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Shooting victim's family to file lawsuit against Metro PCS

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Updated: 9/11/2013 8:33 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Months after Shelby Farah was shot and killed at the Jacksonville Metro PCS store she managed, her mother says the shooting could have been stopped if the store had more security.

"They shouldn't have had that little angel alone, they shouldn't have had that baby in there by herself," said Darlene Farah.

Farah told Action News that Metro PCS didn't do enough to protect her little girl who worked alone in an area riddled with robberies and crime. She says the store didn't want to spend the money to install security systems that could have saved her daughter during the robbery.

"You can't put a price on anybody's life," she said.

Now she's taking the cell phone shop to court.

Action News reached out to Metro PCS's corporate headquarters to ask them about their security measures. We are still waiting for a response.

Farah's mom says she hopes the lawsuit sends a message to the company and to other local stores to value the lives of the people who work for them.

"Instead of them putting money number one they need to put the safety of their employees as number one," she said.

Farah's attorney Dale Carson says he hopes to have the lawsuit filed by the end of the week. Meanwhile Farah is trying to raise money to move and protect the rest of her family. She has set up a special savings account at Vystar and is asking for the public's help.
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