Independence Mall Confronts Lawsuit After Pregnant Woman Gunned Down

Legal followup reporting following one of many local retail tragedies . . .

The lawsuit stated that Independence Mall Holding and Patrol KC were negligent in securing the mall. The lawsuit claims the mall and security company failed to provide reasonable security, employ security personnel, protect Karla Brown from "foreseeable" danger and properly train and supervise employees.

Earlier this month, lawyers representing the mall filed a response to the lawsuit, stating the mall fulfilled its duty by hiring Patrol KC, which meets the security measures outlined in the Business Premises Safety Act.

The response also asserts other individuals were responsible for the incident.

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Karla Brown, 19, was four months pregnant when she was shot and killed during a dispute between two groups at Independence Center.

Family of pregnant woman killed at Independence Center wants mall, security held accountable

The family of Karla Brown, the pregnant woman killed in a shooting at Independence Center, filed a lawsuit claiming the mall and private security company did not do enough to prevent the shooting.

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