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good morning, everyone. we begin this sunday morning with breaking news out of california. we now know the name of the suspected gunman in the rampage that left four people dead friday in santa monica. you're looking at a 2006 year book photo of john zawahri. he began his shooting when he shot his father and his brother. we know more about his connection to santa monica college. kyung lah has more from santa monica. >> reporter: the armed gunman dead at the end of his rampage
had one intent, say police. >> he heavily armed himself, and he was ready for battle. >> reporter: police displayed his jaw dropping arsenal and the upper receiver to a .223 semiautomatic rifle, a .44 caliber handgun, and dozens of rounds loaded into two magazine clips. he had an additional 1,300 rounds he could have fired. this is just some of his weaponry. police also showed pictures of additional magazines, and the gunman dressed in all black, wearing knee pads and a vest, where you see him carrying the .223 semiautomatic rifle he used to carry out the bloody rampage across the normally idyllic beach town. >> anybody who puts on a vest of some sort. comes out with a bag of loaded magazines, has an extra receiver, has a handgun, and has a semiautomatic rifle, carjacks folks, goes to a college, killings more people, and has to be neutralized at the hands of
the police, i'd say that's premeditated. >> reporter: but why? police say in 2006 they were called to this house the gunman set on fire, where he killed two of his relatives. at the time, the gunman was a juvenile, so police would not elaborate. right now police don't know why he chose to shoot his way through santa monica college. he was a student at the college at the 2010, familiar with the library, where students hid in a safe room. officers say he probably didn't know any of the victims outside his relatives, choosing people at random. victims like the father and daughter inside this red suv. shot in the head and killed, santa monica college grounds keeper carlos navarro franco. he was driving his daughter, a student at the college, to pick up textbooks when they came across the gunman. >> why why it happened to him. >> reporter: relative alfred criello says the daughter, who was transferring to a four-year
college, may not survive her injuries. >> to go out and shoot randomly at other people who he don't know, didn't have contact with, i just don't understand why a person would do that. >> reporter: a big question here and one that's yet to be publicly answered is how the gunman obtained his weapons, especially the semiautomatic rifle, which is highly regulated in california. the guns are now being tracked by the atf. kyung lah, cnn, santa monica, california. >> we'll have more on the suspected gunman and the shooting rampage in the next half hour. meantime, the crane operator accused of causing the deadly building collapse in philadelphia is expected to appear in court to face charges this morning. 42-year-old sean benschop covered his face with a red jacket as he was taken into custody yesterday. he faces six kountss of involuntary manslaughter and 13 counts of reckless endangerment for wednesday's collapse that left 6 dead and 13 injured. a law enforcement source tells cnn that benschop had traces of
marijuana and pain medication in his blood after the collapse, but his attorney says he was not high. >> he and his family are extremely sympathetic and remorseful with respect to what happened. this was an accident, but will benschop is not responsible. >> we also learned that benschop had a cast on his right arm while operating a crane to tear down a vacant building when a wall collapsed onto a salvation army thrift store. philadelphia mayor michael nutter issued this statement. "justice will only be served if sean benschop receives a sentence that buries him in a jailhouse forever just like his victims were buried on wednesday." the search for a new orleans teacher missing for 98 days appears to be over. a car belonging to terrilynn monette was found on thursday. and a body was found, presumably
monette. they'll perform an autopsy to presume it's her. now the family can only wonder and wait as to why it took so long to find her. >> reporter: cries of anguish from a family who's held out hope for 14 weeks. crews pulled terrilynn monette's car out of bayou saint john, a body found in the driver's seat. >> we never imagined this would happen. how do we move on? we really don't know how to move on. >> reporter: the jefferson parish teacher disappeared after leaving a bar in lake view. her story captured the community. dozens of onlookers gathered at the bayou to show their support. officials say crews have searched this area of the bayou at least three times before, raising questions for family and friends about why monette's car wasn't found sooner.
