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making news in america this morning, deadly rampage. a small town reeling from a shooter's spree firing at random before attacking his fellow workers. a full report from the scene just ahead. pile-on. trump's rivals pull off the gloves at last night's debate taking jabs at the republican front-runner but trump seemingly unfazed. >> you're a lot of fun up here tonight, i have to tell you. in the meantime, hillary clinton hoping to pull in some votes by getting her groove on. we're live in washington. and how about getting our surf on. fearless wave riders hanging ten on some massive waves. the rare competition that so many have been waiting for.
and we say good morning on this friday morning. we're going to start with the breaking details about the rampage in kansas. by one count, the nation's 33rd mass shooting so far this year. >> heavily armed officers with guns drawn flooded the area around a lawn mower plant. one of the workers had already killed killed three and wounded more than a dozen people. he was killed by police. >> the frightening incident playing out in the small town, hesston, kansas. abc's clayton sandell is there. >> reporter: police say 38-year-old cedric ford started his rampage shooting at random drivers wounding two before heading to excel industries in hesston, kansas, where he worked. >> to have something like this is tragic. >> reporter: fords heads inside armed with a rifle and handgun and opens fire on his co-workers. >> and then i seen a mob of people just start running out saying, run, run, and pop, pop, pop, pop, pop is all i heard and then everybody started scattering out of the building, and i didn't realize what had
happened until we got outside and i started seeing wounded people coming out. >> reporter: police and witnesses say he kept shooting until a single officer, the first to arrive, fires back. >> there was a particular law enforcement here in hesston that responded right away, and even though he took fire, he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives. a hero as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: in the end four employees including the shooter would not survive. many more wounded. >> inside the building he shot a total of 15 people. >> reporter: around 150 employees were inside at the time. worried friends and family waited outside for news. >> i just can't believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us. >> reporter: not much is known yet about the victims who have not been identified. ford has an extensive criminal record in florida. police aren't saying why they believe he opened fire, but they've ruled out terrorism. excel is a family owned company that makes lawn mowing equipment since 1960. clayton sandell, abc news, wichita, kansas.
>> and this morning police are saying something triggered ford's rampage, but they haven't revealed a specific motive yet. >> and you saw a woman in clayton's story talking to a reporter after the rampage. her husband had been right next to a co-worker who was shot then the reporter pointed out her husband, an emotional but, unfortunately, all too familiar scene playing out live on tv. >> it has become way too familiar and sad. of course, we're going to continue to follow that throughout the morning including on "good morning america." but we want to get to our other breaking news overnight, new debate fireworks. marco rubio and ted cruz tag teaming donald trump in houston blasting the front-runner on everything from immigration to his privileged background. >> it was their first debate without jeb bush, but his parents right there. the first lady, former first lady and president bush drawing loud cheers from the
audience. it's "your voice, your vote." here's some of last night's most fiery moments. the florida senator unleashed attack after attack on trump putting the republican front-runner on defense. >> you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers from -- >> you know, i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> this is a guy who inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where donald trump would be right now? >> no, no, no, no. >> selling watching and -- >> no. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no. >> mr. trump -- >> i don't repeat myself. i don't repeat myself. >> you don't repeat yourself? >> here's the guy who repeats himself. >> you repeat yourself every day. [ cheers and applause ] >> talk about repeating i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i saw you repeat yourself five seconds ago. >> it was a meltdown. i watched it. [ cheers and applause ] >> trump also took incoming fire from ted cruz who hopes to win his home state of texas on super tuesday. >> when i was leading the fight
against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> trump unfazed by the repeated assaults. >> keep fighting. keep swinging, man. swing for the fences. you're a lot of fun up here tonight. i have to tell you. >> reporter: trump also reacting to a strong statement by the former president of mexico, vicente fox, using an obscenity to say his country would never pay for trump's wall. >> the wall just got ten feet taller, believe me. >> reporter: the bickering between the three republicans overshadowed the two others on stage, ohio governor john kasich and ben carson. >> can somebody attack me, please? >> wolf. >> well, trump's rivals are hoping that they hit hard enough to stop his momentum as they head into super tuesday. 11 states will cast their ballots, and nearly 600 delegates are at stake, so it could be a make-or-break moment for some of these candidates.
