Families reserve right to sue over Virginia Beach shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Families of Virginia Beach mass shooting victims have filed legal notices that reserve their right to sue the city.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the wrongful death claims will allow the families to file lawsuits through May 31, 2021.
That date will be the second anniversary of the massacre. A longtime city engineer opened fire in a municipal building, shooting 16 people and killing 12. He died in a gunfight with police.
The claims were filed by the families of four city workers. They are LaQuita Brown, Joshua Hardy, Missy Langer and Kate Nixon.
Kevin Martingayle, a Virginia Beach attorney, told the newspaper that the filings don’t “necessarily indicate a true intention to sue the city. But he said, they keep the “door open and the option available.”