>> how long the car been there if they done searched this area? this area done been searched before. it's really mind boggling to me. >> reporter: mark is the volunteer diver who used sonar to find monette's car. the sigh dell police officer wanted to give monette's mother closure. >> now she can start her process of getting on with her life knowing where her baby is. she'll never have to from this day forward not know where she is. >> reporter: already someone threw rose petals into the water for remembrance. >> it's rough for everybody. everybody that's been involved it's been rough. got closure, but her daughter's dead. myself and a whole lot of others that participated are happy and sad. >> it's a relief. it's a relief. we promised that we would never give up on her, and we stood by that promise. >> and that was monica hernandez from our affiliate wwl reporting
there. meantime, monette's mother is among those wondering why the search for terrilynn took 98 days. while she is grieving her daughter, she's also in shock. >> it's very hard. it's very difficult. as you know, i've been coming down here every month since my daughter has gone missing. i just can't believe that it has taken them this long to find this car. i'm just shocked right now. i'm just shocked. this morning south africans are offering prayers at church services throughout their nation for their beloved former president nelson mandela. the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was rushed to the hospital for a recurring lung infection. he was last listed in serious but stable condition. no more updates since yesterday.
thence anxiety shown by people throughout the wofrld is perfectly understandable with mandela's health deteriorating. those wanting to know more about his condition are getting error messages on the former president's website. the northeast is dry now, and the midwest faces the prospect of even more rough weather. meteorologist alexandra steele is here to tell us more about that. >> more wet weather. good morning to you, pamela. what we're going to do, just kind of a radar scan, show you what's cooking literally and figuratively around the country, a lot going on. kansas city down to oklahoma, scattered showers and thunderstorms firing up. south of des moines as well. so driving 35 and 70. look what's happening toward texas. dallas, airport warning right there right now. flying out of there, you're certainly going to be held at the gate for a while. i line of showers and storms dropping southeast. oklahoma city kind of dry through the day.
this moved through. dallas, you're going to see showers and storms this morning and then refire through the afternoon. kind of just keep an eye to the sky for that. st. louis, cape girardeau, memphis, this is the area that will see serious weather potentially. tornado possibility, but large hail, damaging winds certainly. those storms are dropping south. farther east, our tropical warm moist environment. all of this lifting to the north. birmingham, an early pool start, but then all this rain's moving in. atlanta, georgia, as well. showers and thunderstorms, you'll see throughout the day today. not a total washout, but panama city on the beach there, scattered showers and storms. here's the good news. you're dry today. boston and new york, temperatures in the 70s and oils. washington as well. see about 83 degrees with sunshine. but that will change. all this moisture kind of moving into the northeast in new
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good morning, new york city. it is just about 6:15 on the east coast. a live look now at the sun rising up over manhattan as we see. going to be a gorgeous day there. 81 degrees, sunny today. get out there and enjoy it while it lasts. rise and shine, everyone. a meeting dubbed so terrific they're promising to do it again. president obama and his chin he's counterpart xi jinping have now parted ways in southern california. they met on a range of pressing
issues, among them, north korea, cyber attacks, and climate change. jessica yellin has more on the informal meeting and its unusual desert back drop. >> reporter: president obama and vice president xi wrapped up their summit. president obama declared the visit -- >> terrific. >> reporter: over two days, the two leaders met for a total of eight hours. >> i'm very much looking forward to this being a strong foundation for the kind of new model of cooperation that we can establish for years to come. >> reporter: the summit held just four months after he took office meant to launch a close relationship with the new chinese leader. >> translator: and the present china-u.s. relationship has reached a historical starting point. >> reporter: the back drop was unusual, and not just because temperatures soared to 110 degrees. they met at sunny lands, a private estate of a family
better known for hosting frank sinatra and the rat pack and ronald reagan for new year's eve 18 times. aides say it offered them a quiet space to work through a range of issues, among them, north korea. the leaders agreed to keep up pressure to rein in its nuclear ambitions. >> i think we had quite a bit of alignment on the north korean issue and absolute agreement we would continue to work together. >> reporter: cyber attacks. according to the white house, the chinese acknowledged they're a problem, agreed to investigate, and work out rules of the road. >> i believe we can work together on this rather than at cross purposes. >> reporter: and climate change. for the first time china agreed to work with the u.s. to limit the production of greenhouse gases. president obama gave the chinese leader a parting gift, this bench made of california wood. >> the bench was made out of a redwood. the two leaders were able to take a walk and were able to sit
on what became the bench that the chinese will be taking with them. >> reporter: throughout the summit, the president and his aides were peppered with questions about new revelations regarding government surveillance programs. white house officials had strong words about the consequences of these leaks. >> he's frankly doing an assessment of the damage that is being done to u.s. national security by the revelation of this information, which is necessarily secret because the united states needs to be able to conduct intelligence activities without those methods being revealed to the world. >> reporter: during the summit, president xi publicly invited president obama to visit china. white house officials say the president agreed to come, and they're looking at holding a similar informal summit outside of beijing in the not too distant future. pamela? >> jessica yellin, thank you so much. a little girl at the heart of the battle over the nation's organ transplant policies, she's taken a turn for the worse.
