More Deets Emerge After Terrifying Independence Center Shooting

The shopping mall is no longer the pinnacle of metro social life and commerce.

Accordingly, here's one more quick look at the death rattle of retail . . .

Several women were separated from their children during the chaos as the mall went into lockdown. Customers and employees took cover around 3 p.m.

Police said they found three shell casings inside the mall. One bullet was lodged in a wall.

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Families describe tense moments after shots were fired inside Independence Center

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KCTV) - Several families took cover inside stores, dressing rooms and restrooms after a shooter opened fire inside a mall on Labor Day at the Independence Center in Independence, Missouri. Police said that, thankfully, no one was hit by the gunfire.