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shot multiple times. we begin with david kerley. >> reporter: fearful the rampage was on going, the s.w.a.t. teams surround the temple. witnesses saw people collapses. >> he is just going into the building. >> reporter: the first 911 call at 10:25, many from the temple. >> we are trying to find out if everybody is fine. and that is the main thing now. >> reporter: her brother-in-law, the president of the temple, wounded. her sister-in-law hiding in a closet inside. >> people are on the ground. and the shooter got inside. and the people are reporting on text messages and some people are laying in bathrooms, asking for help. >> reporter: first on the scene, a 20-year veteran of the oak creek police department. south of milwaukee. he was treating a similar when he was ambushed by the shooter, armed with a semiautomatic handgun. >> he was shot multiple times. he is in surgery. his condition is not known at
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this time. the suspect, the shooter, was also shot. he is down on the scene and presumed deceased. >> reporter: shot and killed by a second officer. several sense moments followed with concern there was another shooter and possibly hostages. reports that proved untrue. what police did find was grim. the shooter was not the only one killed. two dead outside, four more bodies found inside the temple. the sikh practice a peaceful religion founded in india 500 years ago, said there was no threats against them. >> this is a tragedy for the church. our church, it's a safe place. we never thought i would happen ever in our church. >> reporter: this is classified as a case of domestic terrorism. it allows the fbi to take the lead in the investigation. president obama says he is deeply saddened by the killings, and the indian embassy says it's
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sending representatives to the scene. david? >> david kerley, thank you. the temple was filled with families. the president of the temple prepared to deliver a mark. his wife there, she was shot, she raced to hide from the gunman and their son talking with me. thanks for joining us under horrific circumstances. we understand that you wor told your father is one of the shooting victims and how is he doing tonight? >> as of now, we don't know. we have family trying to get through to him. we have heard that several people have gone into surgery. he might be one of those people. >> your father was inside the temple? >> yeah, he is the president of the temple. and everybody was preparing for today's sermon and mass and getting ready and so a lot of family and children and adults there just getting ready for the day. and he was preparing his lecture and everything.
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>> how do you get word of what happened? >> well, the priest picked up my father's phone as he was on the ground bleeding and he called me from my father's phone and i picked it up thinking it was my dad. and it was the priest, standing right next to him. >> the priest called you from your father's phone looking to reach a family member to let you know what happened? >> exactly. >> and what did he tell you? >> he told me right away that right now, my father can't speak. there is too much blood coming out of his back area and we need to get ambulances in there right away. and nobody has come with an ambulance in a long time. >> could you hear the chaos inside the temple? >> at that point, he was hiding as well. they dragged him or put him some where where it was a lot more quiet in that little area. and my mother called from the closet where she was hiding. it was quiet. >> have you had a chance to talk to her since then? >> no, i haven't had a chance to speak with her. what we did, we send my eltest
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brother in and his wife in to comfort her and talk to her. she is with the fbi and being triaged and helping with information. >> your mother was hiding in the closet. have you talked to her since it's over? >> the first thing she said, is your dad okay? and when we couldn't give her the confirmation or anything information, she hung up because she had to stay silent. >> could they describe how it began to unfold? >> all i know is that some of the children playing in the front saw somebody get out of a cab and approach the temple and, you know, they thought something suspicious of it, but nobody has accurate accounts or information. >> thank you for joining us. and certainly, our thoughts are with your father and your entire family, in particular, your father while they treat him at the hospital. thank you for taking the time for us tonight. >> thank you so much. please, everybody out there, if you are hearing this, send your positive prayers in regard to milwaukee, wisconsin.
