Ward Parkway Center in Kansas City, Mo., was to reopen today, less than 48 hours after a Sunday afternoon shooting spree left three people dead, including the gunman, and two others wounded.
The gunman was identified Monday as David W. Logsdon, 51, an ex-Target security guard, who was said to be headed into his former workplace when a police officer shot and killed him.
The mall, located in southern Kansas City, is a moderate-price center with 46 stores, including anchors Dillard's and Target. Within its 742,000 square feet are Claire's, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Lane Bryant, Bath & Body Works, Starbucks and Dick's Sporting Goods, among others.
"By opening the center, we hope we can reestablish some sense of normalcy, ultimately helping the community, our customers, tenants and staff get through this difficult time and begin the healing process," said John Kokinchak, senior vice president of property management at Developers Diversified Realty, the Beachwood, Ohio-based firm that owns and operates the center.
Work crews spent Monday cleaning broken glass, boarding up windows and "bringing general order back to the shopping center," he said. "Many of our tenants are offering their employees some type of counseling, and we as a developer and management company are offering our employees the same."
The mall was redeveloped in 2005 and 2006 with the addition of tenants such as Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse and PetSmart. Ward Parkway's volume was not available because some tenants don't report sales, said a spokeswoman for Developers Diversified Realty.
The center was a scene of chaos Sunday when two people were killed in the parking lot. The gunman then walked into the mall and began firing randomly, shattering glass and scattering shoppers and sales associates. Police killed the suspect outside the entrance to Target in the mall's common area.
Developers Diversified Realty owns and manages more than 800 properties in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil totaling 162 million square feet.
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