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>> thanks for joining us. for all of us here, we appreciate your time. we'll see you again in half an we have breaking news on two fronts tonight. the campus massacre. the gunman opening fire at a college campus. multiple deaths. new details about the shooter right now. >> active shooter at ucc. >> was he working alone? also breaking, two major storms. hurricane joaquin, now a category 4. up and down the coast, preparing for a possible hit. for many, superstorm sandy, fresh in their minds. and the other storm tonight, more than a foot of rain. authorities now warning it could be historic and life-threatening. the tension between u.s. and russia tonight, after russia unleashes those air strikes over syria. with little warning. trump's tirade. >> political [ bleep ]. >> donald trump using language we cannot repeat, taking aim at two candidates. and the big change with your credit cards tonight. plus, what we didn't know. why you should keep some of your
old credit cards around the house. good evening. and we begin tonight with a deadly campus shooting. this evening, authorities confirming multiple deaths after a mass shooting at a quiet community college south of portland, oregon. the gunman opening fire in multiple classrooms, several dead. at least 20 injured. as you heard, the president speaking moments ago, saying another community stunned with grief. that campus on lockdown, s.w.a.t. teams on the scene at this hour. the emotional reunions, a close-knit community now reeling. the aerial pictures coming in at this hour. bomb-sniffing dogs there in the parking lot. the fbi now on the scene. and word coming in, the gunman, a 20-year-old male, was killed after exchanging gun fire with authorities. abc's neal karlinsky in oregon tonight, leading us off. >> reporter: 10:30 a.m., the frantic calls started coming in. an active shooter on the rural oregon campus.
>> copy, active shooter at ucc, 1140 umpqua college road. >> reporter: within minutes, students inside umpqua community college were tweeting their terror. "oh, my god, there's someone shooting on campus," tweeted one. "students are running everywhere. holy god." >> my teacher came running in and only told us to get inside the teacher's office and get down as fast as we could and drop everything. >> 1147, medical aide, this is for an active shooter at ucc. >> reporter: emergency vehicles flooded the scene. radio traffic indicates the shooter was still firing. >> this is going to be the synder hall. somebody is outside one of the doors, shooting through the door. >> reporter: amber adams is a student at the school. >> shots were being fired. we heard shots and immediately took cover. went down and heard just multiple shots going off. a lot of screaming. >> reporter: lori risner, another student, describes chaos. >> a lady just went running by me crying, saying, there's an
active shooter on campus. everybody get into this hallway. >> reporter: authorities tonight saying the 20-year-old male shooter engaged in a shootout with police before being shot dead. >> code 4. suspect is down. >> our number one priority right now is to make sure that the scene is secure and the victims are treated and making sure that we have a complete crime scene and that we continue to make sure that there are no additional threats. >> reporter: students could be seen being led out of the school, their bags being checked by police. canine units sweeping the campus. investigators establishing crime scenes. the college of about 3,000 students is in a rural area, about 180 miles south of portland. and it took some time for emergency officials to make sense of the scope of the carnage. tonight, the douglas county sheriff saying there are ten confirmed fatalities and seven additional injuries. the injured arrive on stretchers. a nearby hospital tweets, "we have received nine patients from
the ucc tragedy and three more en route. please continue to pray." >> the work that first responders have done is harrowing. >> reporter: on the campus, students hugging, scenes of incredible grief. >> in the coming days, we'll learn about the victims. young men and women who were studying and learning and working hard. their eyes set on the future, their dreams on what they could make of their lives. and america will wrap everyone who is grieving with our prayers and our love. >> reporter: this is a town in grieving tonight. the scene just a few short blocks from here. again, the shooter's described as a 20-year-old male. he was a student at the school. we expect to learn a lot more about him in the hours and days ahead. david? >> neal karlinsky will stay on the scene throughout the night. and as you heard from the president, this is the 16th time he's come before the cameras after a mass shooting. and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas live in our washington bureau tonight. pierre, we know there's a large
group of federal agents heading to the scene at this hour? >> reporter: massive presence. the fbi, atf, local law enforcement is getting all the support they need from the federal government. again, we're told, 20-year-old male, they're looking at his background, trying to get information about him. authorities say it is critical to gather as much information as they can tonight, because they need to know more about motive. that is key in the case so far, david. >> all right, pierre, stay with us here. our continuing coverage now. there have been at least ten fatal shootings this year alone. tonight, a new set of families grieving. the president saying, our thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: tonight, this oregon community is grappling with an issue all-too real for communities across the country. >> attention. this is a drill. we need to lock down. >> reporter: many schools hold campus shooting drills. >> please go behind my desk. >> reporter: we recently saw one in colorado. the teacher locks the door. the students huddle. do you know why they do this drill? >> yeah. >> safety. >> it's how we practice safety or something. >> reporter: they do it because there have been at least ten fatal shootings on u.s. campuses this year.
