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here at utah and mariposa. the ups building is about a block, block and a half away to my right side, to my left side over there. policen assistant chief chaplain said that officers found the shooting victims both inside the building and outside the building of the ups building. here's some more of what the chief said. >> this has been a terrible tragedy for the city and we thank everyone who joined us today to help the victims. our homicide detail is investigating this incident. we ask anyone with any information to contact our tip line. we are going to have to go back and not just reconstruct the last 24 hours, but if there was something that happened a week, a month ago, those are the things weep be looking for in these interviews. >> reporter: chief chaplain said that at this moment, csi units are inside the building and they are reconstrugin scene. they are trying to put together all of those puzzling pieces to
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see just what happened, how it happened. the chronology of events. in the meantime, chaplain said the building is going to be opened shortly for the employees to come inside to gather their belongings. now, although the assistant chief did not refrain from commenting on this, on the motive, accordingo our sources, the shooting appears to be the work of a disgruntled ups employee, a driver by the name of jimmy lamb. he apparently had issues that he could not deal with, work-related issues that he could not deal with, all of the shooting victims are ups workers. we also know that the gunman went to the building, jimmy lamb went to the building as drivers were gathering for their morning meeting. and he shot them, allegedly shot them as they were going for their runs. san francisco police responded to 911 patch calls this morning.
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the building at 17th and s bruno. the bmw parked at 16th and vermont near the building. he entered the massive complex where hundreds of people work. he then went on a shooting spree. people fanned outlooking for him as they evacuated workers. >> one contact team located the suspect who was still armed with euspe put t un.stpi tool his head and discharged the weapon. >> reporter: but not before he shot five people. >> the suspect is deceased as are three of the shooting victims. >> reporter: teams of officers continued searching the building for possibly more victims and perhaps accomplices. they found none. >> the building has been secured at this point. we believe the incident involves only one suspect. >> reporter: this afternoon, mayor ed lee visited the crime scene, saying the city will provide health and trauma counseling. >> we wanted to make sure that ups, their management, their employees know that the city is
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behind, helping them recover from this incident. >> reporter: and this request by the president of northern california ups. >> if i could at this time just ask all of you to please keep ups-ers in your prayers. >> reporter: so, again, the building is, quote-unquote, contained. the situation, according to the chief, assistant chief chaplain, is controlled, and workers will be able to go back to the ups building shortly behind me. back to you in the studio. >> vic, a follow-up question here. apparently it took some time to clear the building. can you explain the protocol there and what the police were doing? >> reporter: well, right now it's, what, a little after 4:00. this whole thing started after 9:00 this morning. so, yes, the building, this entire area around the building, has been cord onned off all day. and the reason for that is because of the search that was ongoing, even though they had
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found all of those who had been shot, including the gunman who, again, killed himself. but they were searching for possible other accomplices, number one. number two, they were looking for other people who may have been shot. and number three, they were looking for people who had sheltered in place inside the building and actuaynehe w torke hiding when they completed their search. >> all right. vic leeha pore you. >> we sent out a push alert this afternoon after sources first told the abc7 eye team. the shooter was ups employee jimmy lam. he is in his mid 40s and lived in san francisco sunset district with his kids. an unidentified ups employee has told the eye team lam, quote, had it out for a manager. >> family members have now identified one of the victims who was killed this morning. our team coverage continues with abc7 news reporter kate larson live at san francisco general hospital. kateth?e os>>pitaepl outside the emergency room tell
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me that their loveds mne o morn when he was shot and killed. i actually spoeke to his cousin who was there who heard the gunshots. he was there to pickup his cousin. now family is here, dozens of them, are here beside rdea h heard shots at 9:00 this morning on pau trar owe hill. in mafiti from work.up his >> i walked up towards the gate and he looked over and i saw my cousin sprawled out on the concrete. >> reporter: he says he ran to his cousin who he believes was shot in the stomach and told him, i love you. >> police officers were right on the scene just like that. so, i got to touch him, but i couldn't hug him. he just pushed me away because they were trying to resuscitate him. >> reporter: he said he worked for ups for 17 years and had a
