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human rights. >> this is aljazeera america. good morning live from new york city i'm randall pinkston. we begin with breaking news this morning. a man opened fire inside a movie theater in louisiana killing two people. there is no word on a possible motive. authorities say the shooter injured nine others before taking his own life. some of the injuries are described at life threatening. police are set to give an update in the next few minutes. we'll bring that to you live. jonathan martin is outside the theater in lafayette. have authorities identified the shooter and what do we know about him? >> good morning to you randall. police do know who the shooter is, have not identified him by name. they say he is a 58-year-old white man. there is no talk about a motive. police have been outside the
movie theater all night since the shooting happened. you can see officers here. they just finished a briefing with the louisiana governor bobby jindal. a lot to investigate. they've talked with witnesses. there were about 100 people inside this theater when the shooting took place inside the movie theater as a whole. obviously the theater had fewer people just one theater, one auditorium where the shooter entered and opened fire, kill two people and turning the gun on himself and also wounding at least nine others. we did hear from police last night during a late night news conference in which they offered more details about how the shooting took place. >> when those officers maiden try, according to some of the people we spoke to, it looked like he spotted the officers coming in and he turned around and went against the crowd and fired a single gunshot. >> as you mentioned police have been at the hospital, talking to
some of these victims overnight. people with minor wounds, they're describing and some with critical injuries, bun r.1 man shot in the chest a woman in the leg. police are talking to some of those people to get an idea of what happened. randall. >> jonathan, some of the people who were in the theater have been talking about two heroes who emerged as the shooting took place. what do you know about that? >> we know there were at least two teachers enema movie theater and they're described at heroes. louisiana governor called them heroes. one of the teachers to avoid someone else being shot reportedly jumped in front of someone else, taking a bullet. we understand another teacher who had just been shot in the leg was able to manage and crawl to pull the fire alarm to alert others of what was going on, so a lot of people in that theater seemed to be taking action, because this did scum as a shock to a lot of people. there was commotion after the shooting took place.
witnesses said this came as a shock. they thought this was some sort of joke. the movie had just started the previews just ended. they thought it was a prank fireworks happening and they really realized this was real when they saw people injured and running and bloody. i talked you to one young man who was in the theater next door to where this happened. he told me what he saw last night after he walked out. >> by the time we got to the front of the building, there was a woman laying on the ground. she was laying on her face with her legs shot, blood everywhere. we were like ooh we never expected to see something like that walking out of a movie. >> again this is certainly shaking defensive safety for a lot of people in laughest, a small town an hour out of baton rouge. news conferences happening within the next minutes. we expect the police to release information, perhaps the gunman's name and more about people's condition and more about a motive. we will bring that news conference to you live.
randall. >> thank you jonathan martin in louisiana. >> president obama understands the greatest frustration of his presidency has been his failure to pass gun safety laws. he made the comments in an interview with the bbc. >> if you look at the number of americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it's less than 100. if you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it's in the tens of thousands, and for us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something that i intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months. >> after the 2013 connecticut shootings, the president backed legislation calling for stricter background checks. the bill failed in congress. >> the man who killed 12 people inside a colorado movie theater
will face the death penalty. the jurigraphy with the prosecution that the crime was heinous enough to keep execution as an option. they could di, though, to give holmes life in prison. his defense team argues holmes was mentally ill at the time of the shooting. >> officials in the accident say they are waiting for the results of more thorough toxicology tests on sandra bland. preliminary results show the woman who died in a texas jail cell had marijuana in her system and wounds that were consistent with suicide. bland was found dead in her jail cell three details after she was arrested during a traffic stop. kristin is in texas. what evidence did the autopsy show that indicates suicide? >> county prosecutors say sandra bland likely died from suicide by hang that. the autopsy conducted showed 30 small cuts on her wrist that was
probably self inflicted within the last few weeks. the autopsy showed that there were no self defense wounds or injuries to her face like bite marks to her limbs or tongue. >> the only injury present on her neck or head was what's called a ligature if you are row or ligature mark. this is consistent with a suicide. >> what are officials saying about the preliminary finding of marijuana in her system? >> toxicology tests conducted by the prosecutors indicated that miss bland had ingested marijuana recently. most likely before she died and possibly in her jail cell. they are saying it's relevant because it's a mood altering substance and amplifier. >> i would assume the bland family has also had some comments about the prosecutor's
assertions concerning the likelihood that she took her own life. >> yes. sandra bland's family have repeatedly said that she was not suicidal and have ordered an independent autopsy. randall. >> thank you very much. >> president obama is on his way to kenya right now. the white house says he will address development trade and human rights while visiting africa. as andrew simmons reports the country's fragile security situation is the first thing on the agenda. >> nairobi's skyline add u.s. forces move in. all air space in ken in a is monitored along with somalia ahead of the president's arrival. kenya is about to experience one of its biggest ever security operations. barack obama is setting off on his first presidential visit to the homeland of his late father. any personal fulfillment will be
tinged with the time line of human loss here. from al-qaeda's 1998 bombing of the u.s. embassy in nairobi, 200 between you know, and 12 americans died. the al shabab attack on the shopping mall in which 67 people were killed to al shabab's attack on garissa university that killed nearly 150 people only three months ago. >> while this summit is all about innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth, the rest of barack obama's visit isn't expected to be positive all the way. issues such as security, good gonance and corruption are going to be on the agenda and there could be some tough talking. >> the u.s. has had an uneasy relationship with kenya after violence that followed the 2007 presidential elections. kenyatta was indicted, accused of crimes against humanity. those charges have now been dropped. that's the reason why this presidential visit is going
ahead. kenyatta will be asking obama for more assistance in his fight against al shabab. >> we have been working in close collaboration with american agencies in our fight against terror and i am certain that that is an agenda that we shall further strengthen during this particular meeting. >> kenyatta will be asking his counterpart, we need more, more, more support more apprehension of the u.s. we need more training of our special forces by the u.s. so they can go in and do -- >> west westgate mall has reopened. this is to defiant move to know norm at. kenyans are still skeptical whether enough is being done. they'll be looking to a u.s. penalty with ken you know roots for more help. andrew simmons, al jazeera nairobi. >> kenyan political activist
joins us from the kenyan capital of nairobi this morning. thank you for giving us your time. we expect president obama to receive a warm welcome. are you disappointed that he waited until the sixth year of his term to visit kenya? >> sorry, i didn't get your question, sorry. >> are you disappointed that president obama has waited until the -- >> hello. >> -- sixth year of his term to visit kenya especially the president's focus on kenya when he was in the united states senate before he ran for the presidency. >> i think there is no disappointment, he is not our president, he is america's president. there is much excitement because he is coming home. when he was elected, we were so happy about it that we gave a public holiday.