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we need them right now. >> we certainly will. thank you. our interview just a short time ago. i want to bring in michelle gallardo from wls. as we await more on the suspect tonight, there was a time there where there were fears the gunman was not acting alone? >> reporter: david that is correct. police tell us what they believe was what happening, there was so many 911 calls at the same time, there were actually getting reports of the same person viewed from different perspectives. they say it's not uncommon and it happens in situations like this. but they get in the s.w.a.t. teams probably in around noon and they have gone through the building methodically in the area and at this point, they believe they are dealing with just the one shooter. >> michelle gallardo, wls, thank you. our coverage of the temple
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tragedy this evening. we will have more in the broadcast. we move on to other news tonight and the unfolding weather disaster in oklahoma where raging fires get a powerful second wind. sending families fleeing again. mike boettcher is there tonight. >> reporter: once more, fire had everything in its disposal, heat, winds, no rain. fires dotted the landscape. oklahomans fought back with futile effort. is. >> it looks like dynamite going off. it's scary out there. >> reporter: heat so intense, it creates a rare weather system. pyro cumulus clouds. only abaded when temperatures dropped and the temperatures subsided. after the fire passed, jeff and his son came to help a neighbor whose home is a pile of ashes. >> a lot of people lost a lot of stuff. it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: a neighbor whose son died two years suffered the worst in the ashes. tyler spoke to him.
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>> he lost every picture he had of his kid. he has nothing to remember him after his son that died. >> reporter: nearby, brothers fish in the pond that demonstrates oklahoma's problem, heat and drought. in a normal year, they should be waist deep in water. >> it's hot. >> reporter: their father tries to put the best face on it. >> this is oklahoma. you never know what is going to happen. >> reporter: fire knocked out power to homes. marion blankenship, whose home is spared by a few feet, works to get a generator started. he was luckier than his neighbors. >> i figured it was gone. the lord had to have his hands on it. >> reporter: despite the fire and heat and drought, the people who live around here, who call themselves okies say they are staying put. just like their forefathers did. david? >> staying put in the face of it. mike boettcher, thanks to you.
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i want to bring in ginger zee tonight. you were telling me last night about the relief for oklahoma city, but it was brief relief. >> so brief. they need more of this. i want to show you oklahoma's pattern. it's going to shift again. a little bit of rain and not as hot today. mid and upper 90s versus the 100, 110 plus. the cold front moves on and the warm front again, 100s and gusty winds book by this week. >> you have before covering this drought and a new report bay scientist who has sounded an alarm before on global warming. but a report tonight. >> james stanton is known as the godfather of global warning. but the new report links individual events including the between and 2010 european heat wave and the drought in oklahoma and texas last year, to climate change. he is a say is saying now we a in science. >> a lot of people are beginning
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to ask with the drought we are seeing this summer. while you are here, tropical storm ernesto. why is the route now? >> a lot of phoenix want to know, does it come to texas? it's still a tropical storm. it looks to become a hurricane and hit the yucatan peninsula. it's disorganized and right now, it looks like a mexican storm when it makes land fall but one little turn and we could be talking about texas. we are keeping our eye on it. >> ginger zee, thanks very much. >> we turn to the vote for president, your voice, your vote. and the talk over mitt romney's taxes. harry reid claiming that mitt romney didn't pay taxes for ten years. republicans furious over the claim and democrats not defending it. and george stephanopoulos asked the chairs of both parties about it on "this week". beginning with the republicans here. >> as far as harry reid is concerned, listen, you might want to go down that road. i'm going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn't filed a single page of tax returns himself, complains about people with money but lives in the ritz-carlton here down the street. if that is on the agenda, i'm not going to go there. this is a made-up issue.
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the fact we are going spend time talking about is a ridiculous. >> you said you are not going to respond but you call him a dirty liar. you think he is a dirty liar? >> i just said it. >> was it dirty? here is how the democrats responded. >> is it appropriate for the democratic leader of the senate to make a charge like that with no more evidence than an ano, anonymous source? >> i don't know who harry reid's source is -- -- >> that's the point. >> i know that mitt romney can clear it up in ten seconds. but releasing the 23 years of tax returns that he gave to john mccain when he was vetted for vice president. or 12 years of tax returns. that his own father said was appropriate. >> george with the tough questions this morning. i want to bring in rick klein tonight. even democrats having trouble defending harry reid on this. but isn't that what the democrats the want here?
