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good evening tonight. we have new information in the russia investigation involving the former british spy who wrote the now infamous dossier about russian efforts to help the trump campaign. we've learned that that former spy has met with investigators from special counsel robert mueller's team. we begin with the other investigation into the deadliest mass shooting in modern american history ongoing right now. now, we still don't know why the shooter killed 58 people as if a question could ever have any real answer. but we are getting more information, including that he may been casing other locations. our senior national correspondent joins us now from las vegas with the latest. so what nfgts do you have about these other possible locations? >> well, anderson we know that there were at least two. one here in las vegas, the other in chicago.
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we know that the shooter just under two weeks rented a room at the ogden hotel that over looks the life is beautiful festival. that's a huge festival, much bigger than the route 91 harvest festival that the gunman eventually attacked. it had around 100,000 people attending it. it had huge acts like lord and chance the rapper. we know thankfully nothing happened over that weekend of september 22nd. we are also learning that someone by the same name as the shooter rented a hotel room overlooking chicago's grant park in august. the same time that the lollapalooza music festival was going on. we don't know if it was the same person. that person never showed up, but it certainly is chilling to think that the shooter might have been going around casing and scouting out all these different music venues. >> in terms of the investigation, has there been any more said about the note that appears in the photograph in the hotel room? >> right. in that photograph very clearly
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there was a note that was left. the only thing that we know from the police yesterday, they haven't even given a press conference today was that it's not a suicide note. when the coroner was asked about it, the coroner's office said they don't have any more information about how the shooter died. that as part of the ongoing investigation. we do know that the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound, but we are also being told by the police that the plan might not have been to initially commit suicide in that hotel room up there on the 32nd floor but rather to try to escape alive. >> the fbi has been pretty tight lipid about what they learned from interviewing the girlfriend. have any new details come up. >> very tight lipid. they're really not saying anything. we do know that marilou danley, the girlfriend of the shooter came back to the u.s. from the philippines. she is now in las vegas being questioned by the fbi. she told the fbi that she had been sent over seas by her boyfriend, the shooter, to visit her family, that he had sent her money to buy herself and her family a home in the philippines
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and she took that as an indication that he might be breaking up with her, but she denies knowing about this massacre. she said in a statement he never said anything to me or took any act that i was aware of that i understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible is going to happen. so a little indication right now, anderson, that we're any closer to learning of the motive of the shooter. >> appreciate that. authorities have laid out a timeline for what happened on sunday night. police first breached the gunman's suite an hour and 15 minutes after he started shooting. how his vantage point may have played into the way things happened. brian todd tonight has more. >> the one thing las vegas police say they are convinced of in this investigation is that the gunman's horrific attack on the route 91 country music festival was a very meticulously planned assault. >> the man who spent decades acquiring weapons and am mow and
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giving a secret life. >> that planning, experts say, began with a sniper's nest he selected at the mandalay bay and the targets he chose below. cnn got access to a room two floors up from the shooters with a similar view. from the room you can see the shooters broken hotel window, his line of sight to the concert venue. >> to me it's very erie. >> john shee han is a retired las vegas police sergeant. from this vantage point he says he has a clearer picture of the shooters tactics and his planning including choosing a high room at the end of a hallway. >> he requested an east facing room. he requested an east facing room because if we pan over, we look to the east of where his room is. let's look. the tower is over there. there is the room that he shot from. and now we pan east and we look, and there is no way to get a counter sniper, a swat sniper up at a level position to be able to effectively take this man
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out. >> and firing from a room like the one we're in, if you knock out this window and fire toward him, that doesn't work. >> we still wouldn't be able to see him more than likely because we're not seeing deep enough into the room and only when he fires will we be able to see him. >> he insists the choice of the room put the swat team at a disadvantage and he blocked the stairwell door and wired the hallway with cameras so he could see police approaching. >> because of his counter measures placed in the peephole and in the hallway, he observed the security guard and he was in fear that he was about to be breached. so he was doing everything possible to figure out how he could escape at that point. >> but shee han says if the shooter could have gotten away, is it wouldn't have been for very long. >> there's one of three ways it's going to end for an active shooter. you're going to commit suicide, die in a hail of gunfire with the police. you're going to shoot it out with them and you're going to be cared. or you're going to continue on a
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preplanned rampage until the police finally stop you. >> so you don't believe escape meant escape for good, just to -- >> brian, how could it? because he rented the room in his own name. he's already on video coming in and out. we know who he is. he's going to be the most wanted man in the world if he does try to leave here. >> brian joins me now. what are the specific indications you're getting from law enforcement about why the shooter may have wanted to try to escape from the room? >> reporter: well, anderson, they're giving indications regarding the material in the shooter's car and that gives you a sense that he may have wanted to continue his rampage. police say that he left 50 pounds of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle. now, that former swat team member we spoke to says that tells him that this gunman likely intended to continue his rampage at her locations and maybe plan to be taken out by police at some later time.
