Recently, Parker Miller, a lawyer in our Atlanta office, reached a confidential settlement with Masquerade, Inc., a large venue in downtown Atlanta, for wrongful death claims stemming from a mass shooting event at a concert. The shooting occurred in November 2017. The hail of gunfire took the lives of 22-year-old Giovan Diaz and 21-year-old Ewell Ynoa. In addition, two other concert-goers were shot, although they were expected to make a recovery from their wounds.
Masquerade is a multi-room performance venue in Underground Atlanta, and the shooting took place just as the main act was beginning in the “Hell” venue. The settlement amount is confidential and serves to resolve all claims against Masquerade, with Sony remaining as the lone defendant in the pending case. Parker had this to say:
This case was so sad. Ewell and Giovan had their entire lives in front of them. Giovan was a new father, and Ewell was an aspiring talent in the music industry. They were everything to their family, but all of that came crashing to an end in November 2017. It is a miracle that many others were not killed, as there were a lot of people in a confined area where the shooting happened.
Beasley Allen lawyers are investigating or litigating numerous cases involving catastrophic injuries where our clients were criminally victimized due to a property owner or an occupier of the premises.