Hello and thank you for using JA! My goal is to provide you with excellent service and help with your legal problem..What does my friend who's rented house this happened in need to prepare herself for? Can the victims who are friends and were invited sue my friend for any sort of endangerment, recklessness, negligence? .Since the friend didn't break the law in any way then there would be no liability on her part for the illegal actions of the neighbor in shooting the victims. A person can not be held accountable for the illegal acts of a third party..So no, I don't see any legal grounds under which the victims can come after friend for the actions of the neighbor. Their recourse would be to go after the neighbor who was actually responsible for the shootings. In addition to any criminal charges that may be filed, the neighbor could be held responsible for any medical costs and compensatory damages that the victims incurred..
At this point, I would see no reason for friend to need an attorney since she did nothing wrong..
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