A Federal Judge ruled, the US Air Force bears the maximum responsibility for the mass shooting that occurred in 2017 at the Southern Springs, Texas Church, as it failed to go into the shooter’s history according to the federal background check database that was used for the gun purchases.
As per the US District Judge of the Western District of Texas, Xavier Rodriguez’s decision on Wednesday came into a civil lawsuit conducted by the victims of the massacre at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church. The survivors and the families claimed that the attack had left 26 people dead.
The gunman, who was a 26-year-old former Airman Devin Kelley, killed himself immediately after the attack. This attack is said to be the deadliest mass shooting that had taken place in the history of Texas.
Judge Rodriguez’s decision said, “the Air Force bore 60% of the responsibility for the shooting and ordered parties to set a trial plan within 15 days to assess monetary damages for the survivors and victims’ families in the case.”
Bottom Line: Court finds it was the failure of US Air Force as it could not retrieve the shooter’s history which caused the death of 26 at Texas Church shootout in 2017.