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Kansas City Shopping Mall Violence Leaves 4 Dead

A Gunman opened fire today in a parking lot and shopping mall in south Kansas City, resulting in four deaths, including the shooter. Police shot down the gunman outside the Target in Ward Parkway Center.

The shooter shot at police from a dead woman's car and then proceeded to open fire inside the shopping center.

Police investigated the home of an elderly woman, who had not been seen for days by her neighbors. Police found the woman dead and her car missing.

A police officer recognized the missing car and pulled the driver over later in the day. The driver shot the police officer in the arm, who returned fire. The shooter then pulled into the shopping center's parking lot and killed two people in cars parked next to him, injuring two others. He then entered the mall where he fired more shots and injured at least two more people before being shot and killed by police.

Check out AP coverage of this story in the Pioneer Press (which has a recently updated version) and the Star Tribune (who carried an earlier version).