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conversation the most telling thing we know is what they were wearing and carrng. they were wearing tactical gear. they also had assault style rifles andhandguns. the possibility of an explosive. these were people who came to kill.
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and even though this was a horrific day, law enforcecent is breathing a sigh of relief in that they got two suspects because imagine if those people were still on loose with no suspects. in the mass shootings we've seen at least in the last couple yeyes, we just haven't seen women involved. that's something that we'll be closely looking at and analyzes. at this point, they want tonow who that woman iss and who were her associates. what is her connection to the other male suspect who is also dead. so many questions. >> pierre, thank youo much. presididt obama was giving an interview when he was received word about the rampage in california. >> here's what he told cbs news. >> fbi is on the ground offering assistance t t local officials ass had he need it. it does appear that there are going to be some casualties and you know, obviously our hearts
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the one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywherelse in the world. >> and the president went on to call for a bipartisan effort to make americans safer by passing what he calls common sense gun laws. >> and he also pointed out that many peoplen the airline no fly list are still able to buy guns in this country. of course, reaction has been coming in all across this country from.politicians especially house speaker paul ryan amomo those reactininto the massacre in california. >> at his first capitol hill christmas tree lighting, the wisconsin republican called for a moment of silence for the victims just a kay earlier in response to the shooting at a planned parenthood clinic, he urged congress to prioritize mental health reform. >> among the many candidates expressing sympathy for the victims was donald trump. he began his rally last night with a moment of silence.
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for their efforts singhey don't get eugh credit for their work. earlier he t teted t t shooting looks very bad. we have much more coverage coming up from southern california ca later this half hour. we'r going to hear from more eyewitnesss telling their stories to our station kabc. >> turning to other news beginning with the trial of the baltime police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. defense attorneys are disputing when gray wasas injured in the back of a police transport van and claim porter asked gray if he needed medical attention while he was being taken tc a police station. earlier prosecutors denied thatt saying gray needed medical help and that he couldn't can be brief. in chicagomayor rahm emanuel is refusing calls for his resignation. officerrason van dyke is now facing first degree murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald, emmanuel is also resisting the
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attorney general for a justice department probe saying the fbi and u.s. attorney's office already have an ongoing investigation. >> let's turn toward the wther because parts of the southeast are seeing severe flooding. in western north carolina, a campground flooded faster than usual. individuals had to haul all vehicles too high groundnd one man and his puppy were rescued from a trailer. several area roads are also closed at this hour. there was significant flooding in northwest georgia with some residents evacuated. several roads washed out or blocked by mud slides isolating residents andome cools were closed, as well. the southeaea gets a reprieve, but the northwest is in for severe storms yet again. here's paul williams at accuweather. good morning. >> thanks. we're looking at a strong push
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like a big old bully bullying its way in the form of 60-mile-per-hour nds. we're lookikiat the possibility of power outages and we're going to see tree damage. that's going to possibly cause concerns as far as en the commute throughout the northwest portions of the country. ininddition to that, watch out for a series of storms to hit the same area, as well. kendis, reena. >> need his takeon a day like this. thank you. comininup, our top story. the shooting rampage in southern california. >> the outraging from coast to coast as the nation confronts grief and disbelief following another mass shooting. > inside the minds of suspect smukts. what the government has just revealed about warning signs. you're watching a special edition of "world news now." yeah...just wait 'titiwe hit ten thousasa feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels.
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recapping our top story, that horrific scene in san bernardino, california. at least two the shooters opening fire on workers at a center for the disabled killing 14 and injuring 17 others. as terrified employees left the building with their hands in the air, others hid in offices till police arrived hours latat. two suspecec were killed in a shoot-out with police. tashfeen malik and syed farook identitied. there's still no word upon a possible motive. >> there's a new report from the
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shooters. >> and the report profiles the type of people most likely to pursue a mass shooting. elizabeth hur has more on the potential warning signs. >> reporter: in this video obtained by abc news, you can see why police must always be on guard. this is what prompted the lockdown at the pentagon in 2010, john patrick by del@ calming walking toward the entrance and pulling out a shooting. officers returned fire killing bedel. according to investigators del was paranoid and believed the government was spying on him. >> we continue to see these instances happen. all but one exhibited concerning behavior prior to the attack. >> reporter: this is one of 43 attacks on federal governmentables since 2001 studied by the s sret service. the agency now urging law enforcement and the public to watch forewarning signs. >> anywhere where you're
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you have a systemnd can take that information to someone in authority who might be able to intervene. >> reporter: the report revealing while more than half the attacks on the government involved so-called lone wolveve with guns some have detonated bombs and even mailed poison to the department of transporwation. list had your, abc news, new york. >> part of this reportt they say to get help for the people who need it early. but there are so many differentdon warning signs. sometimes it's hard not to fend someone by saying you've got mental elt issues. >> one of the striking things about this particular incident, it might have been one of the first if not the first time we've heard a fale shooter involved in a mass shooting in this country in particular. so the profile of what we believe to be a mass shooter has definitely changed and evolved over the last couple years. >> as brandi mentioned earlier, we don'tnow if this is isis inspired.
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weeks, there was a female involvement who detonated her suicide vest. you're seeing this becoming m me of aactic used in these type of situations. >> sad tactic. >> how the events in san bernardino have affected the ce for the white house and the debate over gun control. again coming to the forefront as the candidates react. >> first the latest from southern california. a community desperately searching for answers.
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>> announcer: we're back with our continuing coverage of th mass shooting in san bernardino. the effects of the massasae will be withs for quite some time.
