Chattanooga attack, two people were wounded outside the mall after a fight inside it on Friday afternoon. One suspect was brought into custody.

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