The families of a Seattle couple killed in a mass shooting during an electronic music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater last summer are filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

Family members of 29-year-old Brandy Escamilla and her 26-year-old fiance Josilyn Ruiz are suing event organizer Live Nation and its security contractors.

Josilyn Summer Ruiz - GoFundMe
Josilyn Summer Ruiz - GoFundMe

They argue the companies had both the means and the responsibility to do more to prevent the shooting at the Beyond Wonderland EDM festival last June.

The lawsuit says Live Nation failed to enforce its own policies banning guns and illegal drugs from the venue. The suit was filed in King County.

Detectives say 26-year-old James Kelly told officers he was having a bad hallucination experience after taking mushrooms at the concert

They say he went to his pickup truck in the venue's campground areas, where he found and loaded his handgun.

Detectives say he shot and killed Escamilla and Ruiz who were directly in the vicinity, and shot and injured two other people. After walking into a field with his girlfriend, detectives say he shot and injured her.

Officers then closed in on Kelly, and a Moses Lake Police officer shot and injured him.

Kelly was taken to a hospital in Spokane for treatment before being transferred to the Grant County Jail.

He was an active service member at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma at the time of the shooting.

Kelly faces two first-degree murder charges and three first-degree assault charges in Grant County. His trial is set to begin Aug. 7, almost a year after his original trial date. Kelly pleaded not guilty to charges last July

The other two people shot in the incident were 31-year-old Andrew "August" Cuadra, who was shot in the shoulder, and 61-year-old security officer Lori Williams.

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