Liberty City nightclub, The Spot, was the scene of a massive shooting on Sunday, September 28th early in the morning. The nightclub which is located at NW 7thave and 64th street in Miami, was hosting a party when gunfire broke out randomly throughout the club. According to sources, 15 people were shot, including many under the age of 21. It was initially reported that the club obtained a liquor license this past April and was legally permitted to serve alcohol until 3 am. Yet, its doors appear to have been open to minors of nearly all ages. In fact, a young girl only 12 years of age was in the nightclub during this shooting. One of those critically wounded was a 15 year old boy.
As the criminal investigation continues, more information about the potential negligent and illegal operations of this business are trickling in. Our Miami Crime Victim Lawyers are keeping a close eye on the criminal investigation and representing one of the innocent shooting victims. Earlier today, news reports were that the club manager was arrested. It was also reported that the club was licensed to operate as a business but not a “nightclub”. Other news reports state that the “Spot” may only have been licensed to sell beer and wine only.
Under Florida common law negligence principals, property owners and operators have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. The latest news reports of numerous violations may be proof of not just ordinary but “gross negligence” under Florida law. This could open the door to potential punitive damages under Florida Statutes 768. 72.
According to sources, there may have been 2 shooters involved. However, no suspects have been arrested. The only lead the police have is that the getaway vehicle may have been a white car.