2 wounded in 2012 Independence shooting settle lawsuit against mall operators



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INDEPENDENCE, Missouri — Two people who sued operators of a western Missouri mall where they were injured in a 2012 shooting have settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

The plaintiffs' lawyer says he couldn't release the settlement amount in the lawsuit against Simon Property Group, which operates the mall in Independence.

The lawsuit filed in 2013 accused the company of failing to have adequately trained security officers. It also claimed a security guard hid in a department store clothing rack and that Independence police officers arrived at the scene before any security officers.

The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1N9JR0C ) a lawyer representing Simon Property Group couldn't be reached for comment.

Eric Bratton is serving a 64-year prison sentence for two counts each of assault and armed criminal action in the shooting.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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