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>> appreciate it. joining me now, what do you make of that note? the police are saying they don't believe it's a suicide note. >> well, they know what the because they've read it. look at a couple of characteristics here. one is how meticulous he was in his gambling habits. we've seen his family talking about how he played the odds all the time in life. someone who is fastidious about determining what the odds are in the slots. same thing with the preparation for this event. he's got the cameras in the hallway, variety of weapons. he's got angles in the room that were preordained to ensure that he had the right access to the venue. this is a guy who goes from a to b to c and never skips a step. i think what is in that note is not a suicide note. it's something related to his operational plan to ensure he stayed on plan, including potentially maybe he's saying this is how i execute the
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operation and this is how i get out. this is a guy who steps through every piece of the plags, maybe writes it down to ensure he doesn't for get a step. >> just the planning of this, this is not a guy who has extensive military training or anything. phil during the break was saying he'd like to see his google searches. you wonder how did he learn how to do all of this stuff. >> i'd also like to see his library to see what books he's been reading because when you look at that position that he set up in that room, that's a shooting, a sniper's post, and he stayed far enough back from the room, if you watch that video that we've all seen, you cannot see any muscle flashes coming out of that window which means that he was far enough back that the muzzle flashes cannot be seen. and that's what snierps do. it's not just that you're a good spot. it's where you pick a spot to shoot from so you can't be detected. the other scary thing is what's he doing with those explosives in his vehicle? did he plan on shooting that? we don't exactly know where the
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vehicle was positioned, but i tacked to some people today that are explosives ordinates experts and they told me that just that 50 pounds of tannerite would have created a good size crater. now, add that on and we haven't heard how much of that amoney yum nitrate, that would have created quite an explosion in something that would have distracted everybody from what he was doing. >> the columbine killers had planned to have explosions going off as well as a distraction. >> san bernardino too all the pipe bombs they had. >> chris, authorities have also said they believe the shooter intended to survive, doing everything he could to see how he could escape. does that offer you any insight into this person's mind-set or how does that exact the investigation? >> you know, i don't think he really had any plans on ultimately surviving. i agree with the other opinions that there's only three different ways these things end, either an immediate suicide, a suicide by cop or, you know,
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eventually it's all going to come apart in some sort of hail of gunfire. i believe that this goes a lot deeper, though, than, you know, current events and planning. i mean, he was 13 years old when the texas tower sniper event happened. he would have been very impacted by that. i think he's got a long-standing history of fantasizing about this stuff, and i think it goes all the way back to august 1st of 1966, probably his first thoughts about it honestly. >> which is really the only other time that law enforcement has had to deal with a -- i mean, kind of a sniper shooting down from this high vantage point, right. >> exactly, yeah. >> i mean, you look at this, there are elements of this that we're talking about and i think that texas tower commented is critical from an investigative comment. the key question of whether someone knows something that's materially relevant to the investigation the all the public commentary is how do we not know what motivated at him. i'm looking at this. someone participated in culture. he had a girlfriend of the he was in contact with family.