we are excited he is coming back home. it is better late than never. >> you have written a letter to president obama, one that i describe as a scathing criticism of your own government. permit me to read one excerpt from your letter to president obama, quoting you now. for the two days you will be in nairobi, the areas you will visit will be the cleanest, safist spaces. street families have been rounded off the streets and those flower pots near statehouse are just for you. once you leave we shall go back to our normal, accustomed to the theft in government. so give me an affirm of what you mean by government theft in kenya. >> the government fest? >> theft. >> the line is very bad. i can barely hear you. >> you refer to government theft in your letter.
>> what? >> theft taking corruption. >> oh, government theft. >> yes. >> oh, the corruption in government. kenya's the most corrupt country in africa. the government has not fought it. we are hoping to the message that obama is going to bring back home is fight corruption, because they are not fighting corruption. al shabab, the poverty levels, security is a direct connected to corruption. there is a connection between al shabab in kenya and corruption. >> we have a picture of one of your most famous protests against government corruption where you and some demonstrators released pigs soaked in blood outside parliament. explain why you did that. >> yes.
we were trying to illustrate to the members of parliament and how greedy they are. if you look at the animal kingdom, the greediest animal is a pig. the pig is a symbol for greed. >> if you have a chance to meet -- >> we delivered them to parliament as a symbol of showing that we are tired. yes, go ahead. >> go ahead, go ahead please, finish your thought. >> no, it's fine. just go ahead. >> what will you say to president obama? >> i have only one thing. the government of kenya's been arresting innocent young somalis in this country and their anti terrorism police response by the government. how does the u.s. money support
police described as the most corrupt -- killings, they extort kenyans. if i only had one question for obama, how is the government accountable for the money given to them and make sure that the money is not used to terrorize innocent kenyan somalis. >> thank you for joining us from nairobi. >> three turkish f16 jets struck isil targets across the border in syria today. 35 isil fighters were killed in the air strike that came hours after shots were fired across the border at a turkish outpost. youturkey gave the u.s. permission to use an air base near the syrian border to launch airstrikes against isil. >> donald trump gets tears and jeers. he says he will win the
probe. clinton admits using a private email account to conduct government business but she says it was proper. the inspector's report said she may have mishandled classified information. >> republican presidential candidate donald trump said he will win the his panic vote despite his controversial comments about mexican mike grants. he went to the border and was met with cheers and protests. >> we are down in the airport in laredo, the accident, a controversial campaign stop for donald trump. his arrival dogged by a small but vocal group of protestors outside the airport. >> the message is this, that mr. trump, you're insulting us by being here in this town. you don't belong here and you don't have any business running for president because you're not the type of a man.
you are making a mackry, a mackry out of democracy. >> mr. trump tell me how do you expect to win the latino vote given the comments you made last month. >> i'm going to do great. in nevada, there was a poll i just blew everyone away. i have thousands of latinos working for me. >> you need more than 1,000 to win the vote. >> i have thousands of latinos working for me. they are great people. what they want is jobs, great jobs i'll bring jobs back from china, from all over the place. the latino vote will be verb easy, i will win that vote, the hispanic vote. >> the border city of laredo is a tough sell for the billionaire businessman who said mexico sends immigrants to the u.s. who are criminals and rapists. >> this country has built itself on the backs of immigrants and i don't think it's for him it's hypocritical for him to show his face on the border where most of
us are hispanic and come from an immigrant lineage. >> earlier thursday, before trump arrived the president of the local chapter issued a statement saying they were pulling out of all events involving donald trump. the last minute cancellation didn't slow trump down. standing just in front of the border with trucks transporting goods between the two countries as a backdrop, he met with laredo city officials, including the mayor. >> mr. trump that brought up certain issues, the immigration issue in particular. we, at least i feel personally, that immigration reform is required needed, we need protection in the border area. we need to secure the border. >> thursday, trump said immigrants to the country must be legal but punted again on that any type of immigration reform plan, though he continued his hard line on securing the border. >> in certain sections, you have
to have a wall, absolutely. the wall, the wall will save you a tremendous amount of money but you absolutely, there are areas that you have to have the wall. >> a call for a big are border fence, as trump tries to mend the divide between him and latino voters. jennifer london, al jazeera laredo texas. >> another megamerger in the health care industry, anthem is buying significant in a. it would create the largest health insurer in the country. anthem has been in negotiations to buy significant in a for months. it is just the latest health care merger. three weeks ago aetna announced it was buying human in a. >> investors are watching am don shares today after the company gave wall street a surprise birthday present reporting a second quarter profit shortly after marking its 20th 20th anniversary. stocks soared on the news. amazon that historically operated at a loss, spending its
income on developing new products or customers. >> the new shared economy has given rise to uber and air b and b. but also created controversy with some companies outsourcing their work and not hiring full time employees. michael shure takes a look. >> i'm driving around in an uber car in san francisco california just like jeb bush did when he was here recently, and this is all part of the new economy. some of calling it the gig economy or the shared economy but it's a real economy because presidential candidates are talking about it now. we're going to take a look at whether or not this new economy is helping the workers by creating job opportunities or helping companies because it gets them the workers without having to pay benefits and give job security. we actually talked to david hail. he's the c.e.o. of gig walkers a company that puts workers together with those opportunities. >> do you think this is glossing over a bigger problem that isn't
getting addressed? >> well look, globalization and technology are trends that we cannot reverse. it is moving forward around it is going to affect us. by the way all of us are driving these trends, you know. this is the person that wants to be able to order on amazon and have it show up the next day ok so that consumer pressure is driving the increased need for flexibility by the entire labor force. i think our view of that is that people need good jobs and technology thoughtfully implemented can actually give people that are using that technology better choices and better access to work. >> you can watch michael's full report tonight at 8:00 eastern. >> from coast-to-coast, it's getting hot out there but is summer or global warming to blame. scientists think they have the answer.
