SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – A Sutherland Springs family is suing the retailer that sold church shooter Devin Kelley the assault rifle that killed three of their family members.
The Webster Law Firm confirmed the Ward family is suing Academy Sports and Outdoors where the suspect was able to purchase the weapon that killed 26 people inside of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs on November 5.
The Ward family lost 30-year-old Joann Ward, 5-year-old Brooke Ward, and 7-year-old Emily Garcia.
Ryland Ward, age 5, was shot five times and miraculously survived.
The Holcombe family also filed a federal claim against the U.S Air Force after losing nine members in the church shooting. The Air Force admitted that it did not submit relevant information from Kelley's time there that would have stopped him from purchasing guns.