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Chinese Food Delivery Man Shot in Atlanta

A man named Allen Crockett was shot in the arm and leg by a gunman, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The crime against Mr. Crockett occurred during the course of his employment. The chinese food delivery man was shot in southwest Atlanta, reports Channel 2 Action News. He is 58-years-old.

The Chinese food delivery man shot is an employee of Lucky 101. He had gone to a home on Lynford Driver where a masked man with a gun opened the door. (Surprise!).

Allen Crockett was saved by his colleague, Kris Pather, who was in the truck. He ran to help his friend and rushed him to a fire-station. From there it was off to the hospital. Kris Pather's timely rescue was not in vain. Mr. Crockett is expected to make a full recovery.

There is a lot more to learn about this case and the investigation is stll pending. However Mr. Crockett will potentially consider a civil lawsuit for his injuries under multiple theories -- one of which could be premises liability which will be against the owner of the property.

A property owner has different kinds of duties towards the kind of guests that come upon his or her property. The three main categories of guests are invitees, licensees, and trespassers, with descending amount of duty owed. In this case, if the gunman was the owner of the house, then he would owe the greatest amount of duty to the delivery man, which might increase the amount of liability due.

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