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♪ twinkle twinkle little star by now you've seen that little girl most likely. she is 10-year-old sarah murnagh murnaghan, the little girl who captured the hearts of so many. she has now taken a turn for the worst, we're told. sarah murnaghan, the little girl whose fight for survival has sparked a national debate over
transplant roles. doctors have put a tube down sarah's throat to help her breathe. janet murnaghan has told cnn the step means most likely sarah would have three to five weeks to live without a transplant. around midnight she posted, "it's been unimaginably awful here." and this all comes a day ahead of an emergency meeting of the group that sets national rules for lung transplants. members could change the policy that puts kids at the very end of the waiting list for adult organs no matter how sick they are. a federal judge last week intervened against sarah and another little boy, javier acosta right here, equal access to donors right now. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti sat down with javier's mother susan. >> reporter: pamela, good morning. cnn spoke exclusively to milagros martinez, the mother of 11-year-old javier acosta, and what makes this family's story especially heart breaking is that in 2009 javier's brother
jovan died while waiting for a lung on the children's transplant list. he was the same age javier is now and also suffered from cystic fibrosis. >> it's hard for me to tell my son, you know, you have to have faith and be hopeful, and this is going to happen for you, and inside knowing the chances are slim. it really hurts. it's my only child now. and knowing the facts. >> reporter: and turning 12 is significant in these cases because that's how old you have to be to get on a priority list for adult lungs. juvenile lungs are much harder to find. if the current transplant rules do not change, children under 12 can only receive adult lungs after each adult on the waiting list turns them down first, no matter how sick they are. so now javier acosta and sarah murnaghan are joining other children who may be helped if transplant guidelines are revised. a judge ordered a ten-day injunction to remove the age
restrictions on both sarah and javier. now the national transplant procurement program is meeting monday to examine its policies. pamela? >> susan candiotti, thank you so much for that. we'll continue to bring you the latest information on sarah and javier. we'll update you on any developments from monday's transplant board emergency meeting, but certainly our thoughts out to sarah and her family. she now likely only has three to five weeks to live without a transplant. coming up, breaking details this morning in friday's deadly rampage in santa monica, california, that left four victims dead. we can now tell you who police say did it. and one of the country's most notorious fugitives is about to go on trial. we'll run down the case against james "whitey" bulger.
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good morning, everyone. i'm pamela brown. it's 30 minutes past the hour. we continue to follow breaking news this morning. we now know the name of the suspected gunman in the rampage that left four people dead friday in santa monica. right here, take a look. you're looking at a 2006 year book photo of john zawahri. police say he began his shooting spree at a house where he killed his father samir and his brother chris. stephanie elam is in santa monica this morning following the story for us. stephanie, what more have police said about the gunman? >> reporter: there's a few things more now we know, pamela. we do know that house that was burning where there were two other victims found, we do know their names as well. they're actually john's father and brother here, the last name being the same, zawahri. first name being sam, samir would be the father, and chris zawahri would be his brother. we're getting more information
here. a couple things that's important to point out. police have been saying they do not think this has anything to do with terrorism. this was just a lone gunman who may have been premeditating this attack here at santa monica college, pamela. >> stephanie, do police know how john zawahri amassed all of these weapons? >> reporter: no. at this point, we still do not know any of that information. we're still getting information, obviously the breaking news coming out what their names are, but how he was able to gather so many different guns. also, the ammunition. he had a massive amount of ammunition with him, all of that still unclear on how he was able to get that all together and then come to santa monica college for this shooting, which, as he walked through, several witnesses say he was very calm making this maneuver but very well armed. and also the fact he had on a vest to protect himself as well, pamela. >> as the chief said there, it was premeditated, according to him. the burning question, the motive. what was his motive?
