CONCORD, NC – Tuesday marks two years since a 13-year-old girl was shot and killed outside Concord Mills shopping center.
Aveanna Propst was at the mall with her sister shopping for shoes with her Christmas money when she was caught in crossfire during a shootout in the parking lot.
Sadly, there were several other violent incidents at the mall even after Aveanna’s death, including at least two big brawls involving teenagers that forced management to close the mall earlier.
That’s part of the reason Concord Mills launched its new Youth Supervision Program over the summer, which now requires anyone under the age of 18 to be supervised by an adult 21 or older. The policy only applies on Fridays and Saturdays and after 3 p.m.
It has been about five months since the policy began on July 20. Mall security is responsible for enforcing the policy, and Concord police will only intervene if and when someone does not comply with mall security, and then this could be considered a trespassing. .
Concord Mills said the reason they even launched the policy was after receiving feedback from community and community leaders calling for a safe environment for their families.
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(SEE BELOW: Family of teenager shot dead in 2019 at Concord Mills are taking legal action against the mall)
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