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short workday today because he was on light duty. the 46-year-old was a father of five and just celebrated his an yesterday. toya says he recently moved in with his cousin and they come from a very tight knit san francisco family. most of whom are here at san francisco general grieving right now. >> it just wasn't personal. i want him back. i want him back. >> reporter: i can tell you that a lot of these family members who are here are grieving, visibly upset understandably. we've also spoken to some of mike lefiti's coworkers. they all say wonderful things about him. call him a gentle giant, or big mike. we'll have more of that coming up throughout our newscast this evening. live at san francisco general, i'm kate larson, abc7 news. back to you. >> all right, kate, thank you. abc7 news has obtained audio from police radio moments after the shooting happened. we've edited this audio to bring
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you some of the key points showing the response from san francisco police. listen. >> 17th and utah, several have been shot, shooter is goa. this is in the ups building. >> shooter is still inside the building, the ups building at 17th and utah. >> all respond to the ups building, 17th and utah. possible active shooter, the suspect is an employee. >> we have an active shooter over at the ups station. sounds like the suspect shot themselves. >> suspect is in custody, showing signs of life. doing a t bldin for ctim andof srcea employeeshn their way out. >> again, now we know the shooter has died. >> in a statement ups said the company is saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this incident.
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>> it was an emotional scene. sky 7 was overhead as employees were hugging and crying outside the facility. >> abc7 news viewer kevin woods sent us this picture. he says it shows the ups employees being rescued by police with their guns drawn. you can see them through the window here. they were on the roof with their hands up. >> we saw workers being frisked by police as they cleared the scene. you can see them being patted down here. police were making sure there were no other weapons and that the shooter was working alone. >> and more video of other workers being evacuated from the scene. this is after the building was cleared. you could see them being led away from the ups building by police. >> lawmakers have also been reacting to today's shooting in a statement mayor ed lee said, i want to offer my condolences and thoughts for the individuals and families affected by this senseless act of violence at the ups facility. today's in every community served by these committed employees. senator diane feinsteinssued a statement saying i she was, quo,
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heartbroken to learn that yet another senseless act of gun wonderful city. my heart goes out to the victims and their families and everyone affected by this despicable act. i recall in 1993 when eight people lost their lives. violence is never the answer but the continuing scourge of gun violence is particularly disheartening. >> that 1993 shooting isn't the only one in recent years in the bay area. in november of 2008 jane wu shot and killed three managers at a santa clara company. in 2011, a gunman opened fire on his coworkers at a limestone quarry in cupertino. three people died, 7 others were wounded. the gunman was shot and killed by deputies. and in 2012, goh killed 7 people in a shooting rampage at a university in oakland. he had dropped out of the school several months before the shooting and wanted his tuition refunded. he targeted an administrator who was not present on the day of
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the shooting. >> in addition to senator diane feinstein and mayor ed lee, many political leaders are speakingb being. >> abc7 news anchor kristen sze here is more. kristen? >> larry and alma, it didn't take long for bay area leaders to react. senseless, traj igic, too frequ. the people of our city stand with you always. senator kamala harris, former san francisco d.a. tweets, saddened to hear of another act of senseless violence, this time in s.f. my thoughts are with the victims, families and employees at ups. now, i also face timed with peninsula congresswoman jackie spear, a gun violence survivor. she was shot in guyana in 1978 while investigating cult leader jim jones. >> the deaths of gun violence are unacceptable in this country. yet now in congress our hands are tied because if anything,
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the interest is in relaxing the laws, not creating a safer environment. >> fellow democrat house minority leader nancy pelosi tweets,my thoughts are with thed and the families of those lost in today's shooting at ups, in s.p.potrero hill. even the san francisco giants are reacting, tweeting, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and those affected -- go ahead and get us to the next thing. there we go. san francisco giants. wanted you to see that. our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and those affected by the senseless violence today at the ups facility in san francisco. larry and alma? >> all right, kristen, thank you. and we are also following breaking news out of solano county. we just learned travis air force base is locked down. the base isoc l fairfield. we are still gathering information about what exactly is going on. but the base posted on its facebook page this is a, quote, real world security incident.