do we have any more clues as to that? >> reporter: yeah, that's the billion dollar question right now. we don't know what his motive was. we do know there have been reports he was being treated for some mental illness. how that factors into this story, we do not exactly know. at this point, we don't know what was driving him to go commit such a heinous crime in the middle of the afternoon. >> still so much to learn. stephanie, are we expecting any more updates on victims' names today? >> reporter: we may be. we're going to be out here all day trying to see what more information we can get out. obviously, in a story like this, what you do want to know about are the people who did lose their lives so we can talk about their stories. at this point, we just don't have it yet. we're getting things very, very slowly at this point. >> stephanie elam, thanks so much for being with us. keep us updated. in new orleans, the coroner will perform an autopsy tomorrow on a body presumed to belong to 26-year-old terrilynn monette.
the missing teacher's car was pulled from a bayou yesterday, 98 days after she first disappeared. the body was found by a volunteer using his own sonar device in a pond previously searched by police. one person is in custody in connection with the killing of two american troops and one american civilian. it all happened in paktika province in eastern afghanistan. the shooter wore an afghan army uniform. >> this was very difficult day for isaf. we had two tragic incidents. >> people are concerned about attacks as nato winds down its military presence in afghanistan. and now to arizona where police say a 4-year-old boy stently shot and killed his father. the boy and his dad were visiting a friend who's a military veteran and keeps guns for protection.
the little boy apparently grabbed the gun, not knowing what it was, and then it went off. police identify the father as justin stanfield thomas, also an army veteran. a friend called the accident tragic and said thomas was a great father. take a look here. this is what's left of a wayward hot air balloon. it's one of two that crashed in the denver area yesterday. high winds are to blame for this. one person was injured in this crash, and the other two people were hospitalized while their tourist balloon crashed while trying to land in a grassy field. the long awaited trial of james "whitey" bulger begins this week and could last all summer long. bulger is accused of running boston's infamous irish mob for more than a decade and eluding police for almost as long. debra feyerick has more on the case that includes crooked cops, murderers, and mobsters. >> reporter: after more than two decades as the reputed head of boston's criminal underworld followed by 16 years on the run,
this is how james "whitey" bulger returned home two years ago after one of the fbi's largest and longest manhunts. since the disgraced homecoming, bulger's been incarcerated accused of extortion, money laundering, and 19 counts of murder, charges to which he's pleaded not guilty. >> mr. bulger this afternoon stood up and said good afternoon to the jurors. >> reporter: the trial will likely close a traumatic chapter in boston's history as well as the history of the fbi. by all accounts, bulger's ruthless empire was allowed to grow unchallenged in the '70s, '80s, and early '90s because of this man, john connolly. >> he destroyed the reputation of the boston office. a lot of very good agents were hurt after the whole office was tarnished. >> reporter: connolly was raised in the same housing project with bulger and ultimately cut a deal
with the alleged mob boss. >> he did everything, including breaking all kinds of laws over the years to keep that alive. >> reporter: protected by the rogue fbi agent, bulger got names of other informants and rival gang members, people he's accuseded of killing. he knew when the police were coming and when to disappear. in 1994 bulger got one of his last tips, he was about to be indicted on federal charges. he stashed cash in various security boxes. he fled boston taking girlfriend katherine greig. there were reported sightings in london and south america. >> he became the elvis of gangsters. he was ultimately spotted somewhere. >> reporter: in the end bulger was found here in santa monica, three days after a public service announcement seeking information about his
girlfriend. the couple had been living under the alias charlie and carol gasko, a self-described businessman and his younger wife. in the third floor apartment, agents found $800,000 in cash and more than 30 weapons stuffed in the walls. whether bulger planned to shoot his way out is anyone's gas. he was lured to the basement garage on a ruse his storage locker had been broken into. the feared whitey bulger was arrested quietly and without incident. deborah feyerick, cnn, boston. >> little tidbit for you, in case you didn't know, whitey bulger, the movie, the oscar winning movie "the departed" was based on him. south africa and the world are waiting to hear word about the condition of former leader nelson mandela. we'll find out why news of his condition is so secret. (announcer) born with a natural
