Local businesses seek more security in wake of mass shootings


The mass shooting at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday has caused some local businesses to step up security at their venues.

JC Shegog is a security consultant who does assessments and active shooter training for businesses and churches.

“I’ll train the supervisors as well as the first line officers,” Shegog said.

It’s a service he says more businesses have been requesting after recent mass shootings.

“In the last three years, we see that it can happen anywhere,” Shegog said.

Shegog, a U.S.  Army veteran and former police officer, says Wednesday’s shooting is another reminder of how vulnerable bars and clubs now are.

“They want a convenient location, what they call as soft a target as possible, and they want as many victims as possible,” he said.

“It’s a scary reality Misha Cooper and her daughter Dazai are trying to prevent from happening at their new business, The Love Lounge in Murfreesboro.

“Safety is the most important thing,” Cooper said.

“You never know when it’s going to happen,” she said.

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