Families of shooting victims sue Walmart for selling guns

Families of shooting victims sue Walmart for selling guns

Relatives of three people shot to death in 2014 outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park have filed lawsuits over the sale of guns used in the shootings.

The family of William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, who were fatally shot outside the Jewish Community Center, filed suit Tuesday in Johnson County District Court.

In two identical suits on behalf of each victim, they allege that employees of a Wal-Mart store in Republic, Mo., were negligent when they sold a shotgun later used to kill Corporon and Reat.

“Gun dealers, including Wal-Mart, owe a duty to use the highest standard of care to prevent the supply of firearms to those prohibited from possessing them,” they said in their suits.

On Monday, the family of Terri LaManno, who was killed outside Village Shalom care center, filed a similar suit in Jackson County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart, a gun store in Lebanon, Mo., and the operators of a gun show where guns were purchased.

F. Glenn Miller Jr., a 75-year-old southern Missouri neo-Nazi, carried out the attacks on April 13, 2014, in an effort to kill as many Jews as possible. None of the victims was Jewish.

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