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let's take a look at live doppler pictures over the base. we have seen several military police officers with rifles around the base's shopping center. people have been told to shelter in place and lock their doors and windows. you can see some of the security going on fficialser tell us the had a security drill planned for today, but that this incident is not a drill. we will keep following this breaking news and bring you updates as they become available. >> and our breaking news thntinues in just a few minutes' er mwiass shooting. this one took place 3,000 miles away. >> we are united in our shock. we are united in our anguish. >> i am sickened bysphiic table. >> five injured, the gunman killed. why lawmakers say the violence will not shut them down. >> plus, the bay area district attorney is now facing charges himself. what he's accused of that could remove him from office. >> i'm spencer christian. we're looking at the beach in santa cruz which may be a popular destination the next few
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days as temperatures soar. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up
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now to today's her isk shooting in alexandrias, virginia that left members of congress critically injured. they were on pay baseball field and the victims including the congressman whip steve scalise who is in the hospital. here is lana zach with the latest. >> reporter: baseball equipment left on the field, scattered remnants of a summer morning interrupted by gun fire.
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the assailant shooting five victims including steve scalise in critical condition. >> steve, you are deeply in our prayers. we count them until you return. >> reporter: democrats seen here praying for their republican colleagues. >> we are united in our shock. we are united in our anguish. an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. [ applause ] >> reporter: senator bernie sanders reporting the shooter may have volunteered on his campain. >> i am sickened by this despicable act. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to determine the motie shooter believedthvef to be 66 james t. hodge kinz of illinois. one congressman was approached by a stranger. >> i did have an interaction with someone in a parking lot who asked me if the team practicing was a republican or democrat team. i said republican. he said thanks. >> reporter: congressman scalise hit on second.
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>> he dragged himself after he was shot on near second base 10 or 15 yards in the field to be a little further away from the gunman. he was laying motionless out there. police on the scene returning fire. >> our brave capital police performed a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible. >> reporter: and that shooter is believed to be deceased. we do continue to monitor the health of all five of the victims. and in a show of solidarity, that congressional baseball game that was scheduled for tomorrow will continue t go on as planned, with one significant difference. republicans and democrats will all be wearing the same jerseys. lsu in honor of congressman scalise. reporting from dell ray, virginia, lana zach, abc news. >> thank you, lana. the senate is punishing russia for interfering in the 2016 election over the objection of the trump administration. the senate approved new
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sanctions against russia today including for militia cyber activity on behalf of moscow as well as supplying weapons to the regime in syria. in developing news late this afternoon, the state charged contra costa county's district attorney with 13 felony counts and at this very second he is in court facing a separate civil case that could remove him from office. mark peterson faces 12 counts of perjury and one count of felony grand theft. the state's attorney general filed the complaint today. investigators say peterson illegally spent $66 ,000 of campaign donations on personal items, then lied about it. he has refused to step down. we have a crewiv hearget ath so stay with abc7 for updates and download our abc7 news app for new developments on your phone. >> tonight moraga city council will consider to award a construction contract to get a sink hole fixed. this is the same sink hole we've been telling you about since march of last yea rai'snth opened up
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a hole on ma rag a road. the federal government turned down a request for money to help fix this eyesore. the contract is being considered for $1.3 million. and another construction project, this one in orinda, is nearing completion. abc7 news was at minor road where a 97-year-old bridge was washed out by the january rains. three homes were flooded when a storm caused the creek water under the beis 30 feet in a single night. crews are pushing to get that bridge open late this month or in e jlyary.ul >> all right. time to find out just how hot it is going to be. >> i think it is going to be very hot for a while. >> it certainly is. i'm fanning already just thinking about it. we may have five or more consecutive days of triple digit heat in the inland area. here is a live look at doppler 7. not tri digits yet. it ipls warem today. sunny across the bay area. temperature here in san francisco got up into the low to mid 70s earlier today. it's not that warm right now, but you'll notice most locations around the bay area are several
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degrees warmer at this hour than they were at this time yesterday. 10 degrees warmer in santa rosa and 9 degrees warmer in livermore and antioch. here's the view from east bay hills camera. under blue skies it's 64 degrees in san francisco. 72 at oakland, mountain view 74. 80 at san jose, 90 at gilroy, 59 at half moon bay. a lovely view fromloing down at. check out these temperature readings. 89 in santa rosa and concord. 79 in novato. as we look at blue skies over the golden gate these are our forecast warming continuing tomorrow. excessive heat across the bay area this weekend. triple digit temperatures in our inland areas. saturday through wednesday with no relief in sight for a while. overnight clear and generally mild with low temperatures mainly in the mid 50s. tomorrow we'll see high temperatures rising to neart.
