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Woman sues LA Fitness, gunman’s brother for 2009 shooting

A Collier woman who was wounded in the 2009 shooting rampage at LA Fitness sued the company and the brother of gunman George Sodini.

Heather Sherba filed the 15-page complaint in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Friday. Sherba was shot in the right thigh, and another bullet shattered her tooth.

She was among women taking an aerobics class on Aug. 4, 2009, when Sodini, 48, of Scott walked into the room, turned off the lights and opened fire, according to the lawsuit.

Sherba claims that LA Fitness was negligent because at some point prior to the shooting, an LA Fitness employee showed Sodini how to turn off the lights. Sherba names Sodini’s brother, Michael Sodini, because he is the executor of his brother’s estate.

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