to get from los angeles to phoenix, interstate 10 will reopen. flash flooding washed out a bridge shutting that down. they will route traffic in both directions over the westbound part of the bridge. it will take weeks to fully rebuild the east bound span. >> an exciting deep space discovery, a far away planet that is a lot like earth. nation is a scientists say it is the same size of earth and or bits a sun similar to our own. they believe the planet could have water, which leads to the potential for human life. >> the u.s. in many parts of the world experienced hot weather in recent weeks. it is summertime, after all. scientists say there is new evidence that global warming is to blame for the warm up. let's find out more about that from nicole mitchell in today's environmental impact. >> we've had a lot of extremes this summer and expect the summer to be hot but how many of them are running hotter or
longer than normal? scientists in switzerland figured out that during the extreme events, about 75% or three out of four days are related to climate change. they did that by taking these 25 different climate models and looked at when we would have an extreme on average in about a thousand day period and global warming and the heat very tied. this year, already we've kind of seen this, this is the globe and all the areas use that in red are places that have already been above average so far this year from january through june. most of it much warmer than average, even some places well above, not very many blues not very many below and then just the united states through the month of june. remember we saw that northwest heatwave earning a operation in the record books. all time heat records including las vegas and nevada. 21 days at or above that mark,
boise, 100 happens but nine straight days of that. we've seen a lot of extremes. europe had a similar heatwave at the start of the month, going with some of those temperatures the end of june, early july with records, including germany and all time new at 105. these heat waves can kill thousands. definitely, there are some ties. this weekend the place you might want to stay indoors the midwest, looking for heat indexes well above 100 again. >> like we said, it is summer. >> yes. >> thank you, nicole mitchell. >> a famous shoe is getting an update converse updating its all star sneaker for the first time in 98 years. the inspiration for the new all star twos is comfort. they go on sale at the end of this month in red white and
>> when there's no real good reason this kind of evil should intrude on the lives of families out for a night of entertainment, we are horrified and shocked. >> a gunman opens fire in a movie theater killing two and wounding nine before turning the gun on himself. >> getting answers in the jailhouse death of sandra bland. the autopsy results point to suicide. >> there is a huge problem with the illegals coming through and
in this section it's a problem. >> donald trump takes his controversial immigration message to the border, but not everyone was rolling out the welcome mat. >> i'll be bringing you the latest from nairobi about barack obama's first presidential visit to kenya. >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. we're learning more this morning about the man who shot and killed two people inside a movie theater in louisiana last night before taking his own life. police identified him as a 58-year-old white man who seemingly acted alone. nine people were injured. some are in critical condition this morning. we expect a news conference from police. we'll bring it to you live when it begins. let's go to our correspondent jonathan martin live outside the
theater in lafayette. what can you tell us about the victims and do we know anything more about the shooter at this point? >> not yet. the news conference expect to happen here in just a future minute witness louisiana governor bobby jindal along with state police. all they've released is that this is a 58-year-old man the shooter acted alone as you mentioned and police have been here outside the movie theater really all night since this happened at 7:30. several victims are at the hospital with minor injuries, others with critical injuries. we know one man was shot in the cleft, another woman shot in the leg. they have been talking to police overnight and talking to the governor overnight providing new details. also a lot of witnesses coming forward, talking about what happened. people who were in the movie theater next door and also people who were in the actual movie theater where this happened. i want to bring in a 20-year-old student here in lafayette. you were in the theater next to where the shooting took place.
talk about what you heard last night as you and your friends were sitting down. >> well as we was watching the movie, the movie that had just began. i heard two or three faint gunshots. the reason they were faint like over the movie that's the reason they were faint. i looked around to see if anyone else heard it, to. it was a fighting movie. i thought maybe i'm just hearing stuff. after a while about 10 or 15 seconds, maybe even 20 seconds the sirens started to go off the white lights were flashing, everyone saying what's going on. then the p.a. system stares to evacuate the building, find the nearest exist. everyone tried to run outside to get to the door. once outside you look on every corner you'll see a cop with an assault rifle. everyone was what's going on, i'm scared. i kind of had a feeling what was going on because like i said, i heard the gunshots. when the siren started going
off, my heart sunk into my chest. i knew something serious was about to happen and even more with a cop at each corner. >> they were tell everyone to leave and that's what you saw someone lying down in blood. that what made you realize how serious this was? >> increase. >> describe what you saw. >> she was lying there blood coming from her leg and that's when people were asking her what's wrong and she had said she was shot inside the believe and brought outside and put on the curb. i don't know if someone helped her, i don't know if the shooter shot her and drug her out on the curb, i'm not sure. i'm going off what she said. police drove up, one of the guys were helping her and he left his car like right near me, so i was able to hear a lot of the stuff going on from the two police officers from the people that were inside the building. >> as you mentioned this is shaken the sense of safety for so many people. you are a student here. what do you think the feeling has been today. you said you couldn't even sleep
last night. >> it's just been -- it's definitely a terrifying feeling knowing that the guy could have came into my theater. all he had to do was take a left instead of a right. i could have been one of the victims. i could have been one of the ones that was shot. that could have been family in there. i just don't know what to think. everywhere i go i'm constantly on watch thinking something like could happen again anywhere. >> you said that you wanted to go help some of these victims but you were scared yourself, you didn't know where the shots were coming from. >> yeah, that's exactly right. >> thank you so much. we appreciate you. thank you for taking some time and we appreciate you sharing your story with us. expecting a news conference here within really the next few minutes. we see louisiana governor jindal arriving and state police again. the real question is who is this man, specifically his name, what drove him to do this.