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he had a successful business life the over the course of months he acquires women's. he looks at separate targets. he looks at how to employ these kind of tactics to successfully kill this many people. the likelihood that one is spending that amount of time contacting that number of people with all the information we are seeing about everything from chicago to las vegas and nobody knows anything about motivation, i'm going to tell you one thing, anderson, fbi is already seeing information about motivation because of the variety of contacts he had overtime. they're just not talking to us about it. >> you're saying there's no doubt somebody else had some sort of window spew or hints of what was happening. >> that's right. i think the questions have been too quickly on the girlfriend, does she know something or is she complicit in the attack. there's a middle ground. over the course of six years did she say anything that gave an indication of mind-set. >> anybody that's involved with
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somebody for a long time she must know about grudges he held or opinions he held or fantasies he had or whatever. >> all of that. >> he purchased these firearms since october of last year. so i meechb, he was doing a lot of things in that time frame. he was buying amoney yum nitrate. he was getting tannerite. she had to know something. >> do you agree with that, whether it's the specific plot whether she knew that or not. after spending years with this person, oh, this person has a grudge against whatever it may be. >> exactly. there will be grudges that she and other people will be aware of, things that he fantasized about, ideas that he was sympathetic to. who he identified with, how he viewed his own father being on the run, for example. there's going to be all these different pieces that are being put together by the fbi and other law enforcement agencies. it's just going to take them a little bit of time to assemble, you know, a variety of different
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information from different sources. but i agree. i believe that the motivation will become apparent and they're work on the ground it and it will eventually come out. >> among the heroes, hospital doctors and nurses that are still right now working tirelessly to keep alive those wounded and in their care from the shooting. also tropical storm nate could soon hit hurricane status. we'll show you how big, powerful and where in the u.s. this storm may be headed. answers from the weather center ahead. mom, i just saved a lot of money on my car insurance by switching to geico. i should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico can help you save money on your homeowners insurance too? great! geico can help insure our mountain chalet! how long have we been sawing this log? um, one hundred and fourteen years. man i thought my arm would be a lot more jacked by now. i'm not even sure this is real wood. there's no butter in this churn. do my tris look okay? take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more.
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the families of the 58 people killed in las vegas are the newest members of a growing group that no one should ever have to be in. peoples whose loved ones were murdered in a mass shooting in america. jesse as her mom called her was finishing her college degree looking for a job interview. she called her mom her best friend. after the shooting that killed jesse i spoke with brother and he made a pointed about the names we remember and the ones that we don't. i think it's such an important point. i want to play you what jordan said to me. >> i want the word out about my sister, her life and what happened as soon as possible, but i also don't want the media to be saturated with the shooter's name. the more air time that -- his
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two seconds on television. i want the victims to be remembered rather than this coward. >> i think you raise such an important point. i really don't even want to use this guy's name very much because i just don't think it should be known a month from law now, you know, a week from now or tomorrow. i think it should be forgotten. >> and since then we've had a policy of not naming the shooter since jordan opened my eyes to that idea. her mom has become an activist in gun violence and meets with victims' families. i spoke with her earlier. >> cindy, the people you're talking to, the people who have lost lived ones, at this stage do they realize how their lives have forever changed now? >> absolutely not. they're in shock. they don't understand how this could have happened, not only to them but how this could have happened where they were in the city they were in, the country that they live in. they're totally baffled and in
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total shock. >> i think one of the things that's so important about what you do not only as sort of, you know, as a voice from somebody who has experienced this firsthand with the murder of your daughter, of jessica, but to kind of give them a sense of what to expect, not just in the coming days but in the coming weeks and months and years, because it's often -- i feel like adrenalin sort of gets people through the first couple of days, but once they go back home and their loved one is gone and, you know, their friends gradually go back to their lives and the world continues to spin forward, that they're left with a completely different life. >> totally different life. and you're right. they go home and kwiefb they lose friends. some of us even lose family members that don't want to be close to us anymore because we're totally new people.
