A peaceful gangster rap concert in Wallingford, Connecticut was unexpectedly rocked by violence last December. Following the end of a Meek Mill rap concert two individuals were killed and two more injured during a mass shooting event in the parking lot. Now, families of the victims as well as the injured victims themselves are filing suit against the rapper and the venue for failing to provide a safe space for their entertainment.
From the Courant:
The lawsuit alleges that Oakdale and concert promoters didn’t provide enough security or take measures to control the crowd even though they were aware other Meek Mill’s concerts had ended in gun violence.
“With song titles like ‘body count’ and ‘oh kill’em’ that praise indiscriminate killing and mayhem, the potential for tragic incidents like this should have been properly anticipated and planned for by Meek Mill, his concert promoters and the Oakdale Theatre,” Faxon said Tuesday.
The victims of this shooting are attempting to make the argument that the rapper and the venue should have reasonably known that violence was likely to break out and increased security accordingly, holding them accountable for the shooting. Meanwhile the person who pulled the trigger remains at large and the police have no suspects.
The advice for our readers remains the same as always: avoid getting yourself into situations that seem likely to end in violence.