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we'll see upper 70s to low 80s around the bay. highs will reach 90 degrees in the warm est inland locations. also tomorrow it will be hot in downtown oakland as the warriors victory parade takes place beginning 10:00 tomorrow morning in downtown oakland. it will be sunny and mild at that hour. temperature about 6de6 gr 7see0 afternoon hours. now let's talk about this frcessive heat watch in effect tayidghhr extended because of extended pattern of hot weather we're going tomorrow. heat related illness is possible under these conditions. try to avoid exposure to the sun. stay hydrated, stay healthy. over the next three days this is the pattern we'll see -- friday rather. inland highs will range from 70 on the coast to0s 8 to upper 90. then on saturday we'll see temperatures about 5 to 15 th waabrmbove average, up to tou est inland locations. and on sunday which is father's day it will be even hotter with tempatenes tes above the average and numerous locations will have highs from
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100 to 104 degrees. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. and i guess you could say read them and weep, right? becoming hot inland with summer like sizzle on friday and then as i pointed out, we'll have five consecutive daysat triple digit heat inland. by the way, summer begins officially tuesday night at sum now. >> definitely. all right, thank you, spencer. >> all right. well, the stage is almost set for the nba preparations for tomorrow's big warriors parade and what you (woman) there's a moment of truth.ete and now with victoza®, a better moment of proof. victoza® lowers my a1c and blood sugar better than thleginadbr d an which didn't get me to my goal.
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closed off here. they hav made some progress you can see since early this morning. but over here over my left shoulder, a b a syellowea growing, and they're testing out the monitor right now. a lot of excitement gearing up to a big day for dub nation here in oakland. it takes teamwork to put together a parade and rally for the golden state warriors. >> there's all sorts of different structures going up for different pieces of media and obviously the main stage for players. >> reporter: the drone view shows the main stage that's stmo dub nation to celebrate their 2017 he's dressed for the occasion. >> i was here at the parade is n 15going to happen again. >> reporter: decked in blue and yellow where fans will watch festivities on broadway in oakland. >> it only happens o year. it's likee a a bonus for us.
