Posted: Jul 8, 2014 10:25 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jul 8, 2014 10:25 PM
BAKER- A lawsuit has been filed over a deadly shooting at the Baker Civic Club earlier this year.
The suit targets the owners of the club, the entertainment company involved in setting up the party, and the Baker Police Chief. According to court documents, Javaughn Simmons, who was injured in a shooting at the facility on March 28, believes not enough was done to stop the violence before it happened.
Nakeydran Williams, 16, is charged in the attack where three people were shot and killed and Simmons, the fourth person shot, survived.
"A reasonable person should have been able to recognize by the advertisement for the event that it was foreseeable that security would have been needed," attorneys wrote in the lawsuit. The filing suggests violence among teens is a growing, uncontrollable problem in the parish.
Simmons seeks medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering as well as emotional distress.
City leaders are trying to decide how they can get a better handle on parties that have the potential to become out of control.
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