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survived the attacks or witnessed the chaos are going to be scarred emotionally. they've been talking to our station in southern california, kabc. here's some of that covevege. >> our daughter's in there. she texted us about 30 minutes ago and saiai that there was a shooter. she thought he had shot 10 to 20 people. >> she said the guy came in next to her office and i guess started shooting. >> shohoing at my work, people shot in the office waiting for cops. >> but she's okay? >> pray for us. >> she just said that she was in a room. she locked herself up. there were shooters. >> i haven't been able to contact my y yfriend. he's in there. him and his brother. if you see this, brian, call me. let me know that you and your brother are okay. >> all of a sudden, boom, it was
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>> boom, boom,, boom. >> thehe said they're on the loose. >> i was right behind the building and i heard all the shots. >> multiple shots. shots going off like crazy. just one right after the other. and as i came out, then we had seen a black suv flying down the street. what i saw looked like one guy was wearingilitary fatigue. >> so heart breaking as you can imagine. one of the questions at a press conference that just took place to the police chief there was what do you want to tell the community. he says i want to tell the entire community we're working really hard to make sure they're save. the big relief the two suspects they believe behind this havav en killed. they'r'r not on the run. >> but this investigation still has so many hours and days ahead of it, even at this hour, there are several scenes that police are working and we're going to
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some of the touching images out of southern california, and they look all too familiar unfortunately. is horrific news out of san bernardino has us all looking for answers and beyond, of course. the immediate details, the larger question looms, why does this keep happening? >> and that california community mourning the terrible loss of the victims. abc's byron pitts has reaction from around the nation during what's supposed to be a festive time. >> we reflect on the 14 who died. a nation outraged at yet another senseless actctf violence. the annual capital tree lighting ceremony becoming a cathartic moment.
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god is there and he is good. >> the fesesvities plalaed foror california's state capital tree lighting ceremony taking a subdued tone. governor jerry brown saying our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' familieie and everyone affected by the brutal attack. meanwhile politicians offering remorse, from hillary clinton, i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. dianne feinstein mo attempted to ban assault weapons two years ago, each time i see news of another mass shooting i feel it in the pit of my omach. and d d cruz who voted no on the assault weapon ban, our prayers are with the victims. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> so many reactions coming from alll over the place. today's daily headline striking. it says god isn't fixing this after showing many of the tweets
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our prayers are with the victims, ted cruz saying our prays are with the victims. >> that almost seems like a reflective response from folks in politics. people are kind of getting upset over why there isn't more action taken on capitol hill over gun regulations. senator conneneicut senator chris m mphy saying your thoughts should be about steps to stop this carnage. your prayers should be forgiveness if you do nothing again. >> chris murphy has been a champion for gun control legislation. he t, of course, with the family of sandy hook, this being the deadliest mass shooting since sandy hook. his initial reaction to all of this was oh, god, not again. a lot of peoeoe saying that. >> a lot of people are saying that and worrying how this could be prevented in their own communities.
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this morning on "world news now," disbelief, grief and fear after the deadly california shooting rampage, the unforgettable scenes, the human toll. the search for answers and the breaking developments overnight. >> including details just released about the suspects, their take-down and what led to the shootings. we'll take you live to san bernardino. >> and later gun violence as a campaign issue. the presidential hopefuls address the emotional topic as they look for votes. it is thursday, december 3rd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we do say good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. we want to get right to the breaking news in san bernardino, california. the latest mass shooting to rattle the nation. we're talking 14 lives lost in just a matter of minutes. >> the male and female suspects
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police have been identified as syed farook and tashfeen malik, a couple in their late 20s, reportedly the parents of a 6-month-old baby. farook was a u.s. . tizen and county employee. allegedly left the training event being held at the social services center, then returned d hoped fire. abc's matt gutman has more on how all of this played out. >> reportete lines of ambulances rushing to the scene, swat teams wearing body armor approaching the massive complex, a center whose mission is to care for people with developmental disabilities. the scene of a horror. 11:00 a.m., the first reports coming in. >> possible shots that were fired. we're getting a suspect, last seen wearing a black ski m mk allllack kroeting carrying a shotgun. >> witnesses outside describing a barrage of bullets. >> all of a sudden, boom, it just -- it was like right here. >> boom, boom, boom. >> they said they're on the loose. >> i was right behind the building. and i heard all the shots. >> reporter: juan hernandez wawa staying at a hotel across the
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he came out when he heard the gunfire. >> a bunch of shots. multiple shots. shots going off like crazy, just one right after the ototr. and as i iame out, then we had seen a black suv flying down the street. what i saw it looked like one guy was wearing military fatigue. >> i havav a suspect dressed in camo, mask, helmet, kevlar. >> reporter: the law enforcement response massive. >> they're coming over here. >> that's where they're running g to. >> reporter: a nurse filmingng this video from inside the building. people evacuated with their hands in the air. getting patdowns to make sure attackers weren't blending in with the crowd. >> check our bag and ids. >> and then 45 minutes after that first call, this chilling police radio dispatch. >> theuspect possibly all three of them fled in a black suv. >> these are people that came prepared that they were dressed and equipped in a way to
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with long guns. not handguns. >> reporter: families gatherinin at the scene getting text messsses from loved ones. terry pettitte reading this message from his daughter locked in an office. >> shooting at my work. people shot. in the office waiting for cops. >> reporter: but she's okay? >> pray for us. >> reporter: frank waiting anxiously for his niece. he tells me they spoke on the phone. >> she said something about three shooters with machine guns. >> reporter: she was outside when it happened on her break you said, and then what happened? >> they hit thd floor and they ran inside to their manager's office and barricaded themselves. >> reporter: you s sm pretty nervous right now. you're still pretty upset. but she's okay, right? >> she's okay, but i just want to comfort her. >> this man's wife got out safely. they locked themself in in her office. they seen bodies on the floor. >> reporter: glenn willwerth hearit all unfold.
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and screaming. running around. >> reporter: a triage area set up at this intersection. the injured carried away on stretchers. police escorti^g evacuees to scscol buses, s.w.a.t. teams spent hours looking for victims and any explosives the attackers might have left behind. the scene still active hours later. authorities moving in to remove a suspicicus device. >> one of those devices is believed to potentially be an explosive device. theye taking a very cautious very slow approacho processing that building and rendering that safe. >> reporter: the killers and their motives still a mystery. >> i know one of the big questions that will come up repeatedly is, is this terrorism. i am still not willing to sasa that we know t tt for sure. we are definitely making some movements that it is a possibility. >> reporter: and if this wasn't terrorism with a big "t," then certainly this a aack caused a tremendous a aunt of terror and
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are still those 14 families waiting to hear about the fate of their loved ones identities of those killed have not yet been released. matt gutman, abc newew san bernardino. >> our thanks to matt there. >> so many unanswered questions at this hour. mainly about the suspects and their molives. >> our coverage continues live in san bernardino with abc's brandi hitt. what can you tell us? we know there's a press conference just now. investigators? >> reporter: reena and kendis, police are now i intifying the two suspected gunmen who are now $ead as 27-year-old tashfeen malik and 28-yeararld syed farook. officers say they were a couple, either engaged or married. but that they planned this attack at least that's what it appears. it was coordinated and well planned beforehey went into the building behind me. you can still see a large police presenceceere at this hour. officers are still going through the office building. within the last hour, we've heard three explosions.