was, an update perhaps on the victims later today. there are at least still seven victims in the hospital. >> the thank you. again, we are expecting that press conference. we will bring that to you live when it begins. >> the man who killed 12 people inside a colorado movie theater will face the death penalty. the jury in the penalty phase of the james holmes trial agree with the prosecution that the crime was heinous enough to keep execution as an option. they could decide to give holmes life in prison. his defense team argues holmes was ill since the time of the shooting. more than a dozen mass shootings have happened in the united states since the colorado shooting. last week, a gunman opened fire as a naval recruitment center inca chat nothing in a tennessee, he killed five
people. >> in charleston, south carolina a young white man killed nine african-americans at the historic emanuel a.m.e. church. >> just hours before the shooting in lafayette, president obama said the greatest frustration of his presidency is his failure to pass gun safety laws. he made the comments in an interview with the bbc. >> if you look at the number of americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it's less than 100. if you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it's in the tens of thousands. for us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing but it is not something that i intend to stop working on in the remaining 18 months. >> shortly after the interview president obama left on a trip to kenya the birth place of his father. he will travel to ethiopia on
sunday before returning to washington and we'll have more on his africa trip later in the show. >> officials in the accident are waiting for the results of more thorough toxicology tests and canada bland. they say the woman who died in a texas jail cell had marijuana in her system and wounds consistent with suicide. she was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop. tristan is live in texas. authorities say the autopsy does show that bland committed suicide. >> that's correct. the autopsy shows there were no self defense wounds on her hands or other signs of struggle like injuries to the face or bite marks on her lips or tongue. we are awaiting results on the independent autopsy sandra bland's family has ordered. >> this autopsy photo shows a mark on sandra bland's neck, another shows her hands lacking the kind of wounds you'd expect if a person were defending
herself. another show as knotted trash liner. the county prosecutor a say all of occasions she committed suicide and was not a victim of murder. >> the only injury which was present on her neck or head was what's called a ligature furrow or ligature mark. this is consistent with a suicide. >> marijuana was found in her system. additional tests released later could determine how much she might have ingested and when. the drug could have affected bland's state of mind. >> it may be relevant to determine what happened on the street, it may be relevant to her state of mind of why she committed suicide. it is a mind altering substance. >> she was found dead in her jail cell after she was stopped for failing to signal properly. a physical struggle was recorded
during the two during a traffic stop. >> i will light you up! get out! now! >> wounds on that her wrist were consistent with marks from handcuffs. the time in jail was taking on emotional toll on bland. >> she was crying and i could barely understand her. she was like i'm not equipped for this kind of life. >> bland's family argues that the 28-year-old was not suicidal and looking forward to starting a new job at prairie view a and m university. while the don't district attorney said while these pictures point to suicide he isn't ruling anything out yet. >> the investigation that's being conducted by the texas rangers, assessed by the f.b.i. is on going. in real life, in realtime, things take time. >> the medical examiner's full autopsy is expected to be made public today.
>> thank you tristan. >> the accident state senator royce west joins us from dallas. he has led an effort to require police to wear body cameras. we already have the dash cam video in this case. would a body camera have made a difference in the officer's behavior in bland's arrest? >> i think it would have made a difference stephanie, in his behavior. when you begin to look at some jurisdictions such as in california that put in place body cameras what you saw was an 88% reduction, i believe 88% reduction in the number of complaints against police officers and about a 66% reduction in police violence towards citizens. >> why is it so important to be asking these type of questions this morning when it does seem in fact she died by suicide? >> well, i think it's a two step
process. the question is, would she have been in that situation in terms of what her -- in the jail, had she not been arrested, so but for the arrest, she would not have been in the jail. from that vantage point you've got to look at whether or not it was a lawful arrest. when you look a supreme court case that came down in april -- >> yeah, it was april. >> rodriguez versus the united states -- yeah, rodriguez versus the united states, it appears as though that case, there was drugs that were found and the supreme court pretty much kind of put some parameters around quote unquote traffic stops. i believe that this was an unlawful arrest. >> a former county judge told the guardian newspaper that "this is the most racist county in the state have texas which is probably one of the most racist states in the country." do you think race was a factor here? >> well, you know, first of all
i'm not going to go behind what someone said somebody said in terms of characterization of the state of texas and specifically the state of texas, i don't think it's the most racist state. do we have issues concerning race in the state of texas? yes, we do. in terms of what occurred there i'm going to allow the investigation to play itself out, because there's an internal investigation and d.p.s. and texas rangers and f.b.i.'s looking into it, also with that what i would be very, very interested in, in terms of having issues addressed, whether or not this was official pressure. i'd want to make sure also. >> what do you mean by official pressure jewel official oppression, official oppression is a criminal law offense under the statutes in the state of texas. i think 38.07 of the penal code, will they investigate it as official oppression. it clearly looks like there's evidence that could be