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linked to the government. many in benghazi are furious that former rebel fighters are overseeing security despite the fact that leader moammar gadhafi was ousted over two years ago. they want security turned over to the military. north and south korea are trying to bridge their differences at the first official talks in two years. it's a sign of improved relations between the two countries. on friday the north reconnected a hot line with the south. it's hoped that today's meeting will pave the way for higher level talks on wednesday. and in south africa nelson mandela remains in the hospital this morning. the last word was that the 94-year-old former president is in serious but stable condition. he's been hospitalized several times over the past few years, but every time there seems to be a shroud of secrecy surrounding his condition. our nadia bilchik joins us now. good to have you here. there's always been the cloud of secrecy about how he's doing,
about his condition. why is that? >> the family asks for privacy, but mainly the south african government wants there to be one message when he finally does physically depart from this world, and they don't want to cause any undue panic. i want to hear from the grand daughters about what they had to say about please not spreading any rumors about his health. >> as the family, we call on people and urge people to give us the privacy to deal with whatever we're going through as a family in private. i think many people are afforded that simple right to just -- if their family members are in hospital, that they can deal with it privately. it just boils down to the fact that it's a private matter and whatever goes on with him, especially when it comes to his health, should be dealt with privately as a family. >> they're asking for privacy, and although nelson mandela is no longer in official capacity,
he is still a public icon and much beloved. so everybody wants to know how he's really doing. >> absolutely. there's so much curiosity about that, and everyone on that note wants him to pull through this. they want him to fight. every article that i've read from people in south africa and around the world, they're saying he's pulled through so many times before. four hospitalizations this year? >> yes, but one of his friends today in south africa's sunday times, andrew longani, who was actually on robin island with mandela, a former political inma inmate, he says, let him go. he's been hospitalized so many times. he's urging them to let him go. >> we've seen the article released in march with the image we're not used to seeing. if you look at it here, he looks frail and weak. he didn't hold president zuma's
hand. >> what jacob zuma wanted to achieve by this photograph is saying the global icon, the person taking south africa from apartheid to democracy, we have a close affiliation. as you said, mandela was very frail. in fact, when zuma reached out to him to grasp his hand, mandela did not grasp his hand back. >> as you mentioned, nadia, mandela is an icon. you are from south africa. you grew up there. >> i'm from south africa. i spoke to mandela's grandchildren yesterday, and i said, could you give me an update? they said at this point no. what i'm understanding is the south african government is saying to the family, please don't say anything. and the south african government spokesperson said today, we have no more news, but by saying we have no more news, all it does really is inspire people's curiosity. >> absolutely. >> at the end of the day, the government wants to be the person -- and i don't want to preempt his death because let us hope, pamela, that he lasts until his birthday on july 18th.
but at the same time, given that he's so frail, the government doesn't want to cause undue panic. when i was there earlier this year, i asked people what happens if mandela is no longer with us? people are concerned there may be some unrest and panic because he is such a figure head. >> not only in south africa but around the world. why is he so important to everyone? >> because it's so important what he did. the end of apartheid in south africa only ended in 1990, and he's the person who took the country peacefully from anti-apartheid to one of the most democratic constitutions in the world. i say peacefully when you look at the other transitions and the spring uprising around the world, and you look at that and see how peaceful, you look at egypt, tunisia, and south africa and realize what a peaceful transition it was. when he left prison, president clinton said to nelson mandela,
aren't you angry with your jailers? and he said, no, if i am angry, then they have power over me. so a man who is forgiving and loved around the world. >> nadia bilchik, thank you for sharing your unique insight. they may be a bit of an odd couple. why new jersey governor chris christie plans to team up with former president bill clinton. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. (gasp) nope. aw! guys! grrrr let's leave the deals to hotels.com.
