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Texas Residents File Lawsuit Against 7-Eleven, Inc and Employee Over Alleged Negligence and Intentional Assault

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Travis Irrel Jackson and Indra Arteaga, residents of the State of Texas, have filed a lawsuit against Migail Williams and 7-Eleven, Inc. The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, and seeks monetary relief over $1,000,000.

According to the Plaintiffs’ Original Petition, the plaintiffs allege that on or about June 16, 2021, they entered a 7-Eleven store located at 702 Rankin Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Shortly after entering the store, Williams, an 18-year-old employee of 7-Eleven, allegedly pulled out a handgun and started shooting at Jackson and his relatives. Williams is said to have chased after Jackson and shot him in the back. The bullet is still lodged in Jackson’s torso, about one inch from his heart.

The plaintiffs claim that the attack was unprovoked and unjustified. They further allege that Williams regularly carried and exhibited the gun used in the shooting to other people while working on 7-Eleven’s business premises prior to the incident.

The lawsuit alleges that Jackson’s injuries and damages were proximately caused by the intentional, reckless, wrongful, and negligent actions and conduct of the defendants. The plaintiffs claim that 7-Eleven negligently hired and retained Williams, failed to supervise or adequately supervise him, and failed to train or adequately train him.

As a result of the alleged conduct, Jackson suffered severe bodily injuries, mental injuries, anxiety, and mental defect. Arteaga claims to have sustained losses and damages including loss of consortium and loss of household services.

The plaintiffs are represented by Sylvester Anderson of Regency Square.

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