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and that again, it confuses them. they don't know what to do. they don't know how to be with us. so we know that this is a family that these people have joined and they don't know it. it's a family of survivors across the nation that are always there for them. >> you know, i met your son jordan in the wake of aroara and it was really jordan who sort of opened my eyes to this notion of not naming the killers, not giving them the attention that so many of them want. and in fact, we should remember the names of your daughter, jessica gou we and the names of people whose lives were taken as opposed to the person who took those lives. can you just explain to people why that is so important to you. >> well, first of all, i remember the day of our shooting, and i remember turning on cnn and seeing the killer's face and his name and the face and the name and the face and
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the name over and over and over again. and it was so traumatizing and revictimizing. so then we met with the fbi and the fbi told us about their program of don't name them. and in the meantime jordan had challenged you can you get through the interview without naming the killer or showing his face. and i think when the media understands that when you do keep reinforcing the name and the picture, that you're hurting anyone who is in that theater or as to this concert. you're revictimizing those people. and you're also contributing to the con taj yon effect that the next mass killer is watching and learning. so we're very proud of the no note righty and the work that jordan started and container and tom tooefs have continued and
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lonnie and i support. we're very, very grateful, anderson, for your support on that and how you every time you follow no note righty. and that's a real crowning achievement to all of us that work with victims and survivors. >> well, i certainly hope that it's something that more people take up and more people in this business take up because it just seems to obvious once jordan said to me. it's changed the way i think about this and approach it. what else do you want people to know about what these families are going through and what they face and what you're doing right now? >> well, a lot of the victims and vur vooifrs from other mass shootings have put together a fund that's called the national compassion fund and that fund has over 120 other victims and survivors from other mass
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shootings that signed on to make sure that when funds are being collected, that they're not going to other charities, that they're actually going to have money collected for the victims and survivors and given to the victims and survivors. so we've had that work at the pulse nightclub in orlando. we've had it work in chat nooga and we've only been doing this for a short time, only a few years. and now we believe we're the only victims sourced charity in the country that makes sure that a 100% of the funds that are collected go back to the victims and survivors balls they have so much that they're facing. >> how do people donate to it? >> they can go right to the national compassion fund and donate directly to it. there's also a if fund me page here in las vegas and they have already agrowed that every penny
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they collect they will put into the national compassion fund. >> sandy, it's such an honor to talk to you. and keep in touch with jordan and i have since aroara. i'm so happy to finally talk to you face-to-face and i wush you the best. >> thank you so much. >> the national compassion fund dot org which helps the victims of the survivors of those who lost their lives in las vegas and other mass shootings. there has been so much focus on the timeline, just how long did the shooter take to plan this horrific act of the we're learning new details tonight from someone who spoke to the gunman just two months before the attack. i understand you spoke with the shooters -- someone who knew the shooter. >> someone who cut his hair, and she has not spoken out publicly before. this is the ves first time we're hearing from calorie big. she is a woman who was a hairdresser at great clips in mesquite, nevada.
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that is where the gunman had his primary residence. she says between 2015 and 2017 she did cut his hair. he came in three different times. other people in the salon did see him there and they confirmed that cally big is indead his hairdresser. two months before the rampage is the very last time she saw him. ask she says that the visits weren't particularly remarkable. she didn't see any red flags. she did find him to be memorable in part because of that last visit. again, two months before the rampage he told her that he was planning on sending his girlfriend for the pill feens and he was going to be alone. here is what he told her. >> do you remember the last tiechl you saw him? >> yes. yes. the last time i saw him was probably only two months ago. it was just about two months ago. he came in and he got his haircut and again smelled of alcohol, and his girlfriend was
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with him. and again, just kind of doing her thing. and he sat down and was telling me about her leaving to go to the philippines and he was going to be home alone hanging out for a while by myself. but, you know, it wasn't -- it wasn't anything weird or it wasn't anything that seemed off. >> you know how intimate your relationship is with your hairdresser. she says when she put the cape around him those three times that he came she noticed that he smelled of alcohol, strong alcohol. she thought it was whiskey. he came when the salon opened between 8 and 9 in the morning each of those times. and that he told her he had been up gambling all night at one of the local casinos and he also brought his girlfriend but she characterized their relationship as being quite cold, distant. she dent see them interacting in
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any intimate sort of way like you would normally see couples. >> one of the hospitals where victims were taken on sunday. do we know how many people are still in critical condition? >> we can tell you that the very latest from the hospital is 45 people remain in the hospital. 23 in critical condition. but i want to put those numbers into context for you, anderson. at the time that this ram page happened, 200 people, almost 200 people came to this hospitalment so we're seeing a good portion of them home tonight, sent back to their families to try this very long process of recovery. >> yeah. long road ahead. thanks very much. up next, we have more breaking news. president trump making some comments from the white house with military leaders by his side. whether he could have meant by the calm before the storm. plus new details on the russia investigation. the special counsel has met with the author of the dossier.