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>> reporter: if you plan to attend, police say use public transportation. they will announce road closures. >> jackson street off ramp will be closed at 7:00. >> reporter: here is the map of the impacted area. we found signs saying they will start towing tonight. police advised parents of things to keep their kids closed. >> if your contact information in a child's c octtaonn i their. >> reporter: with justa few seats close to the stage, organizers expect people to start showingp early. >> i uf it's like last time, th is going to be standing room only. >> reporter: an estimated 1.5 million people are expected to attend the 2017 warriors parade celebration and rally. in oakland, lani rivera, abc7 news. >> the parade route will be the same as in 2015. head to the edge of lake merritt then wind its way to the henry
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j. kaiser convention center. we'll have live coverage of the victory parade. we're call ditg rat c nuboverag before the floats take off. >> all right. turning back to the breaking news in san francisco today, disgruntled ups employee opening fire on his coworkers. >> he was right behind me. he was like six, seven shots inside. at least five to six outside. >> their run for cover and what you need to know if you see an active shooter situation. >> plus new details about that devastating overnig
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>> announcer: live where you live, this is abc7 news. >> and here are the stories making headlines at 4:30. a gunman killed three people at a ups facility in san francisco before then turning the gun on himself. police say two other people were shot and five others were injured during the incident. it happened at 9:00 this morning at the ups facility on 17th streettrpon oerhill. the eye team confirmed the identity of the shooter as ups employee jimmy lam. they tweeted an employee told him lam had it out for a manager there and had other problems off the job as well. ups tweeted their condolences saying, our thoughts are with those affected by today's tragic incident at the ups facility in san francisco. that facility employs 850 people.
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they were evacuated from the building as police went in. abc7 news reporte live outside the facility now where workers and family members were desperately trying to find out if their friends and loved ones were okay. eric? >> reporter: most ups workers were told not to talk to the media after they got through talking to police at a church behind be me. but at least one did and he described a chaotic scene. driver marvin calderon described sitting in his truck waiting for a morning meeting when he heard gun fire bd ineh fleeti hng second he said his le actually did flash in front of him. he said he thought of family, friends and coworkers before that fight or flight instinct kicked in. you're about to hear what he witnessed as well as comments from a young lady whose sister was also in the building, lived through the ordeal, but the family was left shaken by what they heard. >> it was right behind me. he was like 6, 7 shots inside, and at least five to six outside. i was just -- i didn't wait to
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look the guy. >> just scared. scared for the simple fact that it happened around her. and i'm, you know, it's really sad for the victim. >> rr:teor obviously she did not want her face shown on tv. one ups driver we talked to off-camera says employees were given the option today of going home or going back to work. he chose to go home as probably many other ups workers did. as you can see, starting from 9:00 this morning behind me, there is still a big police presence here as the investigation into exactly what happened continues. so, the best advice is still to avoid this area. there's a lot of roads still blocked off, so, keep that in mind if your destination is potrero hill. eric thomas, live on abc7 news. >> here and virginia, what should you do if you're ever in
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a similar situation like this. >> scenarios joins us. >> thank you for having me. >> what really can people do to prepare for a situation like this? we start to see them all the time now. >> yeah. well, in a stressful situation, if you include other things, for example, like a fire or an earthquake or some other form of emergency, it's of critical importance that you have a plan for what it is that you want to do. and knowing your layout of the place that you're in, knowing your surroundings, knowing the people who pure with, and of course calling the police, all those things are going to increase your chances. it's just a terrible tragic situation and there are only so many things you can generally do to be able to avoid the danger, or if possible, extricate yourself from the danger. >> if you're faced with that, you're obviously not going to know that it's coming. that's the whole point of the attacker's -- his motive is to try to get people when they're not expecting it. so, what advice, practical
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advice do you try to play the hero? do you run as fast as you can? what do you do? >> well, those questions are all very good ones, but those are questions ultimately that i don't think it's up to anybody to prescribe to an individual. it's up for an individual to determine what their own personal priorities are, how they are interpreting the situation with their physical condition is. but also just having a awarenes. there is an old adage that goes, you never rise to the occasion, you merely fall back on your training. so, if something happens to you, you are going to be in a state of shock. and you're going to be trying to process what to do. and the importance of understanding in your mind what your plan is, is going to allow you to react faster and increase your chances of survival. >> any advice for someone who is that type of person who knows that they just freeze up when something like this happens? >> well, if somebody freezes up and this does happen frequently, people do get a deer in the headligh of expression, theyts'reyp literally trying to process. their frontal lobe is trying to process what's happening to them.
