By Erika Haas
A family of three of the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting has filed a lawsuit against the gun store that sold the shooter the weapon used in the attack – and it looks like they have legitimate grounds.
According to mySanAntonio.com, the Ward and Lookingbill family are seeking $25 million in damages after the Academy Sports & Outdoors in San Antonio, Texas, allegedly failed to follow the law by selling the gunman a Ruger model AR-566 rifle in 2016. That same rifle would be used a year later on November 5th in the massacre of 26 parishioners at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.
Among those 26 was 30-year-old Joann Ward and her two daughters, 5-year-old Brooke Ward and 7-year-old Emily Garcia. Her 5-year-old stepson Ryland Ward was also in the church at the time of the shooting. While Ryland survived the attack, he is still in the hospital recovering from extensive injuries; the young boy was shot five times in the elbow, stomach and leg.
As mentioned, earlier, the family – the Lookingbills, Joann’s parents, and her husband, Chris Ward – argue that the gun store never should not have sold that AR-566 – …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms