- A second survivor of the Walmart shooting in Virginia filed a lawsuit against the retailer.
- The plaintiff alleges that Walmart failed to implement “preventive measures” to keep workers safe.
- This follows another lawsuit filed by a different employee.
A second Walmart employee who survived the deadly shooting at the Chesapeake, Virginia, store last month is suing the retailer, accusing the company of ignoring warning signs about the shooter and failing to implement “preventive measures” to keep safe workers.
Walmart employee James Kelly filed the lawsuit on December 1 in Chesapeake Circuit Court, days after Donya Prioleau, a colleague who survived the shooting, filed a similar lawsuit against Walmart. The shooter, a team leader at the store, killed six people at the Chesapeake store before taking his own life in November.
Kelly’s lawsuit alleges that the shooter previously behaved aggressively and made violent threats to his colleagues and that Walmart was “aware” of the behavior.
Despite the shooter’s “long-standing pattern of disruptive and threatening behavior, Walmart failed to enact any preventative measures to keep Walmart customers and employees safe,” the lawsuit says.
Like Prioleau, Kelly is asking Walmart to pay $50 million in compensatory damages and other costs.
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