considered by a grand jury, and speaking of the grand jury i want to make certain and hopefully that the district attorney and judge that i am panels a grand jury that you have ethnic diversity a diverse grand jury. we have said we want to make certain there is transparency at every level and wherever the facts lead, we want to make certain the facts get out. wherever the facts lead, that should be what's considered by the grand jury and that grand jury should be reflective have the state of the accident. when you go back to the judge's statement, assuming that the judge said that, if you have a diverse grand jury, then people can look at it and say listen, all of the fact were looked at through a clear lens of what should have been taken into consideration as opposed to the lens of anyone with some
bias. >> texas state senator royce west joining us from dallas this morning, thank you for your time. >> for the first time turkey launched airstrikes on isil
targets from one of its bases. officials say the strikes are on going and have hit three targets inside syria. >> i have given full authority to the turkish armed forces, whoever causes any threat to the republic of turkey, they will be responded to accordingly without any further notice. >> the prime minister said the operations carried out mark a new period for turkey in the fight against isil and kurdish rebel groups. the strikes come after a decision the obama administration calls a game-changer in the fight. the turkish government agreed to allow the u.s. to launch airstrikes both manned and unmanned from basis inside
turkey. the deal was sealed this week. it gives the u.s. easy access to isil targets inside syria and
iraq. >> after months of negotiations, the united states has won permission from turkey to begin flying manned a irstrikes out of the air base. it is in a prime location for the u.s. to conduct strikes in both northern iraq and northern syria. it's a base the u.s. has used many times before. it used i have the during the 1990's to enforce the no fly zone to northern iraqing during the 2003 invasion of iraq, it was a base for aircraft. nato aircraft are beard there because it's a nato air base. turkey had been resistant to allows manned flights there only allowing unmanned drones. this permission which was the result of months of negotiation between the two countries will now give the u.s. military more flexibility as it carries out its air campaign against isil in iraq and sir. >> >> jami macintyre reporting from the pentagon.
>> the unidentified remains from the victims of the germanwings plane will be buried. all 150 onboard died. >> a california judge is set to rule on a dying right lawsuit. a woman wants fatal medication to be prescribed to terminally ill people. >> nasa will reveal new images of pluto today and discuss horizon's spacecraft fly by. >> calmer winds in california help get a better handle on a fire in napa valley. it burned through 6,000 acres in hours. thousands of residents have been evacuated. some have been allowed to return home but others barely escaped the flames. >> it's close enough, i want to get out of here. >> it had jumped the road and went through 300 yards of fire on both sides. >> additional manpower is being sent to contain another wildfire out west in montana's glacial
national park. strange winds are hampering firefighters' efforts there. >> coming up, the latest details on the louisiana movie theater shooting. we are live in lafayette. we have a press conference that is being set up there. let's go ahead actually and listen in. >> our response was almost immediate. there were two police officers who were actually on this property at the time the incident occurred. they were able to get together, make entry into the theater met quite a few people coming out. as they made their way into the crowd, they heard a shot, and upon entering the theater the suspect was found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. numerous victims who were wounded were located.
we also located a deceased female and immediately began first aid. our local ambulance service had a pretty quick response time, as well. 12 ambulances were here within six minutes to care for the victim and transport to local hospitals. our shooter is john russell houser. he's a white male, 59 years of age. he previously resided in the state of alabama. he's kind of a drifter. he's been in lafayette since early july, as far as we can tell. he was staying at a local motel on university avenue. we served a search warrant on that motel room at about 4:30 this morning. he was driving a 1995 blue lincoln continental.
we found win and glasses and disguises basically in his room. his vehicle had a switched license tag on it. it was parked right outside an exit door of the theater. it is apparent that he was intent on shooting and then escaping. what happened is the quick law enforcement response forced him back into the theater at which time he shot himself. no devices were found in his vehicle. no devices were found in the theater. as far as we know, 140 caliber handgun is involved. that weapon has been recovered. it appears that at least 13 rounds were fired during the time he was in the theater discharging the weapon.
our victims are macy bro a white female 25 years of age. she died on scene. jill january johnson a white female, 33 years of age died at the hospital. of the nine victims that were hospitalized, two have been released, one victory mains in critical condition. the quick response by law enforcement is believed to have prevented further deaths. we are appealing to the public to contact law enforcement if they feel they may know this shooter or have had contact with him, because at this point, we have very little information about him. we want the public to call this number 337-291-8650. that is a direct line into our investigation section, and a person, it's a 24 hour number
and a person will be monitoring that phone and answering calls. we ask if you have any information about mr. houser to police contact law enforcement. our crime scene technicians worked throughout the night to process the scene. as you can imagine it's pretty horrific. it's a large area to process for physical evidence. a lot of people upon exiting the theater left a lot of possessions behind, so we recovered keys and purses and shoes and what not so we're still working inside the theater. the crime scene is still doing some work in there. the theater has been made safe. there's no devices. we haven't detected any devices. we have not found that mr. houser was working with anyone or associated with anyone. we haven't had any other threats
at any other theaters. for now this theater is closed until we can do all of the work we need to do here to try and piece together what happened. we will continue to update you throughout the day with any information that we come up with any other additional information that we come up with. i want to turn it over to colonel mike he edzo must son with the state police. >> first of all i want to that -- shots were being fired they went into it, because they were worried about the individuals in there.
