GREENWOOD, Ind. – A family who experienced the tragic shooting at Greenwood Park Mall in July 2022 is taking legal action against the mall’s management and their security firm, alleging negligence in preventing the mass shooting. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday and accuses them of failing to keep the patrons safe during the shooting incident.
According to the lawsuit, the family, particularly Kaya Stewart, was present in the food court when the shooter, Jonathan Sapirman, opened fire. The suit claims that the mall and its security personnel failed to protect the victims and should have taken measures to prevent such a catastrophic event.
The family’s attorneys argue that the shooter displayed characteristics consistent with a potential mass shooter, and that security measures should have detected and deterred him. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that security guards were not present in the food court during the shooting, and no one checked the men’s restroom where the shooter was assembling his weapons for over an hour. The lawsuit also claims that the shooter appeared to target only Hispanic and Black patrons during the incident.
The family is seeking monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress caused by the shooting. They hope that the lawsuit will bring about changes to security protocols at the mall and its properties nationwide. The lawsuit raises important questions about the effectiveness of security measures and the need for improved safety protocols in public spaces.
The tragic events at Greenwood Park Mall have prompted important discussions about public safety and the responsibility of property management and security firms to protect patrons. The lawsuit represents the family’s pursuit of justice and accountability in the aftermath of a devastating event.