Indianapolis, IN – A lawsuit has been filed against the owner and security company of the Greenwood Park Mall by an Indianapolis woman who was shot during a mass shooting there. Kaya Stewart and her family are suing for negligence, alleging that the mall and its security agency failed to prevent the shooting that left Stewart with severe, life-threatening injuries.
The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Superior Court, accuses Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group and California-based Allied Universal Event Services of negligence and gross negligence. It also includes a separate count under Indiana’s Premise Liability Law, holding Simon responsible for any injuries or damages that occur to individuals legally on their property due to unsafe conditions.
The shooting occurred on July 17, 2022, when a 20-year-old gunman entered the mall with a bag of guns and opened fire near the food court, killing three people and injuring others. The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the mall and the security agency, claiming that they failed to provide a safe environment and failed to take reasonable steps to prevent the shooting.
Stewart and her co-plaintiffs are seeking compensation for economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages for bodily injury and emotional stress. The lawsuit also alleges that the mall and its security agency did not take action to safely evacuate shoppers from the mall or have security personnel present in the food court at the time of the shooting.
The lawsuit seeks to hold the mall and its security agency accountable for the shooting and the resulting injuries, alleging that they had a duty to protect patrons and provide a safe shopping environment. The plaintiffs are seeking an undisclosed amount in compensation for both economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the shooting.