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praking news tonight at a reception for top military officials at the white house president trump made some ominous remarks potentially. listen. >> you guys know what this represents? maybe it's the calm before the storm.
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>> what's the storm? >> could be the calm before the storm. >> what storm, mr. president? >> we have a lot of great military people in this room, i tell you that. thank you all for coming. thank you. >> what storm, mr. president? >> we'll find out. >> wow. cnn's joins us now from the white house. has the white house said anything more about what the president means? >> no, they haven't and reached out to a number of white house officials tonight to try to get some clarity as to exactly what the president was talking about when he talks about this calm before the storm and then suggests that we'll ultimately find out what he is talking about. of course, there are a number of floeb althreats around the world that this administration is dealing with. there's obviously the situation in north korea, the growing threat of isis. and then there's the situation with iran where the white house is signaling that it is prepared to decertify the nuclear adpreemt with that country that was hatched during the barak obama which would essentially send the decision back to the congress. but anderson, frankly we don't
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know if one of those particular issues, if all of those issues, if another issue that we're not even thinking about is what the president was alluding to tonight, but it's important to pointed out that he made these comments right after a lengthy dinner with the most important military leaders in the united states. >> the other option, of course, was he was just speaking off the top of his head and it has no meaning. i understand he sort of admonished his commanders saying he wants to get them faster. >> that actually happened in the video spray that took place before the dinner gap. he looked around the room and told them you know that i want to have military plans in my hands quicker than i'm getting them right now. he also told them that they have to deal with the bureaucracy of the government but overcome that to get him those plans. that was a remarkable statement to make in front of these generals in public on camera to
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essentially admonish them and tell them he's not getting those plans fast snuff. he wants those on his desk in sometimes as little as a week. it's also important to p point out, anderson, that he said many times before that he doesn't want to tip his hand to the enemy which could also be what he was talking about tonight. >> now to our breaking news on the russian investigation special counsel robert mueller's investigators met with the british spy. he broke the story along with pamela brown. so what's the teal on this? what have you learned. >> weave learned that investigators working with special counsel robert mueller met this summer with christopher steele. steele as you remember is a former m iowa 6 officer who put together the dossier.
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steele was hired by a washington firm, paid first by panty trump republicans and then democrats. the special counsel, of course, is now trying to determine whether any of the series of contacts between trump campaign associates and suspected operatives broke u.s. law. we don't know what information he may have pride to the team, but we know he has previously provided the fbi with information to try to verify some of the sources that he used to put together this dossier. some of more salacious alleges haven't been verified. but it's wide assertion by the u.s. intelligence community. >> there's certainly some questions about how -- what are you hearing about how it was viewed in the stelgs community. >> that's right. late last year we're told that top officials at the cia and director of national
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intelligence. sources talked to us about this and said that the intelligence community didn't want to include it because they didn't want to explain what parts of the dossier they had actual been able to corroborate. theefr also concerned about revealing sources and met z that they have used to do this. the then fib director was worried that if the fbi alone presented the dossier allegations but the new president-elect will view that assist an attempt to hold leverage over him. as we know when comey briefed trump in january, that's exactly what ended up happening. president trump told the new york city times that he thought comey was trying to hold the dossier as leverage over him. >> an nibble story of a las vegas police officer. we'll bring you that story next.
