Pittsburgh-Area Mall Enacts New Security Plan After Shooting

Executives at a Pittsburgh-area mall have announced new plans to improve security in response to several violent crimes, including a February shooting that injured three people.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
reports the Monroeville Mall plans include new cameras that monitor a larger section of the property.

Lance Ivy, regional director for the mall's ownership company, says the ``state-of-the-art'' system will allow people working on- and off-site to monitor the footage.

Ivy says the previous camera system did not save the video captured in the mall's common areas.

The moves were spurred by a February shooting that left three people injured at the mall's Macy's store.

Monroeville police Chief Doug Cole believes there has been a decrease in calls to the mall since some of the new measures went into effect.

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