Judge allows inspection of Walmart where mass shooting took place

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) ⁠— An El Paso judge will allow two people representing victims of the Walmart mass shooting to enter the store and inspect the premises as a part of an ongoing lawsuit.

On Tuesday, Judge Sergio Enriquez of the 448th District Court signed an “order granting entry upon property,” which will allow two people representing Jessica and Guillermo Garcia to enter the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall for two hours on either Sept. 28 or 29, according to court documents.

The judge also signed a temporary restraining order stating that if the order is not issued, then “plaintiffs will be irreparably injured because evidence will be discarded, altered, or destroyed,” the order stated.

KTSM has reached out to a Walmart spokesman for comment and will update this article with any statements or new information once it becomes available.

Walmart previously issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit: “We have proceeded thoughtfully and this includes preserving what information we have and working meticulously with federal and local authorities as they documented everything that took place.”

The Garcias were two of the people wounded in the Aug. 3 mass shooting that killed 22 and injured 23 others. According to the Garcias’ lawyers, “despite years of rampant crime at its stores, Wal-Mart did not take necessary and reasonable steps to protect their customers on the day of the shooting.”

According to court documents, several other victims and the estate representing one of the victims who were killed, are listed as intervenors on the lawsuit.

The Garcia family is represented by Robert Ammons, Patrick Luff and Miriah Soliz of the Ammons Law Firm.

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