Though two months have passed since the Aurora movie theater shooting, the massacre will live on for much longer in the minds of the affected. Three wounded victims of the have filed a lawsuit against the movie theater owner, claiming that the theater filed to provide vital security measures against the killer.

As you all know, the gunmen James Holmes walked into the Century  16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado for the July 20 midnight showing of the Dark Knight and opened fire. Though Holmes’ motives still appear unclear, the facts remain – 12 people were killed, and 58 were wounded.

This lawsuit filed by injured victims Denis Traynom, Joshua Nowlan and Brandon Axelrod is the first civil lawsuit to question the events surrounding the incident. It was filed on the day that the theater announced its plans to re-open next year, though undoubtedly, no one will feel safe going to this movie theater again. The lawsuit claims that an alarm should have been connected to the emergency exit door Holmes used to enter the midnight showing, reported TMZ. Furthermore, the lawsuit notes that the theater should have had security for the highly anticipated show, but there were no security personnel present.

“Readily available security procedures, security equipment and security personnel would likely have prevented or deterred the gunman from accomplishing his planned assault on the theater’s patrons,” the Keating, Wagner, Polidori and Free law firm said in a statement.

Traynom suffered injuries to his posterior, Nowlan hurt his left leg and almost lost his right arm, and Axelrod’s right ankle and knee were damaged. Though some physical injuries can recovery, nothing can erase the trauma caused by that terrible travesty.

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