Fatal Shooting of 17-Year-Old at Hotel Party
On March 25th, a Saturday night, police were called out to the Platinum Hotel in Las Vegas. According to initial reports, officers received calls about a shooting situation at around 9:17 P.M.
When authorities arrived at the hotel, they discovered an ongoing birthday party being hosted by an 18-year-old. In the room, police found a 17-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound. The minor, who was later identified as Omarion Wilson, was promptly rushed out to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Unfortunately, he was declared deceased at around 10 P.M.
Authorities who stayed behind at the hotel to investigate stated that Wilson was shot inside a fifth-floor guestroom. Reports suggest that multiple people were inside the room enjoying a birthday party when the shooting occurred.
Several individuals began to show up to the room to enjoy the festivities, but some of those guests were reportedly not invited. When these uninvited guests were confronted, an altercation broke out. Eventually, a firearm was discharged, and Wilson was fatally wounded.
The suspect allegedly fled the scene, and no one has been arrested or identified, yet.
Who is Liable for a Hotel Shooting Death?
When an act of intentional violence causes a fatality, the surviving loved ones of the victim will unjustly suffer not only emotionally but also financially, too. That’s because the loved ones or relatives of the victim will usually have to step up and cover the immediate costs of a funeral, burial, estate closing costs, medical bills prior to their loved one’s passing, and more.
If you’ve ever lost a loved one, then you know how much more devastation this financial stress can cause.
One hopeful fact is that the legal system does provide legal recourse in these wrongful death situations. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the fatality, a number of people may be held partially liable for the financial losses you’re enduring. The perpetrator of the crime, for instance, can be held liable in civil court for all your financial losses as a result of their actions.
Sometimes, though, another party’s negligence contributes to the fatality, too. In the case above, it might be worth investigating whether the hotel would share any liability for failing to secure the safety of their guests.
To learn more about your legal options, it makes the most sense to consult with an attorney about what happened. Schedule a consultation with our lawyers now to learn more about how we can help.
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