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controlled explosions because they were e ncerned the couple may have left some sort of improvised explosives behind possibly. they've been going through the building and want to make sure it's deemed safe as the investigation continues. >> brandi, even at this early hour and several hours after this rampage took place, there are still several scenes right now police are investigating. what are they doing right now? >> repepter: this is one of three major police scenes we are in. obviously, this is where it all started with the shooting spree. when the shoot-out with authorities happened, it was onon about two miles from where we are. that's another active scene. you saw that suv just riddled with bullets. officers surrounding it, making sure there weren't any suspects that were ststl at large. they originally thought there may bebehree gunmen. now officers confirmed they believe there were only two gunmen and both of those gunmen are dead. then there is a ththd search going on at a home five to six
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it's believed that's where farook and malik lived together. authorities said that the e me is in the name of farook but they're searching to make sure there may be evidence there that could help them determine a motive. that's obviously the big question. we've learned that syed farook was a county employee. authorities say he was an environmental specialist. he was at this meeting but then left 30 minutes before the shooting spree began. >> abc's brandi hitt live in san bernardino. we can hear the crews right behind her working through the clock. thank you so much. the victims of the rampage were honored last night before professional sports events in uthern california. >> please join us as we observe a moment of silence for those who lost their lives. >> that moment of silence held at the staples center in los angeles before the los angeles clippers tipped off against indiana. a moment of silence was also
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well. >> do stay with abc news as we cover developments from san bernardino. just ahead, how gun violence has turned into a major campgn issue. >> let's turn our focus to other headlines. happening right now, britain has launched its first air strikes against isis targets in syria. those attacks followed a long emotional debate in the house of commons which led to the air strikes being approved. british prime minister david cameron came out in strong support of the coalition air strikes. >> these terrorists are plotting to kill us and to radicalize our children right now. they attack us because of who we are, not because of what we do. >> cameron wasacked by most members of his conrvative party. opponents of the air strikes called them a reckless and half baked intervention that will make little practical difference. in baltimore, the trial of a police officer accused in the death of freddie gray is under way. defense attorneys for officer r william porter are disputing
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back of a police van. they claim officer porter asked gray if he needed medical attention while he was being driven to a police station. earlier prosecutors denied that saying that gray couldn't breathe. a manhunt is under way outside harrisburg, pennsylvania for gunmen considered armed and dangerous. police dashcam video shows 24-year-old trey jackson pulled over for a suspected dui, butting out a gun and f fing at ofofcer lynn anderson several times before fleeing. officer anderson was not wounded. a $5,000 reward is offered r information leading to jackson's capture. >> we have an update on that mystery in alaska. the newly elected mayor of juneau found dead in his home, a preliminary autopsy ruled out gunshots, drugs and even suicide. finding thatatayor greg fisk died of natural causes consistent with injuries from a fall. he was elected to the office in october. coming up, we're returning
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the shooting rampage in southernp california with the latest updates from policic >> also ahead, gun violence as a campaign issue. how the leading presidential candidates are speaking out on this difficult topic. and later, what experts on terrorism and violence are saying about the california rampage and the actions of police. >> you're watching "world news now." it seems that every year, we havavto watch out for fferent types of germs. which is why it's important for your wipes to kill a broad spectrum of germs. lysol l pes kill 99.9% of germs, including 8 different types of cold and flu viruses. to help protect your family...
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updating breaking news right now, police identifying th suspects in that massacre at a conference center in san
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14 people dead. they are syed farook and tashfeen malik reportedly the parents of a 6-month-old boy. they were killed in a shoot-out with police hours after the rampage. farook was a county employee as many are identifying who apparently worked with the victims of the shooting. >> witnesses say he left the event early described as angry before he returned with assault rifle semi-automatic handguns, even body armor. pretty remarkable juststow well armed he was. the police chief saying there was some level of planning involved. there was no way this happened at the last minute. >> very well planned. awful. the mass shooting in california comes less than a a ek at the shooting at a planned parenthood in colorado springs. >> hillary clinton was discussing gun control in america even as the s sne was unfolding in san bernardino. donald trump weighing in, as well. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: as some were
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in san bernardino, california, on the other side of the country with no knowledge yet of the massacre, hillary clinton happened to be talking about gun control. >> 90 americans a day die from gun violence. homicidedesuicides, tragic avoidable accidents. 33,000 americans a year die. it is time for us to say, we're going to have comprehensive background checks. we're going to close the gun show loophole. >> once she learned of the shooting, clinton tweeting i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. the right to bear arms being pushed to the forefront of the campaign in the wake of the colorado, paris and now san bernardino shootings. on the republican side, front-runner donald trump thinks more people were arard, there would be fewer fatalities during mass shootings. making his point this way. >> and when you look though at
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they said move over,r,oom, move over, boom, nobody, nobody could protect themselves. and so we haveo really cherish and protect our second amendment. and i will be the best at it, belilie me. >> reporter: the republican front-runner tweeting, california shooting looks ve bad. good luck to law enforcement. and god bless. this is when our police are so appreciated. another top republican presidential candidate weighing in, dr. ben carson calling this hate crime. when asked why he would classify it as a late crime with so little known about the shooting, it appears he was talking on a symbolic level saying you don't do that to people you love. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> more coverage from southern california in a moment. more coverage from southern california in a moment.
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continues after this f we're back with the latest from the mass shooting in san bernardino. at least 14 dead. the suspects now identified. >> as the authorities track them down, their chase ending in a standoff. abc's byron pitts has morere >> reporter: around 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, a massive manhunt for up to three armed guguen, california came e a head.