you heard this, at least 100 people were interviewed. that many more, that meaning a few more were in the theater itself. i think it's going to be easy at this moment to speculate. here we are in lafayette louisiana in the middle of a neighborhood of a movie theater. why did he come here? why did he do that? we don't know that. lets say it's a domestic situation. it wasn't. here was a guy that was a drifter like the chief said who just happened to be in this theater and took two beautiful lives. these two individuals had a vision, had a name, they had a future. it wasn't to die as they did horribly in this theater here. let's remember that, as we put information out there. we'll try to get you the facts as we get them. he was in a local hotel. the police had been to that local hotel. they'd been to his house in alabama. they've talked to his friends and family. we didn't want to put other
police officers in harm's way. it happened at 7:30 last night. here we had the possibility of a car having some type of explosive devices in it. you looked in the back seat that looked to be wires. it didn't turn out to be anything. we evacuated people in that area and actually remotely went inside that car had to blow out the windows, we had to do an explosion to open up the trunk pores of i have the. we did that by a robot because we didn't want a police officer to get hurt. we entered the movie theater there were three object that is concerned us. we were able to x-ray those objects, deem them safe and clear the scene. we did that at 1:30. in a situation where 13 gunshots were fired a lot of different scenarios taking place, we were able to clear that and turn that back over to the lafayette police department where you have the technicians from the crime lab that are inside the building now trying to assess and find each one of those spent shells, find out exactly where those
deceased bodies were, take pictures of that. we've got to determine maybe there was a motive in him coming into the theater. certainly him coming out and seeing the police arriving put him back in there where he ended his life. he could have done additional harm. to put a motive to it is something that we simply can't do right now. you need to know that. we're going to support the lafayette police department, help them with our detectives. when you look at what happened here, within an hour, within minutes police were on scene but within hours, you have a full team from the federal government local state and national people were here, giving all the information they could, all the hem they could to try to help us as we work through this. again, a very, like i said last night, it was an ordinary moment ordinary night and turned into an-year-old situation. we've got to support the chief and his team and bring closure
to the city of lafayette for what happened last night. we're going to continue to do that and try to find out what might could have happened. please, you can help us. if you've got any information the chief gave the number, we'll give it out again. call us, let us know whether or not you were in state or out out of state. they closed another theater as a precaution. they'll work with the theater to get that one back open. it's important to know that we will get the information to you just as quickly as we can but we want to be mindful and respectful of the situation the families that that had their lives turned upside down right now. what i'd like to do at this moment and we'll come back and answer any questions that you have, we've got the mayor that wants to speak. i want to turn it over to governor jindal, arrived with me last night on the scene. we were both in baton rouge when this happened.
i was able to get him the information to him quickly. i have his cell phone numbers and we were on the scene through the night. it's been a long night, so work with us. governor jindal. >> i want to commend our law enforcement heroes, running toward the theater when they heard the gunshots. the gunman's original plan was to leave the theater alive. his car was pardon at the exit. as he was trying to ming gel in the crowd he saw the local police officers, went back inside, that's when he shot and killed himself. this was an awful awful night. for lafayette for louisiana for our compare country. there were amazing acts of heroism and selflessness. we'll hear more of those as we talk to witnesses and those injured. a couple i heard last night as i went to the local hospital, two teachers here on summer break wanted to come see one final movie, a comedy as they were getting ready for school to
start. one teacher jumping over her friend potentially saving her life. she felt that bullet would have hit her in the head. the second teacher was shot, had the presence of mind to pull that fire alarm. who knows how many lives were saved because that have presence of mind. we'll hear more and more stories of friends looking out for each other. last night was a hard breaking night. i visited with family members rushing to the emergency room, hoping to god it wasn't their loved one their child shot, wounded or maybe fatally counted wounded. we had folks had to cancel vacations, rushing back to lafayette to make sure it wasn't their loved one to provide support. i saw family and friends rushing to the emergency room, when they found out their t. their individual wasn't injured waited to make sure. i saw family priests there and saw others russia to emergency rooms to try to provide comfort.
i will say this. obviously the people of louisiana, the people of our great country are very angry when something like this happens. we're angry about the evil that exists in this word, about these senseless acts of violence. >> it makes you want to hug your children a little titler and do everything you can to protect them. you want them to live their lives. you know, we will continue, the applies will continue to investigate. i don't think we will ever truly understand why something like
this happens. women get through this. it will be tough. when anybody in america is hurting, we're all hurting. i know this will bring us back even closer together. for those that aren't from here, this is a normal movie theater in the normal part of a normal town. we're blocks from the local university. you never in a million years think it could happen here. you never think it could happen in louisiana or lafayette. this shows the senseless acts of violence can happen anywhere. i ask folks for their thoughts and prayers and love. the owner of the theater is setting up a fund to help the families. i want to commend had a chance to thank the doctors and nurses last night. i want to thank the ambulance personnel. i want to turn things over to the mayor. he was one of those that was absolutely critical for him to be here and again you've seen just a tremendous, tremendous outpouring of support and
working together from state and local authorities. let me turn things over to the mayor of lafayette. >> thank you governor. i want to thank the emergency responders. i had a police officer pick me up at the airport early. he told me how proud he was how well all the agencies worked together. lafayette was picked as the happiest city in america but like anybody our hearts are breaking right now we're hurting very much, because we have god friends and family that are part of this tragedy. we'll become the happiest city again, because we are such a strong community very resilient as the governor said. the reason is because we are a very family oriented community. everybody in this community is part of our family. the community is not just lafayette, but all of louisiana. the people of the parishes that surround larr yet are all going to be operating for this tragedy, for the people here that were so terribly harmed by
this. it is just something that you don't expect to happen in lafayette. as the governor said, we are just any town u.s.a. we don't have these kind of things that happen. like i said, our hearts are brother-in-law, but we'll he'll with the help of all the people. thank you. >> we'll distribute individual photos of our shooter, but we want to show you this picture right now. it's a little blurry, but we'll try to get you a more clearer picture. this is john russell houser, white male, age 59. we're asking for anyone who had contact with him interaction with him to please call that number. >> if you're just waking up, you may not have heard that there was another mass shooting in this country last night. you've been listening to the lafayette, louisiana police