>> donald trump must have felt like he walked into the red wedding last night. the democrats have one more key hurdle before next week. abc's kenneth moton with the latest. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the democrats are sharpening their pitches to african-american voters before tomorrow's primary in south carolina. hillary clinton and her husband former president bill clinton crisscrossed the entire state making 13 stops in south carolina this week alone, bernie sanders just two, but he's drawing massive crowds in super tuesday states and beyond. 7,000 in missouri. 8,000 in massachusetts. 9,000 in oklahoma. while the republicans debated, clinton danced at a charlie wilson concert in charleston and also she was at a black church with senator cory booker of new jersey at her side talking gun control and recalling the charleston church massacre. bernie sanders insists that he has not given up on winning in the south, but he spent yesterday in ohio, illinois and michigan. sanders took part in a forum in flint to discuss
the city's water crisis and said he hopes americans will look at what happened in flint and say, quote, never again. he drew his biggest crowd in president obama's hometown of chicago. reena and kendis. >> all right, kenneth moton, does look like hillary clinton was performing the whip and nae nae there. thanks to abc's kenneth moton in d.c. we move on now. apple has filed a fiercely worded formal response to the order that it must assist the fbi in unlocking the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. the company claims the government is seeking what it calls dangerous power. it also says the constitution forbids what the government is asking it to do. fbi director james comey countered apple's claim that if software is written to unlock the iphone, it would put iphone users everywhere at risk of hacking. comey said that was not a legitimate concern. well, new developments in the politically charged battle over the supreme court nominee. the republican governor of nevada says he's not interested. brian sandoval's name had been floated as a possible nominee earlier this week. republicans in the senate have
said that they won't consider the president's nominee in any case. well, coming up, turning employees into spies. the shocking move by seaworld exposed. how they tried to fool animal activists. and a controversial move. a state governor proclaiming a confederate heritage month. reaction on both sides of the debate ahead.
♪ houston fire crews have capped a leaking gas line that sparked a damaging two-alarm fire in an upscale neighborhood. city workers were repairing a broken water main when their backhoe hit the gas line and they ignited it. flames engulfed the roof of a nearby home but they were put out quickly. this note from overseas where today will be a crucial day ahead in syria.
a cease-fire in the long civil war is set to begin within hours. it'll be a chance for much needed humanitarian aid to reach remote areas. fighting is likely to continue, however, as isis and other terror groups operate in that country. president obama says the coming weeks are critical to syria's future, but he's adamant that the cease-fire not impact the u.s. efforts to destroy isis there. and breaking overnight, a powerful message to north korea. an unarmed minuteman 3 nuclear missile blasting off from california. the test launch coming as worries grow over north korea's nuclear capabilities. on the diplomatic front, the u.s. has introduced a draft u.n. security council resolution aimed at stepping up pressure on the north. the council is expected to vote over the weekend. president obama's expressing confidence about the country's battle against the zika virus. the president said they believe there is a promising pathway for diagnostics and vaccines. the comments made at a white house health summit were more optimistic than the tone of some federal researchers.
then there's this, the governor of mississippi has signed a proclamation declaring april confederate heritage month but made no mention of slavery. governor phil bryant's office says he believes the state's history deserves reflection regardless of how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be. the mississippi state flag is the last in the country to feature the confederate emblem. well, coming up, courtroom humiliation. erin andrews unable to watch the nude images taken by her alleged stalker. what she had to say. and the seemingly unreal monster waves. surfers riding high in the sky. do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things.