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suspect vehicle. we've got shots fired out the back window. >> our affiliate kabc on t scene horing above this black suv that the authorities had been searching for for three hours. >> we've got multiple shots that were fired. >> reporter: windows blown out. the front door ajar and police crouching at a safe distance away. but this was the shoot-out our cameras missed that this neighbor captured d his phone. [ gunshots ] >> what sounds like fireworks is a fire fight. a body lying in the street feet away, that black suv riddled with bullets. one suspect still inside. as police run into position, single file up across the lawn. five minutes later, two armored vehicles approach the suv from both sidid. >> you basically box a person in. so with the car in the front, a car in the back and many times one on the side, there's no place for the car to go. >> reporter: followed by a vehicle called a tack cat, armed with a ballistic shield. >> the whole point of armored
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setting is exactly how they use this particular event where you take the vehicles and you use them as cover to protect you from obviously other firearms or potentially other explosives. >> reporter: officers cautiously approaching but it appears the suspect inside is already dead. two suspects dead at the scene. one male, one e male, both armed with assault rifles and handguns and dressed in what police described as dark tactical gear. >> they were dressed in kind of assault style clothing. i think is probably the best way to term it. >> reporter: but all afternoon, authorities have been looking for up to three suspects. one person of interest was sn fleeing g e scene. >> i don't have any information on who that person is yet, and we do not know if they were involved. it's possible they were not. >> reporter: police detained a third suspect after receiving reports of someone jumping a fence.
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that redlands neighborhood using a robot to sweep the apt. apartment. >> there's been discussions all day about potential explosives. even the police chief mentioned there might be a pipe bomb at the initial crime scene. keeping that in mind, you want to make sure you're not walking into a booby-trap. if you send a robot in, if it triggers something, then so be it. no one else is harmed. it gives you the oortunity to send it in and then it can be your eyes and eats inside the house. and once you feel like that it's sufficiently cleared at least maybe the first floor of that residence, then you make a tactical entry. ( >> rorter: byron pitts, c news, new york. >> what a day in america. a lot of those events playing out on live television yesterday. >> absolutely. we are going to be back with a lot more coverage. a lot of angles to focus on. there will be so much more from
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we're back now with more on the deadly shohoing at an office building in san bernardino, california. the man and the woman who were accused of the shooting rampage that left 14 people dead have been identified this morning as syed farook and tashfeen malik killed in a shoot-out with police hours after the rampage. >> farook was a county employee who apparently worked with the victims of the shooting and late last night, his brother-ininaw spoke on behalf of the extended family. >> i just cannot expss how sad i am for what happenededoday. i mean, condolences to the people who lost their life.
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their life and there's victims out there. i wish speedy recovery to them and again, i am in shock that something like this could happen. that's all i have. i hope everybody understands and everybody get recover much faster whatever victims are there. i spoke to about a week ago with him. i have no idea why would he do that. why would he do something like this. i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >nd even some of his co-workers apparently shocked, as well. one sang that this was a gqy who was livivg "the american dream," even describing him as a quiet person in the office. >> we often hear that after these incidents. so many people reacting to this over the last few hours, including the sandy hook promise. of course, it's been about three
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sandy hook. they released a statement saying the time to act is now. shootings at this frequency are not normal. >> and amy schumer saying this is absolutely heartbreaking. all my love to everyone in san bernardino, especiallylyhe first responders. those shootings must stop. >> aprilmy's reaction is of note because y y'll rawaw onene of the mass shootings took place during the screening for her movie "trainwreck" in june in lafayette, louisiana, three killed there. >> a lot of people wonder, we saw one of the victims -- one of the accused who was shot today was a woman and believe it or not, the fbi says from 2000 to 2013, there were 160 active shooters, six of them were women. >> what's troubling i i these terms active shooter and shelter in place, now part of everyday language. >> new normal that nobody wants
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good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. here are the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." carnage in california. a ss shooting in san bernardino claims 14 lives. and sends shock waveveacross the country. two suspects killed by police identified as a young couple with a new baby. so what could have set them off? >> that maleuspect an employee of the same department targeted unleashing terror on co-workers. we're getting gripping details from survivors calling and texting loved onesiding in offices as shots rang out. >> the latest shooting brings america to at least 56 fatal mass shootings so far this year where at least three people have died. federal agents say the number of tive shooter incidents has more than doubled in recent years. and a new study by the secret service finds that most attacks on government buildings and officials were carried out by so-called lone wolves. underscoring the need to
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paranoia, depression and delusions. thosare some of our top stories on this thursday, december 3rd. >> announcer: from a a news, this is "world news now." >> ocourse, we're going to begin with the latest on this deadly rampage that took place in souththn california. we're gettttg new details coming in. of course, they identified one of the suspects, a male suspect, syed farook and one new detail we're getting from a co-worker saying he traveled to saudi arabia in the spring of this year. not exactly sure what the context of that means. of course, it wiwi be part of the conversation as the day goes on. >> and so many people wondering if this was isis is inspired. the san bernardino police chief coming out just a short time ago saying they still do not know exactly whahathe motive may bee and they can't go as far as to say that this was in any way isis inspired.% >> the hunt though for suspects inded just about four hours in a hail of bullets on a residential
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shootingng take a listen. [ gunfire ] >> those gunshots recorded by a neighbor stopped in his tracks as he left for work. this morning we're learning more about the young couple who police say was behind the massacre. abc's brandi hitt is in san bernardino. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good momoing, reena and d ndis. this is still a very active crime scene here. roughly 12 hours after this deadly shooting spree began, at least 14 people killed behind me in the building. just about a half mile down the street. and officers have already just announced at least the identities of both the suspect gunmen. they say these two were a yoyog couple and they were armed with assault rifles and handguns. and investigators believe one of them was targeting his fellow employees. it ended as it began in a hail
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phone video. four hours of terror in san bernardino after a gunman stormed an office bubuding killing 14 peoplpl the final confrontation on a neighborhood street, a dark suv riddled with bullets. a pepeon with a gun shot down feet away. another dead inside. >> of the suspects that are dead at the scene, one is a male, one is a female. they are both armed with assault rifles. they are both armed with handguns. >> reporter: abc news cocoirmed one of the suspects is syed farook. >> why would he do something like this? i have absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> reporter: law enforcement talked down the suspects just two miles from the initial attack at the inland reonal center. >> multiple shots that were fired. we're getting a susuect, last seen wearing a black ski mask, all black clothing. >> reporter: witnesses describe a barrage of gunfire. >> kind of sounded like a shooting range. >> the people working there
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just want to tell you i love you. she called us from in the hospital. but she's doing better. she's okay. she's alive. >> i have a suspect dressed in camo, mask, helmet, kevlvl. >> reporter: i iestigators say the shooters targeted a workshop and training event inside the center. the building is still off limits. the bomb squad investigating a suspicioususevice authorities believe could be an explosive. the group holding that meeting here was the san bernardino county public health department. we've learned that syed farook was an environmental specialist with that departmentnt he was there at that meeting this afternoon during that training. but witnesses and police say he left 30 minutes before the shting spree began. reporting live in san rnardino, brandi hitt, abc news, kendis and reena, back over to you. >> i want to ask you, what is the focus for police at this hour? we know there were some explosioio that took place. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: officers are searching the suspects' home and searching this building because
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we've been hearing what police warn would be controlled explosions. they were worried the suspects left some e rt of improvised explosive devices throughout the building. they're doing this as a caution. they found what they believe may be explosives. they detonated those. however,r,hey have not told us yet exactly what those devices contained and if they were, in fact, left by the suspects. >> so interesting to hear that cause clearly, there is a level of planning even the police chief was mentioning earlier. >> many are shockekeby this. it's g gng to be a long night for many people in southern california. our thanks to brandi hitt. >> more now on the agency at the center of the shooting. > relatives asking people who devoted their lives to care for the disabled why they would be so brutally targeted. more now from abc's kayna whitworth. >> reporter: the inland regional center under siege. >> our daughter's in there. someone had come in and started shooting. >> it's just a great agency. i don't know why somebody would want to do this.
