Family receives $1.75m in wrongful death case

The parents of a 21 year-old man who was shot and killed outside a nightclub in 2005 have been awarded $1.75 million in their wrongful death lawsuit.

In the early morning of March 2005, a San Francisco hip-hop festival was ending and a crowd of 200-600 people were crowded the streets outside the club. A fight broke out between two groups of people, neither of which the victim knew, when a now 28 year-old man pulled out a gun and began shooting. He killed the 21 year-old as well as wounded several others. The man has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of assault with a firearm, and three counts of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 74 years to life behind bars.

$1 million of the verdict will be paid by the night club, $249,999 by the landlord, and $500,000 from the security firm.