ST. LOUIS – A patron shot at a St. Louis nightclub alleges the business negligently allowed guests to carry firearms at its premises.
Joseph Kirkwood filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in the St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Mood Dessert Bar & Lounge LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on April 4, the plaintiff was an invitee at defendant's Mood bar and nightclub when a fight broke between its security staff and guests. During the fight, the suit states the plaintiff was struck by a bullet that was fired from a patron's firearm.
The plaintiff holds Mood Dessert Bar & Lounge LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently permitted its patrons to carry firearms onto its premises and failed to provide adequate security to control the dangerous patrons.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount greater than $25,000 and all other relief that is proper and just. He is represented by Gary K. Burger of Burger Law in St. Louis.
St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court case number 1822-CC11650