Lawyer for family of theater shooting victims speaks out

Pasco County, Florida -- Just four days after Chad Oulson was fatally shot inside of a Wesley Chapel movie theater, his family is making sure justice is served.

When the story broke that young father Chad Oulson was shot and killed inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater, those in the Bay Area weren't the only ones affected by the news.

"I am just devastated. When I realized whowas, it was Chad," says Kathy Christ, who lives in Jacksonville and is a former neighbor of Oulson's.

For Tampaattorney T.J. Grimaldi, the news is especially devestating when considering Oulson's 22-month-old daughter.

"She was daddy's little girl and the world to that man," says Grimaldi.

Grimaldi's firm, McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, is representing the family and says they are working to set up a trust fund for the Oulson family.

"They both worked. They were both bread winners for the family. So to lose one income will tragically affect them for sure," says Grimaldi.

See also:Fund set up for theater shooting victim's family

After undergoing surgery Thursday night, Chad's wife Nicole is expected to heal from her injuries but the wounds from losing her husband may never heal completely.

"Are primary goal is to look after the interest of the family and to make sure that justice is served," says Grimaldi.

Westshore Pizza has also have been raising money for the Oulson family. One dollar from every pizza sold from Tuesday night will be going to Nicole. As of about 2 p.m. on Friday, $13,000has been raised.The Rays and Bucs have also joined in on the fundraising and are now auctioning off merchandise for the Oulson family.

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You can also send checks, made out to the Chad Oulson Memorial Fund, to the law firm representing the Oulson family:

501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1900
Tampa, Florida 33602


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