Shoppers have mixed feelings about going to Independence Center
4:10 PM, Jan 15, 2012
10:27 PM, Jan 15, 2012
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The parking lot of Independence Center was packed this afternoon, despite the gunfire that rang through the hallways Saturday night.
Zelma Clemmons has shopped at the Independence Center for years, and says the actions of a few foolish people won't change that.
"It was tragic. I hate seeing that, but that's our world we live in today," said Clemmons.
The Independence shopping experience has change for a few Lee's Summit high school students. Jillian Bradley and her friend Kelsey Karwoski decided to go the the bookstore across the street, both said going to the mall the day after the shooting would be too scary.
"It's kind of scary to think about somewhere that I go on a regular basis people are being shot there," said Bradley.
Independence Center opened at noon on Sunday and has visible security officers on each level of the mall.
Management with Simon Properties Group, the company that owns Independence Center, refused our request for an interview.