updating us on what happened. they named the shooter who killed himself john houser, 59 years old described as kind of a drifter. both of the people that were killed in this shooting were women, ages 21 and 33. one victory mains in critical condition. the police also said that the shooter had the in tent of shooting and escaping, but because of the rapid police response within he ended up killing himself. they have recovered his 40 caliber handgun and are asking the public for more information. we'll be right back.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:36 eastern. our top story, police identified the man who killed two people and then himself at a movie theater in lafayette louisiana. his name is john russell houser. he was 59 years old and seemingly worked alone. officials describe him as a drifter with a criminal history. let's go to jonathan martin outside the theater in lafayette. jonathan, what else did we learn about what happened? >> good morning to you. despite the information you just mentioned, there's still a lot police don't know about this man. they said over and over during this news conference that if you've had contact with this man, if you know who he is or
anything about him call them. they know that he is from alabama. he had been staying here recently. he had been staying at a local motel and police just issued a search warrant and searched his hotel room. they also searched his car. not long ago they say in the car, they found wigs, glasses disguises. his car had a switched license plate on it. the cash was parked outside the door of the movie theater. they say they're responding quickly, he was not able to escape. he did take his own life. we learned in this news conference that the two people who were killed in this shooting, two women and among the victims in the hospital, nine victims, they said that two victims have since been reds. some of the injuries range from
minor injuries to critical injuries. this shooting took place last night around 7:30, some 100 people were in the movie theater. in the theater where this happened, they were watching the comedy "train wreck." the movie had not actually started yet when people say they heard gunfire. some thought this was a big joke. they thought this was maybe prank fireworks. it wasn't until they got out of the theater and saw people injured, saw blood that they realized how serious this was. i spoke with one of the young men who was in the theater just moments ago. >> by the time we got to the front of the building, we saw a a woman laying on the ground, she was laying on her face with her leg shot, blood everywhere. we were like ooh we never expected to see something like that walking out of a movie. >> police are wanting to know more about this shooter. they are asking people with any information to call them. me did mention that they have
already gone to alabama to try to find family members people who have had contact with him. that is one of the reasons they did not relevancy his name, they did not want to put any law enforcement officers at risk, those going out there to try to find information. louisiana governor on the scene talking to victims talking to family members and really trying to provide a sense of comfort for the small community that obviously is very shaken right now. >> jonathan martin reporting live from lafayette with the latest. jonathan, thank you. >> what happened in louisiana is just the latest mass casualty shooting to happen in the u.s. the third actually in the last few months. john henry smith is here with a look at what the numbers show about what might be behind these events. each event is different. we always look for similar strippings. >> these numbers are.com the office of drugs and crime. they build a compelling case that america is awash in guns, leading to more homicides. america has 30 homicides for
each 1,000 citizens. it's about the same as the west bank in gaza, far below mexico. the u.s. has 42% have the civilian owned guns and leads the world in civilian gun ownership. what's been the affect of having as many guns as people in america? a boston university study carrying the american states from 1981-2010 concluded when gun ownership rises by 1% in a given area, homicides go up .9%. as for the frequently heard argument these days that america's gun violence problem will be involved by making sure the mentally ill can't get their hands on firearms, relatively few violent crimes are committed by the mentally ill. the mentally ill's violent crime
right is at 3.5%. so summarize the data indicates that there are more guns in america and that therefore leads to more gun homicides. >> important context for us, thank you. >> just hours before the tragedy in louisiana, president obama told the bbc his inability to pass gun safety laws has been the most frustrating aspect of his presidency. >> the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings. >> the president made those comments just before he left for kenya. he is set to arrive in nairobi in a few hours. as andrew simmons reports, the trip will be overshadowed not just by tragedy in the u.s., but
by ongoing violence in kenya. >> the americans are monitoring all air space in kenya along with neighbor be somalia ahead of the u.s. penalty's arrival. it may not seem like it, but last minute makeovers, but kenya is about to experience one of its biggest ever security operations. barack obama is setting out on his first presidential visit to the homeland of his late father. any personal fulfillment will be tinged with the time line of human loss here p.m. from the bombing of the u.s. embassy in kenya, the al shabab attack on the west gate shopping mall two years ago in which 67 people were killed to al shabab's attack on garissa university that killed nearly 150 people only three months ago. >> while this summit is all about innovation entrepreneurship and economic
growth, the rest of barack obama's visit isn't expected to be positive all the way. issues such as security, good governance and corruption are going to be on the agenda and there could be some tough talking. >> the u.s. has had an uneasy relationship with kenya after violence that followed the 2007 presidential elections. kenyatta was indicted, accused of crimes against humanity. those charges have now been dropped. that's the reason why this presidential visit is going ahead. kenyatta will be asking obama for more assistance in his fight against al shabab. >> we have been working in very close collaboration with american agencies in our fight against terror and i am certain that that is an agenda that we shall further strengthen during this particular meeting. >> kenyatta will be asking his counterpart, we need more, more, presence of the u.s. we need more training of our special forces by the u.s. so
they can go in and do work. >> westgate mall has reopened. this is to defiant move to know norm at. kenyans are still skeptical whether enough is being done. they'll be looking to a u.s. penalty with ken you know roots for more help. keptens are still skeptical whether enough is being done to protect them. they'll be looking to a u.s. president with a can anyone roots for more help. >> donald trump visited the border and talked about immigration, met with cheers and protest. we have live in the accident. good morning he made quite a splash as he always does. >> >> as he always does, stephanie good morning to you. donald trump taking his tough talk to the border here in laredo texas yesterday arriving amid much pomp and circumstance
as we've come to expect when we talk about donald trump. it's clear from the momentum he landed, not everyone was happy to see the presidential hopeful. >> we are down in the airport in laredo, the accident, a controversial campaign stop for the presidential hopeful donald trump. his arrival dogged by protestors outside the airport. >> the mental is this, that mr. trump, you're insulting us by being here in this country or town. you don't belong here and you don't have any business running for president because you're not the type of a man. you are making a mockery out of democracy. >> how do you expect to win the latino vote. >> we had a pole in nevada where i blew everyone away.
