Widower Files Lawsuit Against Gander Mountain

By WBNG News
By Candace Chapman

Widower Files Lawsuit Against Gander Mountain

April 4, 2011 Updated Apr 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The husband of ACA shooting victim Layla Salman Khalil is suing Gander Mountain Sports.

The lawsuit claims the business was negligent in selling handguns to a person who displayed aggressive, unstable behaviors.

Samir Muhammad Al-Salihi's lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court in Broome County.

His wife, Layla Khalil, was one of 13 people shot and killed by gunman Jiverly Wong on April 3, 2009.

Wong also killed himself inside the American Civic Association building in Binghamton.

The lawsuit alleges employees of Gander Mountain in Johnson City had interactions with Wong both as a customer and outside of the business.

It claims employees noticed Wong's behavior was angry, mentally unstable, and indicated he was a person likely to use a weapon in a manner that risked causing injury to himself or others.

The suit claims the stores negligence was a factor in the premature death of Layla Khalil

It seeks damages of $3.75 million dollars.

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