Sutherland Springs Family Sues Store Where Shooter Bought Gun, Seeking $25M in Damages

A family that lost three people in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting is suing the store where the shooter purchased an assault rifle used to gun down half of a church's congregation.A lawsuit against Academy Sports & Outdoors, filed on behalf of the Ward and Lookingbill family, alleges that the store failed to follow the law when selling a rifle to Devin Patrick Kelley, according to the San Antonio Express-News. It's seeking $25 million in damages.Kelley purchased a Ruger AR-566 rifle at the store in San Antonio in 2016, the lawsuit says. That gun was one of the weapons he used to kill 26 people inside the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on Nov. 5.Joann Ward was at the church with her daughters Emily Garcia and Brooke Ward. All three were killed by Kelley. Her 5-year-old stepson Ryland Ward was shot five times and is still hospitalized in San Antonio.   Continue reading...

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