i have thousands of latinos working for me. they are great people. what they want is jobs. i'll bring jobs back from china from all over the place. the latino vote will go very easy, i will win that vote. >>ed border city of laredo is a tough sell for trump, who says mexico sends immigrants to the country that are criminals and rapists. >> this country is built on the backs of immigrants. it's hypocritical for him to show his face here where most of us are hispanic and come from hit panic immigrant lineage. >> before you arrived the president of the local chapter issued a statement saying they were pulling out of all events involving donald trump. the last minute cancellation didn't slow trump down.
standing just in front of the border with trucks transporting goods between the two countries he hit with laredo city officials, including the mayor. >> mr. trump has brought up certain issues, the immigration issue in particular. we, at least i feel personally that immigration reform is required, needed, we need protection in the border area. we need to secure the border. >> thursday, trump said immigrants to the country must be legal, but punted again on any type of immigration reform plan, though he continued his hard line on securing the border. >> in certain sections, you have to have a wall, absolutely. the wall, the wall will save you a tremendous amount of money but you absolutely, there are areas that you have to have the wall. >> a call for a bigger border fence, as trump tries to mend the divide between him and latino voters.
june the national border patrol council says after much consideration, they canceled their event with donald trump saying in a statement basically that they didn't want to appear as if their local agents were endorsing donald trump's presidency, run for presidency, i should say. >> his run for the republican nomination, although else leading in the polls. jennifer london in laredo, texas for us, thank you. >> hillary clinton is speaking out about the question of mideast pace at a campaign rally in south carolina. the she said there is no alternative to a two-state solution for israel and the palestinians. >> i do believe it's possible, and i believe it's the only resolution that will work. i think there has to be a negotiated settlement. we have to look for a way to persuade both sides to do more to demonstrate their commitment to a two-state solution.
there are steps that both sides can and should make that i would be promoting. >> those comments come as the justice department is being asked to open a criminal investigation into clinton's use of private email while she was secretary of state. that's according to "the new york times," which says two inspectors general believe the matter warrants a federal probe. the reports say that by doing so using that private email she may have mishandled classified information. >> another megamerger in the health care industry this morning, anthem is buying significant in a in a deal valid at some $54 billion. the combined companies would create the largest health insurer in the country anthem has been in negotiations to buy significant in a for months. it's just the latest health care merger just three weeks ago aetna announced it was buying human in a. >> more on our top story the louisiana movie theater shootings. police just i.d.'s the shooter at 59-year-old john houser. they say he had no known motive.
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drifter with a criminal history. they say there is no known motive and he planned to escape, but killed himself as police closed in. >> the began man's original plan was to leave the theater alive. his car was parked at the exit, as he was trying to mingle in the crowd he saw the local police officers, went back inside that's when he shot and killed himself. >> two women were killed in the shooting, one died on the scene one at the hospital. nine others were injured. one is still in the hospital in critical condition right now. two have been released. >> all this week, we're taking a look at the dark web. it's the part of the internet you can get guns to drugs. we have been digging into the story. the dark web did not start for criminals, right? >> it did not. the navy developed the program to protect military secrets. the anonymous nature is crucial
for journalists and oppressive regimes to communicate but is a way to stay hidden. >> on the dark web sites advertising heroin to hit men to sex to automatic rifles are hidden behind layers of anonymity. the mission of the dark web was to protect confidential military secrets and have open source intelligence gathering. it used a program using a labyrinth network of tunnels. by avoiding a direct connection, it allows individuals to share public networks without compromising privacy. it was soon adopted by journalists and activists in foreign countries like iran and syria where information is often censored. >> i think this has been the problem of a lot of our policies, we've never imagined and done what we call crime proving where we thought about how we developed can be misused
and abused by non-state actors. it's like pandora's box. it can't be shut back in. >> this doctor leads researchers monitoring cyber crime and the dark web. >> it takes your i.p. address and sends it around through a software and spits out a different i.p. address on the other side. it makes it very difficult for people to find out where you're exactly from or who you are. >> these websites, the links change often. that's because they get shut down or busted. >> case in point the now in famous silk road. boasting that it was the largest marketplace on the dark web tell the the state seized it and arrested its founder in 2013. only days later a new commerce site called silk road 2.0 went up and the buying and selling of
illicit items continued. it was believed fro were 18,000 products on the dark web. today, there are 69,000 products listed across 10 major black markets. two thirds of the inventories are drugs. the rest include weapons stolen credit card accounting, human organs and hit men for hire. >> i've heard law enforcement refer to this as what whack a mole. is that how you describe it? one shuts down, another comes up? >> yes. the problem is many working in government are not as flexible as the criminals. we're dealing with a very nimble opponent. >> and we're losing. >> yes. >> law enforcement has made gains. last week, the justice department announced that it shut down a major hacking forum called dark code in an arrest spanning 20 countries.
this site has been operating since 2008. >> did you expect to find what you did in your reporting of this story? >> we expected to find the stolen data, the drug, it was the volume, the sheer volume of this and how orderly all these sites were. this is the wild west, but these are sites with even reviews to them making shopping like any other experience like amazon or any on line site. >> thank you. >> new concerns over privacy for users of google's android operating system. the company launched a new time line that lets you see where you've been since you started up your phone. the company said onlile owner can see that. google said you can disable the tracking features when you start the phone for your first time or turn off tracking in the phone settings. thanks for watching.
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