Soldier’s Shootings

NEW ORLEANS — The Fifth Circuit upheld a ruling against the families of three victims fatally shot in 2015 by a soldier stationed at Fort Hood. The families claimed the government was liable for Army employees’ negligent performance under three regulations, which were triggered by a report about a domestic violence incident involving the shooter and his wife. The families cannot show that the harm to the shooter’s wife and neighbors was “foreseeable to the Army,” the court ruled.

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