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non-profit serving more than 30,000 people with developopntal disabilititi. 550 employees caring for all ages inside the center on a typical day. >> three separate buildings. two of them, the main two are pretty connected. the third building is mainly just the auditorium, the conference center where we have events, meetings. >> reporter: the shooting happened in a conference area where the san bernardino county department of public health was havi a banquet, according to the facility's president and ceo. 14 killed. 17 wounded. police not confirming who the victims are. >> it's my understanding that most of the people that were wounded, most of the victims were all centrally located in one area of the facility. >> we did receive five adult patients which stemmed from the original incident in san bernardino. and all five do remain in the hospital. >> reporter: meanwhile, insisi the other buildings, hundreds of frightened people huddled inside. marcos aguilar found out his wife was one`of them through a
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>> she said she was inside. that there was a shooter outside shooting, that she's locked in in her office. she said i love you and i came over here. >> reporter: she made it out of the building along with others. evacuated, guided by armed police officers on to buses to take them to safety. the latest here from loma linda hospital is they received five adult patients two now listed in critical but stable condititn. two listed in fair and one at this point is still being assessed. also, we're told that they receiv a bomb threat early,in the afternoon that was cleared about an hour later. but still, this hospital is operating on a heightened sense of alert and they have several police officers here that will be here throughout the nightht kayna whitworth, abc news, san bernardino. >> been some tense times in southern california. house speaker paul ryan is among those reting to the massacre in california. >> at his first capital christmas tree lighting, the wisconsin republican called for
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just a day earlier at a planned parenthood clinic, ryan urged congress to prioriti mental health4reform. >> among the many presidential candidates expressing their sympathy for the shooting victims cas donald trump, the republican front-runner began his rally in northern virginia with a moment of silence. he also thanked law enforcement for their efforts saying they don't get enough credit for their work. he added it's a job most people including him don't want to do. >> the victims of the rampage were honored last night before professional sports s ents in southern california. >> would you please join us as we observe a moment of silence for those who lost their lives. >> the scene at the staples center, some 60 miles to the east of where the rampage took place before the l.a. clippers tipped off against indiana. a moment of silence wawaalso held before the anaheim ducks game. >> and i want to remind you to stay with abc news as we cover
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bernardino later this half hour. w gun violence is tatang its toll more than ever across the country. we have another breaking story at this hour, concerning the secret service. a congressional investigation out this morning revealed several previousus unknown security breaches including one at the white house. the report says that two people managed to breach the perimeter of the white house complex back in february o o this y yr simply by walking in unnoticed. the report details an unauthorized person approaching president obama at a dinner event and investigators say security at vice president joe biden's home in delaware wasas breached when four people on a fishing trip were able to walk into biden's backyard. they were only noticed when neighbors called theecret investigators call the secret service "an agency in crisis" and the panel recommends their responsibilities to be scaled back to concentrate on protection. >> also breaking right now, two u.s. army pilots have been killed in a helicopter
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authorities say the two pilots from the 101st airborne division were flying a two-seat apache helicopter d ding a training mission when the chopper went down 1 miles south of fort campbell. the cause is under investigation. overseas, britain launched its first air strikes against isis targets in syria. the attacks folllled an emotional debate in the british parliament which led to the air strikes being approved. the german parliament also expected to approve a military commitment against isis s including 1200 troops in a support role. >> we have breaking news from south africa this morninghere an appeals court has changed the conviction of oscar pistorius from manslaughter to a murder conviction. pistorious now faces a a potentially 15-y-yr primp sentence. >> very busy morning here all around.
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were killed. >> kabc's leeann souter is a that scene. >> reporter: authorities say up to 21 officers were involved in that shoot-out as well as those two suspects as you can see live behind me here, this neighborhood remains shutdown as the investigation continues into the night. >> [ expletive ] gunshots. >> yeah. >> those are gunshots! >>h, yeah. >> those are gunshs [ expletive ]. >> oh [ expletive ]. >> reporter: a terrifying scene captured on camera, drivers caught in the crossfire of a rolling gun battle as police opened fire on suspected killers. >> multiple gunshots going back and forth. going back and forth. next thing you know, i seen army officers, fbi agents everything is coming down the street. and i wasn't even scared because one of the officers came past and he told us run inside the house. get inside because there's an active shooter. the first thing i did was ran to safety. the shooting kept on going for
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it was a constant shoot-out. >> reporter: the suspect's suv riddled with bullet holes. two suspects dead. 28-year-old syed farook and 27-year-old tashfeen malik. it all began when authorities spotted the suv and the chase was on. witnesses say the suspects exchanged gunfire with police before crashing. the neighborhood erupting in a barrage of bullets. >> oh, my gosh. >> dozens of police cars and all these men with guns were running behind me with guns drawn. i'm in the middle of it. and then more shots start firing. so big thunder. this time i'm really close. >> we were watching tv and hear gun fires left and right. and we -- my grandndther says go hide in the bathtub.b. go hide. i finally get into the bathtub
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she said it will keep me safe. and we did that and after that, after a few minutes when the gunfire started to slow downt an ficer came and said to get t t of our houou. there's a bomb in the front of our house. >> reporter: authorities feared the suspects threw potential explosives from the vehicle. which they alsoelieve may have been booby-trapped. as the bomb squad inspected the potential bombs, other officers on the hunt for a potential third suspect who may have fled the scene. residents helping to spot a suspicious man taken in for questioning. >> him showing up a couple times, concentrating on going down this alley. another person coming down the alley with something strapped to him. they didn't get a good look what he had, but it's -- it is a bit innerving. >> reporter: as the investigation continues into the night, residents are counting their blessings. witnesses say there were bullet holes in their homes but no one was injured.d. >> i was a little bibiscared because i left my kids here thinking they would be safe
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come back. apparently they stayed in the area in the vicinity. so it was scary. >> reporter: one officer was hurt in the shoot-out. we are told his injury is not life-threatening. officials s y that this neighborhood will be -- will remain shutdown well into tomorrow for a very lengthy investigation. live in san bernardino, leeann suit area, abc 7, eyeyitness newsws >> initially they thought there were three suspects on the run and whittled it down to two. but that third suspect they said they did apprehend someone but don't know if that person is tied to ese attacks. >> they do believe that person was not a shooter. coming up, the trend of tragedy. >> the shooting just the latest in a sick and sad routine. stayith us. we'll have much more in just a moment.