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a computer expert testified that 16 million people have viewed the videos online and it's still going on. >> i know of no way to get it off just in doing continued research, people are still posting the video online a year ago, six months ago, a month ago. >> her therapist testified that andrews couldn't stop thinking about the video because she had been publicly humiliated. andrews is expected to take the stand next week. well, seaworld is making a startling admission using employees to spy on peta. seaworld says it received what it calls credible threats and claims it was just trying to protect the safety of its co-workers and customers. park officials now say they'll end the practice. well, a major medical milestone in cleveland. a 26-year-old has undergone the first uterus transplant in the u.s. she'll now have to wait a year to become pregnant to allow her
body to heal completely. she will also have to take anti-rejection drugs. women in europe have gotten pregnant with a transplanted uterus but it's never been tried here in the u.s. a rule change in major league baseball. so-called rolling block slides are now banned. you may recall chase utley of the dodgers taking out mets infielder ruben tejada during last year's playoffs. while his attempt to break up a potential double play broke tejada's leg. from now on those types of slides are illegal. violations of the new rule can get both the runner and batter called out. check out these. the waves, they were surfing off the north shore of oahu. this was a big wave competition known as the eddie and only takes place in sustained waves of at least 40 feet. organizers said yesterday's waves were up to 60 feet. a local surfer named john john florence won the event after watching rides on four massive
waves. this was the first eddy competition in six years. >> way to go john john. incredible scenes there. >> more incredible scenes. we get sports highlights from espn. >> he's stan. i'm neil. nba. >> warriors once again, golden state trying to get to 5-1 on their current seven-game road trip in orlando to take on the magic. steph curry sets the nba record, 128 straight regular season games with a three-pointer breaking the tie with kyle korver to take over sole possession of that record. dunk contest, at it again. he had 19. it didn't matter. curry, stop, just stop it. from 44 feet. how about 51. his third 50-point game of the season, 10 of 15 from three. warriors again. >> all right, so you got the warriors, the spurs then you got the thunder and then the
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have? that will tell you more tan an interview, the fruit salad of their life is what i would look at. >> fruit salad of their life. >> maybe he was hungry. >> oh, boy. well, carson later explained he was referring to a biblical verse, knowing a person by their fruit, not before the phrase triggered 20,000 tweets including this showing carson as one of the wiggles. >> maybe the man didn't have dinner. >> maybe he was hungry. >> that's my explanation. "fuller house" finally available often netflix released this morning and fans are ecstatic about this. >> the sequel centers on widowed mother d.j. played by candace cameron bure. >> well, most of the original stars have returned except for the olsen twins who say they're no longer comfortable in front of the camera and twitter is
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning 4:30 club. happy friday. i am natasha zouves. >> i am reggie aqui. >> we made it. meteorologoist mike nicco is tracking the weekend forecast. >> how does it look? >> pretty good right now. absolutely bone dry right now. from the camera you can see the dancing lights on the bay bridge and 12-hour day planner 7:00, we are running in the 50s, warmer than yesterday with partly cloudy and low-to-mid 60s and mostly cloudy by hurricane but not so warm mid-50s to mid-60s and light showers possible in the evening hours. it took me ten extra minutes to get to work. what is go on? >> road work. you are by danville 680 both directions between danville and walnut creek. lanes are closed. a shot of the golden gate bridge
shows everything looking great. clear. no fog. barely any cars. san rafael is good southbound for 20 minutes into san francisco. we will check back with more road work next report. >> thank you, sue. developing news right now, three people are dead in kansas after a gunman opened fire at the workplace. this morning, we are getting the first look at the shooter who killed co-workers at the law mower plant. >> the shooter killed three and injured 14 others. we are getting our first look this morning at the man identified, 38-year-old cedric ford on a shooting rampage, yesterday, in hesston, kansas, first shooting at random drivers and then headed to where he works with 150 employees inside when he opened fire. the first police officer to
arrive fired back at the suspect and killed him. >> there was law enforcement here in hesston that end spot right away. he took fire but he went inside of the place and saved multiple, multiple lives. a hero. >> ford was living in kansas but has a lengthy criminal history in florida starting back in 1996. this includes burglary, fleeing police and battery. five of the victims are in critical condition this morning. investigators don't know the shooter's motive. before you go to work you may want to swing by the gas station, a group is warning the bay area drivers prices are about to spike. janet is in milpitas. they are talking about prices closer to $3 a gallon? >> the prices will be just under $3, and two