York University shooting victim speaks out about details of the ordeal and intent to file a $20.5M lawsuit against the University
TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The eight victims involved in the March 6th shooting at York University's Keele Street campus retained legal counsel to launch a $20.5M lawsuit following the ordeal.
Qurratul Ain Malik (Aini), 19, sustained a gunshot injury to her leg, and Namra Malik, 20, (no relation) sustained a shrapnel injury, both are suing for physical and emotional distress caused by the impacts. The remaining six bystanders are suing on the basis of psychological issues following the incident. All victims are students at the University.
"I wasn't walking alone through a dark passageway at York, I was sitting at the heart of York University, the student center, with my friends," said a frightened Aini Malik when speaking about the crime. "Even after the firefighters and the police came to handle the situation, there was no sign of York security personnel anywhere. They have jeopardized the security of not only my friends, and me, but also the security of over 50 thousand students."
The shooting is among a history of assaults related to the University including several sexual assaults that took place on-campus, and the recent first degree murder conviction in the 'webcam murder' case that left a Chinese exchange student dead.
"It is our allegation and contention that York University does not prioritize the security of their students," said legal representative Jeremy Diamond, Partner, Diamond & Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers. "That is why there are so many incidents of sexual assault, murder, and now a shooting. Clearly things need to change on this campus."
The University has been openly criticized in the media by students for negligence in security-related issues.
"I am afraid to go to the campus, as now I have no trust or confidence at York when it comes to the security of my health and my life," said Aini Malik.
About Diamond & Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers
A fixture in Toronto, Diamond & Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers is an award-winning law firm with over 30 years of experience in the area of personal injury law. With offices across the GTA, Barrie and Sudbury, Diamond & Diamond ensures that injured parties receive justice. Their areas of expertise include slip and fall, work-related injuries, wrongful death, long-term disability.
SOURCE: Diamond & Diamond Personal Injury Lawyers
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