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08/11/2014 10:19 EDT | Updated 11/26/2014 12:59 EST

Eaton Centre Shooting Victims' Families Sue Suspect, Police, Mall Company

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The families of two men killed in a 2012 shooting at Toronto's Eaton Centre have sued the suspect for several million dollars, according to local media reports.

Christopher Husbands, the man charged in connection with the shooting in June 2012, had a history of breaching his bail conditions and should not have been out on bail, according to the lawsuit filed by two of the victims' families.

Ahmed Hassan, 24, and Nixon Nirmalendran, 22, died after being shot in the mall's busy food court on June 2.

The lawsuits also name the Toronto and Hamilton police boards, mall owner Cadillac Fairview and the province of Ontario, according to the Toronto Star. They allege the parties failed to stop the shooting from happening. The mall company and the two police boards have filed "notices of intent to defend", the Star reports.

Nirmalendran's son and common-law spouse have sued for $2.5 million each, City News reports. His parents and younger brother, as well as Hassan's father and two sisters, seek $750,000 each.

The allegations haven't been proven in court. Husbands will be in court this fall facing two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated assault.

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