and many more close calls. harrisburg, south dakota, just yesterday. a high school principal shot and injured. cleveland, mississippi, two weeks ago. a history professor murdered in his office. lacey, washington, in april. high school students badly shaken after staff members apprehended a gunman. teacher holly carpenter is a graduate of columbine high school. >> it's not about the flashbacks of columbine or any of that for me. it's about the thought of anyone even wanting to hurt the kids. >> reporter: the threat is real. the question is, how to stop it. david wright, abc news, new york. >> david, thank you. and we will be staying on this throughout the night. much more on "nightline" and tomorrow morning on "good morning america." in the meantime, we move on now to the other breaking headline at this hour, the state of emergency tonight in four states. 50 million now under flood watches. there is a double threat at this hour. a massive rainstorm hitting right now, and then, of course, there is also hurricane joaquin, as seen from space.
at this hour, a category 4 hurricane. expected to strengthen. the east coast in its sights. let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee who has been tracking this for 24 hours now. and ginger, the track changing. where is the cone now? >> reporter: significantly. and we're going to get right to that cone, but first, let's talk about the strongest hurricane we've seen in the atlantic this year. it is sitting over the central bahamas, david. and it is not moving much. the next 24 hours, it sits and spins. the hurricane watches and warnings for all bahamas islands through the start of the weekend. here's the thing. we put the timer on it and you can see how late it stays around the bahamas. friday, 8:00 p.m. that's why up to 20 inches of rain. five to ten-foot storm surge. and as this moves to the north, the longer it stays in the bahamas, the better for us. the worse for them. watch the timing. saturday, it is still well out into the open ocean. this track has shifted farther east. that cone of uncertainty is away from the east coast. doesn't even include south carolina, north carolina anymore. the left side, less worrisome. the right side is always more
dangerous and quickly those spaghetti computer models, we will be watching them. they should come in more agreement, hoping this trend continues east. >> just a reminder that it is all over the place. it is looking more encouraging tonight. >> reporter: correct. >> ginger, thank you. i know you'll have more on "gma." the hurricane, as you mentioned, already hitting the bahamas, and here are the images coming in tonight. the wicked winds, sheets of rain. palm trees bending in the winds. our team there on the scene. also, the families up and down the coast preparing their homes because for so many, the damage from superstorm sandy still, of course, so fresh in their minds. encouraging track from ginger. abc's gio benitez with the pictures of the damage already and the hurricane those families are still getting ready for. >> reporter: tonight, the extremely dangerous category 4 storm batters the bahamas. hurricane joaquin ravaging these atlantic islands for an estimated 24 hours. abc's linzie janis on the ground in nassau. >> joaquin is wreaking havoc. right now, the eye of the storm battering the islands to the south and east of here, with wind gusts up to 130 miles per
hour. people here are worried sick about their loved ones. >> reporter: as the storm unleashes its fury there, here in the u.s., the east coast is battening down the hatches. five states of emergency tonight. north carolina, south carolina, virginia, maryland and new jersey. all fearing the storm could strike anywhere. >> now is the time for you to begin to prepare for hunkering down and dealing with the storm. >> reporter: nearly every coastal state reeling from the last 24 hours of severe weather, even before joaquin comes near. at least one dead in south carolina. and rainfall records broken in massachusetts and maine. here in new jersey, residents are thinking about those devastating images seen after sandy hit in 2012. >> i'm very nervous. >> reporter: homeowner judy lamastra's home, shredded by sandy. she just finished repairs weeks ago. this took such an emotional toll on you, i'm sure. >> very much so. yeah, everybody in town. we're still, you know, trying to come back from it.
>> reporter: she's taking the lessons she learned from superstorm sandy, turning off her gas to prevent fires, and trying to stop that water before it gets inside. >> if you think maybe you're going to get flooding, sandbags around the doors and any openings would be helpful. >> reporter: and david, tonight here, it seems everywhere you turn, you see these stilts under construction, and all of those homes destroyed by sandy being completely rebuilt. so many people here hope that storm goes east, david. >> we're hoping, too. gio, thank you. meantime, as i mentioned, joaquin is not the only concern tonight. the other major storm already hitting, authorities describing this storm as potentially life-threatening, perhaps historic. more than a foot of rain in some places. these are the pictures from charleston, south carolina. a restaurant under water. all the way up north to massachusetts. flooded roads outside boston. this is different from the hurricane. meteorologist rob marciano is in virginia beach for us tonight. rob? >> reporter: david, over the past ten days, virginia beach and the surrounding areas had a lot of this. relentless wind, pounding surf and rain.
