GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Lavish Lounge and others following a July shooting which left two people dead and eight others hurt.
The estate of Mykala Bell, one of two people killed in the shooting, accuses the owner of the nightclub, an employee, rapper Foogiano, and promoter Gucci Mane of failing to take proper measures to ensure safety and to protect her from “foreseeable third-party criminal attacks.”
The suit claims that Bell was caught in the crossfire and killed.
Bell, a 23-year-old mother of two, died at the hospital following the shooting.
The lawyer representing the estate of Mykala Bell, Danny Dalton, told 7News Tuesday that her family hopes the lawsuit will bring closure.
“The family here is really looking first for answers, what happened and how could something like this have happened to such an innocent and good person?” Dalton said. “And number two: a sense of justice and closure in holding those responsible for the failures here accountable for what they did. Obviously the criminal investigation will take its course, but there are other parties involved that bear responsibility here.”
51-year-old security guard Clarence Sterling Johnson was also killed in the July 5 shooting.