While the number of crimes that involve guns in Atlanta may be difficult to locate, it is known that violent crime places the city among one of the most dangerous when it comes to “safe” cities in which to live. Atlanta has seen a rise in mass shootings and gun fatalities, though the statistics are not unique to the city alone.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there were multiple mass shootings across Georgia, including within Atlanta, in 2016. In the city alone, five people were injured due to gun violence on March 15, 2016. It is thought that those injured were innocent bystanders. A connected series of shootings left five more people injured on May 14, 2016.
Additionally, one person was fatally wounded and four more injured at a biker club in the city on June 26, 2016. Three children and one adult were shot on August 30, 2016. All of these people were victims of crime that should not have occurred. Whether or not they sought compensation as victims of crime is not known, but that is a right that people in Atlanta have.
Any person who is wounded by gunfire in Atlanta and is considered the victim of crime has the legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence in the city, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. You may have the right to various forms of damages due to the incident.