American mom, 5 kids, survive Kenya mall attack; family 'In plain view and not seen'

  • by: JASON STRAZIUSO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 27, 2013 - 4:05 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya — A blast. Gunfire. American Katherine Walton grabbed her three young daughters and dove to the mall's tiled floor. Later, a terrorist gunman — skinny, small, with a huge gun — looked into Walton's eyes but didn't shoot. She and the girls, as Walton put it, were hiding in plain view, yet they weren't seen.

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