Walmart shooting survivor sues store for $50 million

  • In US
  • 2022-11-29 21:34:00Z
  • By NY Daily News

A worker at a Virginia Walmart has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the store after surviving a deadly mass shooting.

Six workers were shot and killed and several others were injured after Andre Bing, a store manager, opened fire in a break room before a routine meeting last Tuesday in Chesapeake.

Donya Prioleau, who survived the shooting, stated in her lawsuit that the store kept the shooter on staff despite his "known propensities for violence, threats, and strange behavior" in the workplace.

Prioleau alleges she filed a complaint against Bing with the store several months ago after he made cruel and inappropriate remarks.

The lawsuit claims Bing was disciplined by his supervisors several times but was never fired.

The survivor says she the shooting has traumatized her.

"While Ms. Prioleau narrowly avoided being shot, she allegedly witnessed her colleagues being brutally murdered as she ran out of the room and escaped," the lawsuit reads, according to 13 News Now.

"As workplace shootings and violence become horrifyingly common, employers have a responsibility to understand the warning signs and take threats seriously in order to protect their employees and customers. Our hearts are broken for the families of those who lost loved ones and for those, like Ms. Prioleau, whose lives will never be the same because of this trauma."

According to police, Bing had no prior criminal history and purchased the gun the morning of the shooting. Investigators later found a note on his phone stating he planned to target some of his co-workers.


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