They say they aren’t suing for money. They say.
A family left coping with the devastation of the El Paso Walmart mass shooting is demanding change in a lawsuit they filed against the retailer that argues the attack could have been prevented.
Jessica and Guillermo Garcia, who were both severely injured in the Aug. 3 mass shooting, filed the lawsuit against Walmart Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC on Aug. 30 in El Paso County district court.
The lawsuit, which is not asking for monetary compensation, is seeking to get answers as to why Walmart did not have armed security or measures in place to prevent the shooting that resulted in the deaths of 22 people and injured another 24.
Patrick Crusius, a white male who told police he was targeting Hispanics, walked into the store Aug. 3 and shot at hundreds of customers and employees.
The lawsuit claims Walmart officials were grossly negligent by failing to have proper security in place to prevent the tragedy.
Coca said the lawsuit’s goal is to make sure Walmart puts in place policies including hiring armed security guards that will prevent anyone else from having to suffer like his family and dozens of other families.