PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A Philadelphia judge ruled that a lawsuit against Walmart filed by the families of three people killed during a shooting spree in the Lehigh Valley in 2015 can move forward.
The lawsuit claims the Walmart store in Lower Nazareth Township was negligent when it sold ammunition to Robert Jourdain, 20, who was allegedly drunk and underage at the time.
The lawsuit says the store was negligent in failing to make sure Jourdain was at least 21, as required by law.
Jourdain is one of three men charged in connection with a shooting spree back in July 2015. He admitted to buying the ammunition used in the killings in early February.
Todd West pleaded guilty to gunning down a man in Easton and a man and woman in Allentown on July 5, 2015. He was sentenced to life in prison last October.
West is also charged with four additional murders in New Jersey.
"We offer our sympathies to the families involved and will continue defending ourselves in court,” Walmart said in a statement to 69 News Monday.
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- Lehigh Valley 69 News