LA Fitness Shooting Anniversary Marked By Lawsuits

Lawsuits filed on the two-year anniversary of the LA Fitness shooting.

Four victims of the LA Fitness shooting two years ago have filed notices intending to sue and estate of the shooter.

Jackquilyne Gallagher, Ashley Ferragonio, Lisa Fleeher and Gretchen Lewis filed their lawsuits in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, which was the second-anniversary of the shooting that killed three women and injured nearly a dozen others.

George Sodini, who lived in Scott Township, opened fire on women participating in a classroom workout at the gym on Aug. 4, 2009. Sodini then killed himself before police from numerous area departments responded to the chaotic scene at Great Southern Shopping Center.

Heidi Overmier, Elizabeth Gannon and Jody Billingsley died during the shooting. Their families also sued Sodini’s estate.

The newest lawsuits came on the two-year anniversary of the shooting. Attorney Henry Sneath is representing Gallagher, Ferragonio and Fleeher. Meanwhile, Walt Nalducci is representing Gretchen Lewis. The lawyers representing the women could not immediately be reached for comment on the lawsuit.


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