On Thursday morning, February 6, the Cherry Hill Mini Market in Boynton Beach suffered its second fatal shooting in six months.
Boynton Beach police say they responded to a 911 call about the shooting a little after 10 AM. Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead. Police have not yet released his name.
Due to the shooting, nearby Poinciana Elementary School was placed on lock down. No one was injured at the school and the lock down was later lifted. Still, residents in the area were shook at the news of the sudden and shocking violence.
Police later arrested 27-year-old Antwon Bryant and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting.
Cherry Hill Mini Market no stranger to tragedy
Sadly, the Cherry Hill Mini Market is no stranger to tragedy. In October of 2019, two people were shot at the market, one of them fatally. Our law firm is currently representing the family of one of the victims in a lawsuit against the market for their negligence in securing the property and the safety of their patrons. When a business, premises, bar, restaurant, hotel, apartment complex, or other public space doesn’t provide adequate security to protect the wellbeing and lives of the people it serves, there can be a negligence claim under Florida law, and we will stop at nothing to hold the Defendant businesses or property owners liable under that law.
This area of personal injury practice is called negligent security. You can read more about this practice area, which we specialize in, by clicking here. You can also browse other negligent security stories from all over Palm Beach County and Florida in our blog archives.
Unfortunately, the October incident hasn’t inspired enough improvements in security to prevent the February 6 tragedy from happening.