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i'm here today to officially announce my candidacy to be new jersey's next united states senator. >> newark, new jersey major cory booker expressed his candidacy to fill the vacant seat of senator frank lautenberg. the election is just two months away in august. the week ahead. on monday, the george zimmerman trial. he's charged with fatally shooting teenager trayvon martin. he says he shot the 17-year-old in self-defense. now we're going to go to an emergency meeting. this is set for monday as well
to set national rules for organ transplants, the existing policy to put kids at the end of the waiting list for adult organs. this comes on the heels of challenges by 10 and 11-year-olds who are sick and need lungs to survive. now to tuesday, james "whitey" bulger trial. you got him. the alleged mob boss is not only charged with extortion and money laundering. he also faced 19 murder charges. and thursday at the white house -- there we go. this is my first time using this. so bear with me. at the white house, president obama will host a reception making the start to lgbt pride month. friday, we have good news on friday for comic book fans. "man of steel," there you go. we got it. "man of steel" opens. the superman movie for you comic book fans. the new man of steel, british actor henry cavil.
and cnn political editor paul ste steinhauser takes a look at the political week ahead. the supreme kwort issues opinions tomorrow. by the end of june, the high court is expected to rule on such big issues as affirmative action, voting rights, and same-sex marriage. tuesday the first big vote is scheduled by the full senate on an immigration reform bill supported by a bipartisan gang of eight senators. debate is already heating up. >> it will definitely give amnesty today. >> they're going to try to torpedo it. they're going to try to put poison pills that are so seductive at amendments that will kill the bill. >> also tuesday a crucial showdown in the senate contest in massachusetts as the democratic and republican candidates face off with just two weeks to go until election day. wednesday president obama heads to the bay state to lend a hand to the democratic candidate, congressman ed markey. on friday, an odd couple teams
up, new jersey governor chris christie shares the stage with former president clinton at a global event in chicago. and saturday -- >> with the hard work and grace of our loving god, we will save our country. >> sarah palin goes in front of cameras as she speaks here in washington at a key gathering of social conservatives. pamela? >> paul steinhauser, thank you so much for that. broadway's best take the stage tonight for a special show. it's the tony awards, of course, and a musical by cyndi lauper is leading the pack. ♪
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good morning, washington, d.c., my former home, by the way. a look at the sun coming up over the capitol. beautiful shot. president obama returns to washington today following his trip to california and is meeting with the chinese president there. we're hearing from alexandra steele up and down the northeast, going to be drying out today before more rain comes tomorrow. glitz, glam, and choreography. the tony awards are tonight. ♪ everybody say yeah yeah yeah and leading the pack of nominations is the musical "kinky boots" by cyndi lauper and harvey fierstein. it has 13 nominations, not too bad. it does have top competition
with matilda and cinderella. and tom hanks nominated for best actor for his first broadway role in lucky guy. and now to boston where openly gay player jason collins marched in his first gay pride parade. here he's wearing nike rainbow "be true" shirt and marching alongside his friend and former stanford roommate congressman joe kennedy. when collins came out as the first openly gay athlete in a u.s. sport, he said he wanted to march in the parade before but felt that he couldn't. on the big screen, the action horror thriller "the purge" starring ethan hawke is topping the box office. it's estimated to rake in more than $24 million beating out fast and furious 6. the magic thriller "now you see me" also exceeded expectations. following that was the comedy
"the internship" with owen wilson. tonight only on cnn, anthony bo bourdain ventures into the congo, but he and his crew ran into a little trouble as they prepared for the journey of a lifetime. >> personal dream to travel the congo river, and now for better or worse, i get that chance. we've rented a trusty vessel, and i shall dub thee the captain willard. all right. did you maggots load the chickens? finding food along the way, it's anticipated, will be a challenge. refrigeration of any kind is impossible. okay. well, i'm psyched. my dream has finally come true. blocked by officials, this could
be months. >> all right. you can see more of anthony's adventure in the congo on tonight's season finale of "anthony bourdain parts unknown" tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. we've got much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning" which starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm pamela brown. nice to have you here with us. we begin this morning with breaking news out of california. we now know the name of the suspected gunman in the rampage that left four people dead friday in santa monica. take a look right here looking at a 2006 year book photo of john zawahri. police say he began his shooting spree at a house where he killed his father samir and his brother chris. stephanie elam is in santa monica this morning. stephanie, what more have police said about the gunman. >> reporter: pamela, this is a story we've been following to get any d