The two lawsuits filed in federal court allege that Cinemark, USA, INC. failed to deter the gunman from entering the theater through a rear exit door.

The lawsuit states more security equipment and security personnel would likely have prevented or deterred the gunman from completing the mass shooting.

"Any person who wished to make a surreptitious and unauthorized entry into the theater could easily determine that the lack of security personnel and lack of any alarm on the door at the right, front by the screen of Auditorium would allow them to leave the theater, and re-enter without fear of being discovered, interfered with, monitored or stopped," the lawsuits allege.

The complaints were filed on behalf of Brandon Axelrod, Joshua Nowlan, and Denise Traynom who were injured in the shooting.
A press release sent out by their attorneys says other lawsuits from other law firms are expected.

9NEWS has left a message with Cinemark for comment. As of this publication, Cinemark has yet to respond.


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