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US Mexican families of El Paso shooting victims sue Walmart

22:20  20 november  2019
22:20  20 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Mexican citizens whose relatives were victims in the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain.

a sign on the side of a building: Walmart re-opened its El Paso, TX store nearly three months after a gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens more in August.© FoxNews.com Walmart re-opened its El Paso, TX store nearly three months after a gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens more in August.

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso.

The lawsuit, presented in El Paso County Wednesday, is intended to hold Walmart “responsible for not taking reasonable and necessary measures to protect its customers from the attack at the Cielo Vista branch in El Paso, Texas,” according to the department’s website.

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  Walmart manager ready as store where El Paso mass shooting occurred reopens Robert Evans was on hand at the Cielo Vista Walmart store Thursday morning to raise the U.S. flag that's been at half-staff since the Aug. 3 mass shooting, when 22 people were killed and dozens injured. Raising the flag minutes before the store reopened will "symbolize that we are open and ready for business and ready to welcome and embrace our customers as they walk through the door," Evans said Wednesday afternoon as he sat inside the completely renovated store. © BRIANA SANCHEZ/EL PASO TIMES Walmart store manager Robert Evans Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Walmart in El Paso.

It did not say what damages the lawsuit seeks, nor how many of the plaintiffs were wounded victims, or relatives of those killed.

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Eight Mexicans were among the 22 people killed in the shooting; eight other Mexicans were wounded. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the shooting and that he targeted Mexicans.

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The El Paso Walmart reopened its doors last week, nearly three months after the massacre.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

BSO Seeks Suspect Who Shot Two Outside Lauderdale Lakes Walmart .
Broward Sheriff deputies are searching for a gunman after two people were shot outside of a Lauderdale Lakes Walmart. © Provided by CBS MiamiAccording to BSO officials, two people were shot while outside of the store late Wednesday night. Both were hospitalized with one of the victims in critical condition. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Shoppers, meanwhile, were stuck inside the store for more than an hour when police put the store on lockdown.

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