The Monday after: Plaza shoppers, diners weigh in on Saturday night's shooting

Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:02:21-04

With the crime tape down and police presence gone after Saturday night's shooting, it was business as usual on the Plaza Monday afternoon.

  • Cliff Barrow, Kansas City, Mo. - "I was appalled. it's unfortunate that these things happen around here."
  • Maxwell Frederickson, Kansas City, Mo. - "We live here in the city, and part of living in the inner city is that there is crime. So it's not something we are concerned about."
  • Mikhayla, Springfield transplant who lives in Kansas City, Mo. - "We knew what we were getting into when we came to Kansas City. it's just kind of a more cautious approach to being here."

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But several of the Plaza shoppers and diners we spoke to did stress some concern about going to the shopping center at night, especially on the weekends.

  • Alexis, Wichita transplant who lives in Kansas City, Mo. - "I feel like if I were to go at night I would want to be with more people than just us."

Which is why some of the people say the city should consider implementing the 9 p.m. curfew it has during the summer, year-round.



Something else these Plaza goers want to see -- more police and security presence once the sun goes down to deter crime.



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