Published: Dec 24, 2011 7:24 PM EST
Updated: Dec 24, 2011 7:28 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla -- The mall was back open at 7 a.m. Saturday morning and packed full once again with last minute shoppers.

Evidence of a fatal night at the mall is now a distant memory for those that witnessed it. Daniel Sainthilerie says, "It's back to normal."

Sainthilerie was inside the mall when 40-50 shots were fired outside entrance D between Macy's and JCPenny.

"All I heard was a bunch of gun shots. I was in the store and everybody was running towards me," Sainthilerie said.

The shooting comes on one of the busiest shopping nights of the year and while it was a tragic evening, it's not stopping other shoppers from returning to the scene of the crime.

Sandi Hinton of Punta Gorda says, "It's not going to stop me from shopping. It happened yesterday, it's in the past."

Just hours after the shooting, the crime tape is gone and the mall is once again bustling with last minute shoppers trying to wrap up the last few things on their list.

"Bad stuff happens all the time, it's not going to stop me from buying my husband something at Fredericks," Hinton said.