Federal Judge Tosses Pennsylvania Bar Patron’s Shooting Lawsuit

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a bar patron who claims he and another customer should have been searched for weapons before they shot one another in February.

Forty-two-year-old Thomas Galloway, of Arnold, filed the lawsuit last month seeking $20,000 for medical bills, “mental anxiety” and other alleged damages stemming from the Feb. 5 shooting at Envy bar in New Kensington. That’s about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Galloway sued claiming the bar and its owner were negligent for not searching patrons for weapons. Galloway claims he and the other man were both carrying guns. Galloway says he spent five days recovering in a hospital.

Galloway was convicted for illegally possessing a weapon because of a prior criminal record for assault and drug charges.