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Shooting in Uvalde: 4 families pursue the shooter and seek answers regarding the firearms


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The families of four children injured in the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas are suing shooter Salvador Ramos through his real estate representative.

Personal injury lawyer Thomas Henry is also investigating the guns and ammunition Ramos used to kill 19 children and two adults on May 24 using a Rifle Daniel Defense DDM4 V7according to a press release.

“This initial trial will allow us to uncover evidence and potentially add other parties to the trial, if necessary,” Henry said in a statement Monday. “The discovery process will focus on the school system, law enforcement, social media, and arms and ammunition manufacturers.”

The families of the four Uvalde shooting victims are suing the estate of shooter Salvdaor Ramos for $100 million.
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Plaintiffs representing four Robb Elementary School students, ages 9 and 10, are seeking $100 million in damages after one of the minors was shot in the leg; another was shot in the shoulder; a third was shot in the face; and a fourth was shot in the back, leg and shoulder, the complaint states.

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“Each of these children underwent extensive medical care. Some underwent multiple surgeries,” the lawsuit states. “They all suffered severe physical injuries and unimaginable emotional trauma. They saw their friends and teachers shot and killed in front of them.”

The plaintiffs charge Ramos, through his estate, with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malicious intent. They are also calling for a jury trial.

Shooting in Uvalde: 4 families pursue the shooter and seek answers regarding the firearms

Dorina Davila, left, of San Antonio, lays flowers at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022.
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“The one thing that’s vital in our country right now is making sure our kids go to school and come home safe,” Henry said. “We want to get justice for the families who have been devastated by this shooting and make sure we have quick changes that protect our kids while they’re in school.”

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The lawsuit names Ramos’ mother, Adriana Reyes, as a potential defendant because Ramos does not yet have an official representation on his estate. If the court appoints a representative to manage Ramos’ estate, the suit will move forward with that person as the defendant.

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The families’ attorney is also considering possible legal action against “all parties responsible for possible violations of constitutional rights, violations of firearms law, and violations of laws, policies and procedures relating to the safety of school,” according to a press release.

Shooting in Uvalde: 4 families pursue the shooter and seek answers regarding the firearms

People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly shooting at a Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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Ramos purchased two AR-15 guns on May 17 and May 20, respectively, before the shooting. When he showed up at Robb Elementary on May 24 after announcing on social media that he had just shot his grandmother and was about to “shoot” an elementary school, he said. used at least one rifle and 1,000 rounds.

In February, Henry secured a $230 million verdict in a case against the federal government for several victims of the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church shooting in November 2017.


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