they can't take anymore rain. they're going to get more of it with this next system, independent of joaquin. take a look. we start the maps tonight. roll them right through saturday and saturday's going to be the day, really, when the heavy stuff comes in. it will tap some of that tropical moisture. so, we've got flood watches posted for a good chunk of the mid-atlantic. coastal flood watches all the way up to long island. could see a foot of rain on top of the foot they already saw last week, david. that will cause potentially historic and life-threatening flooding. david? >> rob tracking this rainstorm for us tonight. rob, our thanks to you and the entire weather team tonight. in the meantime, we move onto another developing story. this one involving the u.s. and russia and the russian air strikes over syria. a new round tonight. the new images coming in. a second straight day now. tonight, the u.s. and russia now holding talks on syria. russia initially claiming they were targeting isis. but tonight, major questions about russia's true targets. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz again tonight. >> reporter: overnight, russian
war planes, one after another, launched from a syrian air base, dropping bombs largely on targets where isis is not even operating. russia's's foreign minister tod strongly rejecting the charges that the air strikes are aimed at opposition forces. some backed by the u.s., who are fighting against syria's brutal dictator, and russia's ally, bashar al assad. >> very distorted and perverted perception. >> reporter: the russian military did finally confer today via a secure video conference with u.s. counterparts at the pentagon, to begin to coordinate movements of its war planes in order to avoid any collisions with u.s. and coalition aircraft. the pentagon presented an initial proposal to enhance safety, prevent miscalculations and avoid actions or activities that could escalate tensions. >> all right, so, let's bring in martha raddatz tonight, and martha joins us now. i know one of the reasons the u.s. so concerned, martha, these
aircraft are not using precision weapons? >> reporter: they are not, david. it looks like they are using so-called dumb bombs, that are missing the targets. that can, of course, cause greater civilian casualties. all of it meaning this civil war that we thought couldn't get any worse, now has. david? >> all right, martha raddatz with us again tonight. martha, thank you. and martha, as you are aware, we have another developing story. this one from afghanistan. a u.s. defense official tonight confirming that an american c-130 military airplane crashed near the airport in jalalabad. no word on casualties or whether enemy fire is to blame. we'll stay on this story, as well. we move on tonight, the race for 2016. new revelations about hillary clinton's e-mails. word that russian-based hackers tried to infiltrate her private server at least five times. part of a wide-spread phishing scam. critics say a sign of just how insecure that server was. tonight, the clinton campaign, though, saying there is no evidence she opened any of those infected e-mails. meantime, on the republican front, donald trump on a new tear over two of his rivals
tonight, jeb bush and marco rubio. language we can't use here. he's taking aim at the friendship between the two men and abc's tom llamas on the campaign trail tonight. >> reporter: it's a stunning reversal. donald trump now saying he would deport all syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn country and seeking shelter here in the u.s. >> i'm putting the people on notice, that are coming here from syria as part of this mass migration, that if i win -- if i win -- they're going back. >> reporter: but just last month, trump said america must accept the refugees. >> i hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis with what's happening, you have to. >> reporter: trump's new hard line position drawing instant fire from jeb bush. >> send them all back? to a hellhole? that's not the america i know. >> reporter: trump's declaration part of a rousing speech where he attacked bush and senator marco rubio. bush has been a political mentor to rubio. >> so, they ask rubio, what do you think of bush?
oh, he's my dear friend. wonderful, just wonderful. they hate each other. but it's political [ bleep ]. do you understand? it's true. >> reporter: bush says that's ridiculous and trump needs to grow up. >> i'm pretty sure marco can put his big boy pants on. i know i can. donald seems to have a harder time taking criticism and he probably needs to put on his big boy pants, too. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> tom, our thanks again to you tonight. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the big change today involving your credit cards. the new security chip. what you need to know right now about using your card. and what we didn't know here. why you should keep some of your old credit card accounts open. it could actually save you money later. rebecca jarvis standing by. the new headline tonight about dunkin' donuts that is going to have a lot of dunkin' donuts lovers upset. and we've got a big new clue about the mystery powerball winner. call us! the lucky ticket bought just hours before those numbers were drawn. we'll be right back. i'm caridee. i've had moderate to severe plaque psoriasis most of my life.
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the ground then to stand up and state their religion before he opened fire. the terrifying moments when you realize what you just heard was gunfire. >> there are a couple girls running, sprinting from the building then, i hear screaming. >> reporter: around 10:30, someone called 911 from umpqua community college. >> i told the teacher we need to get out of here, now. i heard gunshots. she had to open the door and i was at the student center. i ran straight over there. >> . >> reporter: officials say ten people are dead and seven, wounded. >> the focus is taking care of the people that we have to do their best to manage the patients. >> reporter: the shooter, says the governor is a 20-year-old man, a fellow student and currently unnamed by investigators. officers caught up with him inside of a building and exchanged fire. it's unclear if their shots or his own killed him. another catastrophic loss in a