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after this ftt0w!tr'hq! %4@-%[0 tt0w!tr'hq! el@-/\\ tt0w!tr'hq! ed@-)^8 tt0w!tr'hq% )8h-i d tt0w!tr'hq% kzh-to8 tt0w!tr'hq% n-h-!&4 0w!tr'hq% 0ph-?a, tt0w!tr'hq% s"h-/3l tt0w!tr'hq% ueh-,q< tt0w!tr'hq% 7hh-0s( there's still nonoord on a motive for the rampage in san bernardino. >> federal agents say this latest shooting is part of an alarming trend. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: it's been happening with frightening regularity. the second mass shooting in less than a week. three were killed at a planned parenthood clinic last saturday,
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in october, nine massacred in a south carolina church in june. five gunned down in chattanooga in july. the e tential motives rangng from racism to politics to terrorism. cases in small and large cities, urban and rural areas. there have been at least 56 mass shootings so far in 2015 where at least three people have died, an average of morehan one a week. the trend alarming. federal l ents say the number of active shooter incidents have more than doubled in recent years. across this country, police officials are worried that this is the new normal. a deadly new normal. pierre thomas, abcbcews, new york. people wonder does having stronger gun laws make a difference when it comes to gun violence? it was theheaw center to prevent gun violence trying to fight to get more legislation on gun control found the state of california was one of the highest scorers when came to good gun laws. they got an a minus. >> jerry brown very vocacaabout that. the governor there. more reactions when we come
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we're back now witmore on the reactions from the nation following the horrific m ms shooting in san bernardino, california. >> we know at least 14 people were dead, even more injured. the investigation on going. but as we learn more about the suspects and their motive, we're question, why. >> yeah, and we're not getting any answers to that. a press conferencf was held a few hours ago with officials out there and they say they still don't know why. >> we're looking at some of the morning papers. the daily news, a lot of buzz on social media. the cover here saying god won't fix this. thoughts and prayers. it's been tweeted out by lots of the political candidates, ted cruz, rand paul, paul ryan, the headline here says the latest batch of innocent americans are
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cowards who could truly end gun -- continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes. >> that has been one of their issues that the new york daily news has taken up. this is the cover of the "l.a. times," rampmpe kills 14. this incident taking place about 60 miles to the east of los angeles. >> and gabby giffords tweeting out america is an extraordinary place but these shootings make us stand out in the worst of ways, #san bernardino. >> she's been vocal about this every one of these incidents when they've taken place. and dianne feinstein, the senator from california, of course, saying each time i see news of another mass shooting i feel it in the pit of my stomach. my heart is withthan bernardino. >> the "washington post" has been keeeeng tabs on shootings this year. they say there have been more shootings in america than days of the year. least about 352 by their count. >> it's really a frightening, frightening number.
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mass shootings in the month of june alone when you think about that. more than 351 as you mentioned overall this year alone. it does become a daily occurrence it seems here in this country. as i mentioned those words like shelter in place and active shooter, they're young kids that know what that means. >> uh-huh. also the fact a lot of questions being asked why america, why the president of the united states saying in an interview yesterday that a lot of people are questioning why it happens to this country and not other countries. there are many more gun homicides here than in other advanced countries. that's become a focus, as well. >> coming back to a point you made, california has strict gun laws. yet, this took place in california so is that really the key? >> a lot of people asking, politicians on capitol hill to take some action because this is becoming all too normal.
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thanks for joioing us, everyone. this morning on "world news now," developments unfolding quickly for the southern california shooting rampage. >> the details coming in from the scene from investigators and what we're learning overnight about the witnesses. live extended coverage ahead. >> including the suspects, their identities, and the search for a motive. the latest from police trying to piece together what happened in their intense investigation. and later, inside the minds of suspects who carry out deadly gun violence and the warning signs about deadly terrorist acts here in the homeland. it is thursday, december 3rd. >> annououer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this busy thursday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. it is a busy thursday morning. late night news conferences or early morning news conferences were held out in san bernardino as we memtioned. a lot of information coming in. i guess we should get right to it.