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his brother-in-law travis and other family members and friends. when the firing started curt jumped on treena, shielding her with his body. that's when he got shut. i told my wife i've been hit and you have to go. you have to run, run and you have to get all the way out of here and then i'll do what i have to do. >> hardest thing i've ever had to do. >> really hard for her to leave me, but we have three kids and somebody has to make sure they get all the way out, so i'm sure it was hard for her to leave me and anybody else behind, but -- >> it's an impossible choice to have to make. >> yeah. i knew that if he was not going to make it because i didn't know, that my kids needed a parent. >> that's what went through your mind. >> that's exactly -- >> my only focus was my kids. it was all i could think about. i mean, when i got to that
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truck, i just -- i felt i made it. i made it. my kids are going to have me and i was thinking about him and i didn't have a phone. and i was separated what seemed like an eternity. >> curt's whole family got separated in the chaos and he found himself alone with a serious gunshot wound to his leg. >> after we got her moving and on her way, again bodies everywhere. i made my way over bodies and when i got up, my foot was gaup, tibia and fib la was cleatel shattered. i had to hop and crawl over people who were too frightened to move or were already passed on and i had to go over them because at that point i have to go to save my life. >> you're losing blood. >> i have to go and save my life, so i made it under the sound stage and immediately got
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somebody, good samaritan to take off their shirt and explained to him we had to make a tourniquet. tourniquet my leg and stop the bleeding. >> you had the presence of mind to give instructions about how to -- >> absolutely. you know, that just is training kicks in and, you know, i try to explain to everybody under there they need to be quiet and calm down so we could hear what was going on. >> treena's brother travis was helping the wounded elsewhere. there were no ambulances so he was loading people on to pickup trucks. he had no idea his brother-in-law had been injured. >> how did you find him. >> i look up and i see curt -- >> you had no idea -- >> no. he looked calm. i didn't know he was shot. i thought he's a firefighter. this is a makeshift ambulance. like he's taking everybody to the hospital and he's going to help and i just kind of ran over and gave hum a hug real quick and i said i've got to go and he
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said you're doing good and i ran back out and we loaded someone else up on to a white truck right behind the truck he was on. >> did you think about the danger? >> when that stuff happens, you don't. i told everybody you get your family and everyone close to you to safety and then you start thinking about everybody else. i mean, you see everybody on the ground that's been shot and your senses just kick in that you've got to get them to safety. i mean, that's not even -- up don't think about it. it's just what you do, you know. we saved as many as we could, you know, and it's tough. i'm telling you, i mean, the amount of goodness that you saw in people, i mean, that's america, you know. like that's true americans going in and doing whatever you could. >> kufrt's hospital room is filled with family and friends. a former firefighter brought his guitar to play muk for them all.
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>> rock -- >> the road ahead is long. but curt and treena's three kids are close-by their side. they have each other. survivors of a tragedy that almost tore them apart. >> as we said, curt has a long road of recovery in front of him. his fire fighting friends set up a go fund me page. you see the web address on the bottom of the screen there. the money will help with his medical expenses. he doesn't know if he'll be back to work in six months or six years, but he's determined to be back to work and he has more surgeries on the way. up next tropical storm nate. several states issued a state of emergency. we'll check in with our weather center for the latest on the storm's path.
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breaking news tonight, the entire state of louisiana, along with alabama, parts of florida, and biloxi, mississippi are under a state of emergency as tropical storm nate takes aim at the gulf coastline.
