Owners of Allegheny County stores and restaurants invite customers to visit, shop and buy. As a property owner or leasee, the business promises to provide a reasonable level of security for the invited party. The business owner is responsible for customer safety, including prevention of accidents and violence.
The parents of a 24-year-old Brookline shooting victim have filed a premises liability claim against Oakland's Original Hot Dog Shop. The complaint alleges that the defendant didn't do enough to prevent the plaintiffs' son, a customer, from being killed outside the restaurant. The young man died after he was shot in the back, while running from an early-morning fight between two groups of friends.