Syracuse Mall Stabbing Leaves 17-Year-Old Seriously Injured After Attack At Destiny USA
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) – A 17-year-old boy was stabbed and seriously injured after he was attacked at Destiny USA at the Syracuse Mall.
The Syracuse police department was called to the mall after another person reported the stabbing. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the stabbing in order to treat the victim for his injuries.
The victim was transported to the Upstate University Hospital in order to receive further treatment. The suspect involved in the attack was thought to be wearing a black knit hat and dark hooded sweatshirt. He left with another male suspect wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.
This is the second stabbing at Destiny USA in a matter of one week. On March 31, 2018 an 18 year old was stabbed at Destiny USA and that attack remains under investigation.
Just a few months ago on December 20, 2017 another man was stabbed.
Anyone that may have seen what happened can leave an anonymous tip by calling the Syracuse police department at (315) 442-5222.
LIABILITY IN STABBINGS AND ASSAULTS AT DEPARTMENT STORES
Business owners have a responsibility to maintain reasonably safe premises for customers and guests that come to visit. This includes taking steps to protect customers from crime. Not all crime is perfectly foreseeable, but steps can be taken to help reduce the likelihood of crime including hiring security guards and installing cameras. Stores with a history of violence (or that reside in a high crime area) will typically have a greater responsibility to provide customers with security. When a store or mall fails to provide a reasonably safe environment and someone is injured in an attack, they may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were very concerned to hear about the horrific stabbing at the Syracuse Mall. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this attack as he continues to recover. This mall needs to take responsibility for what has happened and help this victim recover. This mall has a history of violence and needs to take additional security measures before more people are injured or killed.
If you or someone that you love has been attacked at Destiny USA you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.