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nate could intensify to a hurricane. tonight more than 100 oil and natural gas platforms have been evacuated in the gulf of mexico. our meteorologist tom sater joins us now from the whether center. what's the latest for forecast for the storm? where is it expected? >> right now it's over land and has been for most of the day. it's going to be moving into the gulf, once it gets there, it's going to hit something. here's the problem, last month, the month of september was the most active month in a hurricane season we've ever had for the atlantic hurricane basin, in fact the records go back to the mid 1800s. we went 37 straight days with a named storm. then we got a break. but for only three days until nate was named this morning at 8:00 a.m. right now, the center of the storm is over land. we can confirm now that seven fatalities have occurred in costa rica. they've had rain for over two weeks now and the rivers are swollen. we can confirm 20 fatalities, and
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it's just a tropical storm, it doesn't have to be a hurricane. let's take a look at what's going on. the next area and the second landfall was going to be in the yucatan. that will be tomorrow night. and most likely a tropical storm status. if you have loved ones there vacationing, hotel staff are going to get them sheltered. i wouldn't worry about it. but will it get strong sbooer t stronger into the gulf of mexico? this year has been a hyperactive year brings it in to louisiana. overnight saturday into sunday morning, maybe between 3:00 and 5:00 a.m. give or take an hour. at category one, maybe category two strength, picks it up in speed and carries it off quickly. when we talk about the models. and let's take a look. we've talked ad nauseam about these in the last couple hurricanes. the blue is the european model, the red is the u.s., the gfs model, they're in good agreement. the european has been outstanding for these storms. let's talk about the spaghetti plots. we know these well. we're looking for a spread in the models. or are they tight?
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it gives us confidence in the forecast. every model run we have with these, it seems to get tight er and tighter, there is confidence that after a yucatan land fall tomorrow, it makes its way for a sunday morning landfall. now, again, we are better at forecasting the track than we are the intensity. we have to talk about that as well. if you're wondering in texas, is there a possibility this could slide westward. we have a cold front that will have severe weather in some of the planes. as it moves across texas, this front i think will block the storm from moving too far to the west and across the tennessee and ohio valley. >> you talked about nate getting to category one or two status. could it get stronger? >> it could. in fact, as we've talked about the last couple weeks, the storms have been increasing in their strength, rapid intensification. remember, the waters are warmer now in the western caribbean than they are in the gulf. they're extremely warm here too.
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let me remind you, that hurricane harvey in 12 hours, went from a category 1 to category 3 status. in just 12 hours, making landfall as a 4. it is possible. i don't want to put a percentage on it, we have seen this time and time again this year, could it reach category 3? yes. i'm leaning more toward a category 2. just remember, this cone of uncertainty can change in the next couple days, it looks like preparations should be made now for an overnight saturday/sunday morning landfall. up next, the possibility the gunman may have been casing other locations, in at least one other city when investigators discover on that when we continue. where's gary? 'saved money on motorcycle insurance with geico. goin' up the country. later, gary' i have a motorcycle! wonderful. ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪
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tonight we have disturbing new information in the las vegas shooting investigation. information that suggests the shooter may have been casing other locations. authorities point out they do not know for sure yet what, if anything, he was planning at other music festivals. someone with his name booked two other festivals. >> talk to us about the other
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possible locations. >> the most direct evidence that he was targeting other music festivals. just this past week he rented a room in downtown las vegas near the life is beautiful festival. it overlooked the festival. there are also reports that he may have targeted boston's fenway park as well as downtown chicago. we know that someone with the same name as the shooter reserved a room in downtown chicago just across from the lalapalooza festival in chicago. and the person never checked in. we don't know if it's the same person. >> has there been any more said about the note the shooter had in his hotel room? >> reporter: there's been a lot of intrigue about this note one thing we can say for sure is that according to the sheriff, it was not a suicide note. there's a lot of intrigue about the autopsy report surrounding
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the shooter, but the kor corner said it will not be released. there's speculation the shooter may have had some sort of brain abnormality or terminal illness, and perhaps that's what may have caused him to go on this rampage. >> they're saying no accomplices, but the sheriff said he received some help. are you able to clarify at all? >> officials are saying tonight that there were no accomplices, but yesterday the sheriff said that he did receive some help. it is possible for both things to be true. of course, help can come in many forms, someone could have helped him acquire some ammunition and the bump stocks, and the person may have been totally in the dark about what was to happen. it's possible for both things to be true. >> joining me now, phillip mudd and juliet keim.