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PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ The families of three people killed in Pennsylvania last year are suing Wal-Mart, alleging the retail giant sold ammunition used in the slayings to a man who was underage and drunk.

The lawsuit says Wal-Mart employees in Easton were negligent in selling.38-caliber ammunition to 20-year-old Robert Jordain. The suit alleges the store failed to ensure Jordain was at least 21, as required by law.

The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed last week in Philadelphia. Wal-Mart officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jordain and two others have been charged with homicide in the July 5 deaths of a man in Easton and a man and a woman in nearby Allentown.

Police say the man who pulled the trigger that day is accused of killing seven people in two states.

 

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