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the search for a motive does continue at this hour after the deadliest mass shooting on u.s. soil since sandy hook. >> at leas14 people were kikied and 17 wounded in the bloody rampage at a social services center. >> two suspects are dead a man and woman killed in a fierce gun battle with police after a high speed che. one identified as syed farook. lievedo be a county health department inspector. abc's brandi hitt leads off coverage live from san bernardino. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are three very activiv police scenes here in san bernardino at this hour. we are were it all began where the shooting spree started. just a few minutes ago, policic have now identified both of the suspected gunmen as a young couple. they were both armed with assault rifles and handguns. and one of them opened fire on his fellow colleagues. [ sirensns ] it ended as it began in a hail
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phone video. [ gunfire ] four hours of terror in san rnardino after a gununn stormed an office building killing 14 people. the final confrontation on a neighborhood street. a dark suv riddled with bullets. a person with a n shot down feet away, another dead inside. >> of the suspects that are dead at the scene, one is a male. one is a female. they are both armed with assault rifles. they're both armed with handguns. >> reporter: abc news confirmed d one of the suspects is syed farook. >> why would he do something like this? i have&absolutely no idea. i am in shock myself. >> reporter: law enforcement tracked down the suspects just two miles from the initialal attack at the inland regional center. [ sirens ] >> multiple shots that were fired. we're getting a suspt last seen wearing a b bck ski mask, l black clothing cararing a shotgun. >> reporter: witnesses describe a barrage of gunfire. >> kind of sounded like a
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there called their families. >> she was shocked and scared. she said, "i just want t tell you that i love you." >> she called us from the hospital, but she's doing better. she's alive. >> i have a suspect dressed in camo, mask, helmet, kevlar. >> reporter: investigators say the shooters targeted a workshop and training event inside the center. the bomb squad investigating a suspicious device authorities believe could be an explosive. in fact, in the last few hours, we've been hearing officers detonating potential explosives inside that building. still a very active scene. they want to make sure nothing has been left behind that could hurt anyone. we've learned the group holding that meeting behind me was the san bernardino county public health department. the police department just nouncing that syed farook was an environmental specialist there. and police and several witnesses say he was at that meeting and then left. police say some said he was
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roughly 30 minutes before the shooting began. reporting live in san bernardino, brandi hitt, abc news, kendis and reena? >> before you go, do we know anything further about a motive? is this potentially isis inspired? can we go that far at this hour? >> reporter: that's pretty far to go right now according to officers. they're not rulili it out but ststl have a lot to investigate. was this an angry employee firing back at colleagues or more to it? we do know tashfeen malik and syed farook both fairly young were either in a relationship as far as a fiancee, or they were possibly married. officers don't know but know they were together. they were a couple. and officers also originally thought they were searching for three suspects. they said they believe now there were only two shooters and they believe both of those shooters are dead. >> brandi hitt.
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they did detain somebody. thth were questioning him but don't believe that he was one of the shooters. our thanks to brandi hitt in san bernardino. of course, we're going to continue in with her a little bit later. the final confrontation with the suspects took place in a residential neighborhood. >> one resident was home when it took place, waiting to go to work. he made it as far as his garage when he heard this. [ sirens ] [ gunfire ] >> an up-close view of what was going on this afternoon. >> well, of course, a long list of questions have to be answered about this particular rampage. >> investigators are only starting their work looking into every aspect of what happened, who was involved and why. abc's pierre thomas with more. >> reporter: law enforcement officials in a desperate attempt to go over the background of the two dead suspects. who were they communicating with, who are their associates? their phones, their computers,
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vacuum cleaned. obviously there's a possibility of terrorism. there are a lot of different scenarios here. it could be terrorism, it couldlde workplace, a combination of both. until they know, they won't be making any final determination. last week the fbi director and attorney general hadad very rare joint appearance together in which they talked about the concern that people here who might sympathize with isis for whatever reason would do some sort of copycat attack. that is part of the environment that's being looked at. also, we've seen such a spate of mass shootings this year. i think we calculated that this year alone, 56 cases of mass shootings where three or more people have been killed. the most telling thing we know is what they were wearing and carrying. they were aring tactical gear. they also had assault style rifles and handgdgs. the possibility of an explplive. these were people who came to
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and that is deeply concerning and even though this was a hohoific day, law enforcement is breathing a sigh of relief in that they got two suspects because imagine if those people were still on the loose with no suspects. in the mass shootings we've seen at least in the last couple yeyes, we just haven't s sn women involved. that's something that we'll be closely looked at and analyzed. at this point,t,hey want to know who that woman is and who were her associates. what is her connection to the other male suspect who is also dead. so many questions. >> pierre, thank you so much. president obama was giving an interview when he was received word about the rampage in california. >> here's what he told cbsews. >> f f is on the ground ofofring assistance to local officials as they need it. it does appear that there are going to be some casualties and you know, obviously our hearts go out to the victims and thth
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the one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the wowod. >> and the president went on to call for a bipartisan effort to make americans safer by passing at he calls common s sse gun laws. >> and he also pointed out that many people on the airline no fly list are still able to buy guns in this country. of course, reaction has been coming in all acroro this country from many politicians s especially house speaker paul ryan among those reacting to the massacre in california. >> at his first capitol hill christmas tree lighting, the wisconsin republican called for a moment of silence for the victims just a dayay earlier in response to the shooting at a planned parenthood clinic, he urged congress to prioritize mental health reform. >> bmong the many candidates expressing symymthy for the viviims was donald trump. the republican front-runner
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of silence. he also thanked law enforcement for their efforts saying they don't get enough credit for r their work. earlier he tweeted, "the shooting looks very bad." we h he much more coveragege cocong up from southern california ca later this half hour. we're going to hear from more eyewitnesss telling their stories to our station kabc. turning to other news beginning with the trial of the baltimore police officer accused in the death of freddie gray. defense attorneys are disputing when gray was injured in the back of a police transport van and claim porter asked gray if he needed medical attention while he was being taken to a police station. earlier r osecutors denied that, saying gray needed medical help and that he couldn't can be breathe. in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel is refusing calls for his resignation over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a whiteteolice officer. officer jason van dyke is now facing first-degree murder charges for the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald, emmanuel is so resisting the
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general for a justice department probe saying the fbi and u.s. attorney's office already have an ongoing investigation. let's switch gears andurn our focus toward the weather because parts of the sououeast are seeiei severe flooding. in western noror carolina, a campground flooded fasasr than usual. officials and redents had to take quick action to haul vehicles to high ground. one man and his puppy were rescued from a trailer. there are no reports of any injuries. several area roads are also closed at this hour. there was significant flooding in northwest georgia with some e sidents evacuated. several roads washsh out or blocked by mud slides isolating residents, and some schools were closed, as well, giving kids a surprise vacation day. the southeast gets a reprieve, but the northwest is in for severe stotos yet again. here's paul williams at accuweather. good morning. >> thanks. we're looking at a strong push
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its way in the form of 40 to 60 mile-per-hour winds. we're looking at the possibility of power outages and we're going to see tree damage. that's going to possibly cause concerns as far as even the commute throughout the northwest portions of the country. in addition to that, watch out for a series of storms to hit the same area,a,s well. kendis, reena. >> need his take on a day like this. thank you. coming up, our top story. the shooting rampage in southern california. >> the outragingngrom coast to coast as the nation confronts grief and disbelief following another mass shooting. also ahead, inside the minds of suspects who carry out deadly gun violence. what t t government has justst revealed aboututarning signs. you're watching a special edition of "world news now."t has just revealed about warning signs. you're watching a special edition of "world news now." yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels.