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>> they are taking the bait. harry reid is making a wild allegation and he is doing what democrats want him to be doing. it may feel good for democrats to blast away at him. but there is a risk in responding. you have republicans complaining about campaign taxes and democrats talking about mitt romney taxes. something they could much rather be talking about than the obama economy. romney's challenge is to change the subject and fast. >> rick, thanks to you. over seas and the battle ground of syria's civil war in aleppo. the rebels are holding out there against a fierce government assault. the rebels now preparing for a final push from the assad regime. and yemen tonight, a new attack from al qaeda. they are suspected in a suicide bombing in a funeral that killed at least 45 people. many of the dead were civilian fighters who helped the government push back against al qaeda. and promising images tonight from london, where it's been a
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golden weekend in the olympics, the fastest man on earth to sweet revenge. the new prince of england tonight. our jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: usain bolt did it again. tonight, the fastest man in the world defended his night olympic stadium. he ran the 100 meter in 9.63 seconds. gold for jamaica and the fastest time ever. the other story on the tram, sanya richards-ross and her teammate gets the bronze. meet former competitive swimmer michael phelps. he showed off the gold he won last night, his 18th. the first day of light for a retired swimmer. >> 20 years staring at the bottom of a pool is a long time. >> reporter: team usa, a gold in double tennis for the williams sisters.
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and for serena, it's a double gold weekend. yesterday, she won the women's singles. happy? you bet. a dance of delight and then on the olympic courts, call it britain's gold rush. andy murray, a month ago cried after he lost wimbledon to roger federer on the same court today got his win. three straight sets, he demolished federer and got britain another gold. >> go britain! >> reporter: the bbc captured the images of a country of 60 million that can't believe they are in third place in the medal standings behind the u.s. and china. >> is there's a good feeling about it. >> i think it's actually what we can do as a country. so we are very, very happy. >> reporter: british pride here is something to see. yesterday, the country won six gold medals, the most its won in a single day since 1908. the entire country, astonished.
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to be seen around the world as a nation of winners. and well, jolly happy about it too. david? >> mr. murray, the newest prince tonight. jeffrey kofman, thanks to you. still ahead on "world news," tense moments playing out in nasa tonight. the rover barreling towards mars and the seven minutes about to decide success or failure. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. [ doug's voice ] actually... [ dennis' voice ] an allstate agent can help do the switching and paperwork for you. well, it probably costs a lot. [ dennis' voice ] allstate can save you up to 30% more when you bundle. well, his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. ♪ bundle and save with an allstate agent. are you in good hands?
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before we leave you tonight, the latest on the tragedy at that temp until wisconsin. families gathering at the temple for a service when gun fire broke out. authorities believe the gunman working alone, killing six people before police taking him down. he is among the dead. at three people critically injured and police tracing a semiautomatic handgun found at the scene. want latest in the morning on "good morning america." i'm david muir. good night.
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next, seven people killed as a gunman fired shots into a sikh temple in wisconsin. >> looking for life on mars. the mission that could change the world tonight. a san francisco institution says farewell to north beach. abc-7 news at 6:00 starts right now. say a prayer. never thought this would happen ever. >> alan: at least seven people are dead after a gunman opens fire at a sikh temple in wisconsin. good evening, i'm alan wang. ama daetz has the night off. right now authorities are searching the home of the suspected gunman in today's mass shooting. a law enforcement source says the suspect, whose name has not been released, lives a short
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distance from the temple. it's being treated as a domestic terrorism case. authorities say localsikhs were gathering for sunday service when the man walked into the temple and started shooting. one of the first officers on the escape shot and killed the suspect, and that officer was wounded along with three others. in the bay area, sikh temples are honoring those killed in wisconsin. lillian kim is live in san jose. >> reporter: we're at the sikh in san jose, said to be the largest sikh temple outside of india. there are ten thousand members here. earlier today we also visited the sikh temple in free. word of what happened in wisconsin spread quickly throughout the sikh community. members tell us they are shocked and saddened by the shooting. they're also now on high alert in fremont, members of the temple talked with police, and they, along with the help of officers, are being extra victim hadn't, keeping an eye out for anything suspicious just from -- just in case. the people we talked to suspect
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the shooting in wisconsin may be the result of perhaps confusion about what their religion and is what it stands for. the sikh religion is rooted in india, not the middle east. many members we talked to say the consistently have to set the record straight. >> in america since world war ii. we are world's fifth largest religion. we do have a -- highly identity, and we become sometime easy targets because of the mistaken identity. >> whenever you see someone with a temperature -- turn -- turban. we get mixed up if these views s and these unfortunate incidents 0 are a result of that. at it very unfortunate we have no say in the turmoil in the world but we're being targeted bus of that. >> many

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