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> recapping our top story, that hororfic scene in san bernardino, california. at least two the shooters opening fire on workers at a center for the disabled killing 14 and injuring 17 o oers. as terrified employees left the building with their hands in the r, others hid in offices till police arrived hours later. two suspects were killed i ia shoot-out with police. they're believed to be a couple. tashfeen malik and syed farook identified. there's still no word of a possible motive.
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the secret service that aims to provide insight into active shooters. >> and the report profiles the type of people most likely to o pursue a mass shooting. elizabeth hur has more on the potential warning signs. >> reporter: in this video obtained by abc news, you can see why police must alys be on guard. thiss what prompted the lockdown at ththpentagon in 2010, john patrick by del calming walking toward the entrance and pulling out a 9-millimeter handgun and shooting. officers returned fire killing bedel. according to investigators bedel was paranoid and believed the vernment was spying on him. >> we cocoinue to see these instances happen. all but one exhibited concerning behavior prior to the attack. >> reporter: this is one of 43 attacks on federal government ildings since 2001 s sdied by the secret service. the agency now urging law enforcement and the public to watch for warning signs. >> anywhere whereryou're interacting wiwi people where
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authority who might be able to intervene. >> reporter: the report revealing while more than half the attacks on the government involved so-called lone wolves with guns, some attackers have detonated bombs, crashed a plane into an irs building, and even mailed poison to the department of transportation. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> part of this report they say to get help for the people who need it early. but there are so many different warning signs. sometimes it's hard not to offend someone by saying you've got mental health issues. >> one of the striking things about this particular incident, it might have been one of the first if not the first time we've heard a female shooter involved in a mass shooting in this country in particular. so the profile of what we believe to be a mass shooter has definitely changed and evolved over the last couple years. >> as brandi mentioned earlier, we don't know if this is isis inspired.
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attacks a couple weeks ago, there was a female invoement who detonated her suicide vest. you're seeing this becoming more of a tactic used in these type of situations. >> sad tactic. coming up in our next half-hour, how the events in san bernardino have affected the race for the white house and the debate over gun control. again coming to the forefront as the candidates react. first, the latest from southern california. a nation, a community desperately searching for answers. thaticture there. >> announcer: "world news now"
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abc stations. we're back with our continuing coverage of the mass shooting in san bernardino. the effects of the massae will be with us for quite some time.
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survivededhe attacks or witnessed the chaos are going to be scarred emotionally. they've been talking to our station in southern california, kabc. here's somomof that coverage. >> our daughter's in there. she texted us about 30 minutes ago and saidhat there was a shooter. she thought he had shot 10 to 20 peopop. >> she said the guy came in next to her office and i guess started shooting. >> shooting at my work, people shot in the office waiting for cops. [ siren ] >> but she's okay? >> pray for us. >> she just said that she was in a room. she locked herself up. thererwere shooters. >> i haven't been able to contact my boyfriend. he's in there. him and his brother.$% if you see this, brian, call me. let me know that you and your brother are okay. >> all of a sudden, boom, it was like right here.
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>> they said they're on the loose. >> i was right behind the building and i heard all the shots. >> multiple shots. shots going off lili crazy. just one right after the other. and as i came out, then we had seen a black suv flying down the street. what i saw looked like one guy was wearing military fatigue. >> so heartbreaking as you can imagine. one of the questions at a press conference that just took place to the police chief there was what do you want to tell the community. he says i want to tell the entire community we're working really hard to make sure they're save. the big relief the two suspects they believe behind this have been killed. they're not on the run. >> they are not on the run, but this investigation still has so many hours and days ahead of it, even at this hour, there are several scenes that police
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out of southern california, and they look all too familiar this horrific news out of san bernardino has us all looking for answers and beyond, of course. the immediate details, the larger question looms, why does this keep happening? >> and that california community mourning the terrible loss of the victims. abc's byron pitts has reaction from around the nation during what's supposed to be a festive time. >> we reflect on the 14 who died. a nation outraged at yet another senselesesact of violence. the annual capital tree lighting
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moment. >> even in the darkeststf times, god is there and he is good. >> the festivities planned for california's state capital tree lighting ceremony taking a subdued tone. governor jerry brown saying, "our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and everyone affected by the brutal attack." meanwhile politicians offering remorse, from hillary clinton, i refuse to accept this as normal. we must take action to stop gun violence now. in california, senator dianne feinstein attempted to ban assault weapons two years ago, "each time i see news of another mass shooting, i feel it in the pit of my stomach." and across the aisle, senator ted cruz who voted no on the assault weapon ban, our prayers are with the victims. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> so many reactions coming from all over the place. a lototf people find today's daily news headline striking. take a look at this. it says, "god isn't fixing this," after showing many of the tweetsts
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r prayers are with the victims. you hear ted cruz saying, our prayers are with the victims. ron paul same thing. >> that almo seems like a reflexive response from folks in politics. people are kind of getting upset over why there isn't more action taken on capitol hill over gun regulatis. this caught my eye. nnecticut senator chris murphy saying your thoughts should be about steps to stop this carnage. your prayers should be forgiveness if you do nothing again. >> chris murphy has been a champion for gun control legislation. he met, of course, with the family of sandy hook, this being the deadliest mass shooting since sandy hook. his initial reaction to all of this was oh, god, not again. a loloof people saying that. >> a lot of people are saying that and worrying how this could be prevented in their own communities. that's the news for this half hour. >> stay with us for more
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that's the news for this half @ quite a few clouds hang around tonight with lows in the 20s. our sky gradually clears tomorrow, sending our highs to around 40. mild weather continues thereafter with highs staying in the 40s through at least the middle of next week. the weekend is looking dry, followed by a slight chance of a rain or snow shower on monday. tonight: mostly cloudy low: 25-31 winds: nw 5-15tomorrow: gradual clearing high: 3 344 winds: sw 5-15tomorrow night: mostly clear low: 21-27 winds: sw 5-10friday: mostly sunny high: 46 - low: 24 saturday:
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