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but it almost becomes a subconscious routine. for example, for a police officer drawing their hand gun, they've done it so many times. that if there is a threat that they encounter on the street, even if they're completely unprepared for it, they have the muscle memory in place that they can go to their various steps and get that hand gun on target and be able to engage that danger without having to think about it. and the more prepared you are, the more capability of conscious thought that you have and the more information you're going to be able to process in order to figure out what you want to do. if it's going to be running away, which is always a good option,wino k are, knowing what could potentially intercept you in those exits or alternatively barricading yourself in an area that could be easily defensible such as a place with cinder block walls or a heavy door, something you can barricade. >> try to have some sort of plan in case the worst scenario comes about. >> >> all right. thank you, brad from threat scenarios. thanks for coming in and joining us. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> all right.
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now back to the breaking news out of solano county where travis air force base remains on lockdown this afternoon, sky 7 was over the base just a short time ago and got some pictures ofh their rifles drawn around the base of the shopping center. media that there has been a cial shooting there. base officials say it's, quote, a real world security inch deb . a live look, people have been told to shelter in place, lock their doors, lock their windows. travis did tell us they had a security drill planned for today. this incident is not a drill. going to keep following the breaking news and bring you updates just as soon as they become available. >> london is enduring another tragedy less than two weeks after a deadly terror attack. early this morning a fatal fire ripped through a high rise apartment as most people slept. abc7 news reporter monthly i hunter has the latest. >> reporter: 24 stories ravaged, this structure home to some 600 people, scorched by the raging
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inferno that burned for morehou. residents say the fire broke out just before 1:00 a.m., and engulfed the entire tower within 30 minutes. >> smoke everywhere, everywhere. there were people downstairs, people screaming. >> reporter: fast moving flames and thick smoke trapped people inside. ha on? ware you 7, yeah? >> reporter: fire fighters arriving on the scene within 6 minutes but were blocked byebri. >> in my 29 years on the fire brigade, i have never seen a fire of this nature. >> reporter: residents doing anything to stay alive. >> people jumping out literally and bringing sheets down to try and get out of the building. windows exploding, big massive pieces falling to the floor. >> people jumped because they had no other option. >> how high up? >> the top floor. >> reporter: this man and his family made it out safely. >> we had people screaming, my neighbors coming out. there is a fireman going get out, get out. >> reporter: many rushed to the
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scene looking for missing friends and relatives. >> i'm looking for my brother. >> reporter: it was total chaos. this woman's sister and nephew are still unaccounted for. at this point police say they don't know what started that fire. >> it's going to take a period of time before we truly understand what has occurred, what has occurred, and the investigation will be complex. and as you would expect, ryry, >> reporter: now, this is the material that external cladding that investigators will be looking at, whether or not it contributed to the speed of that blaze. tonight surviving residents just want, molly hunt news. >> two top michigan officials are the latest to face charges in an investigation of flint's lead contaminated water. the head of the state health department isuscc avoluedntary charges of obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer have been filed against the chief medical officer. they relate to the death of an 85-year-old man with legion ear's disease.
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the city said when they switc water supply it allowed lead to leach into the water and legion near's bacteria grew in that new water source. >> going electric, the california city that can pickup trash without gas. >> and hundredsf exotic birds found in a backyard. neighbors demanding action now to get rid of them. we'll show you the problem. >> i'm spencer christian. here's a view from mount tam looking out on the bay over this quiet but warm afternoon. stay tuned. it's going to get a whole lot
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the electric careayom cpa r. shares are up a whopping 75 % this year. the palo alto company is worth $62 billion. only three auto makers have a higher market value than tesla. toyota, daimler and volkswagen. the surge in prices made the ceo elon musk one of theworld's rich est people, worth more thn $17 billion. >> california put delivery of its first all electric garbage truck this week. the city of sacramento it is much quieter than conventional trucks. they expect to save 6,000 gallons of fuel a year to the switch to the electric vehicle. >> announcer: now your accuweather forecast with spencer christian. >> okay, get ready for the approaching heat wave. it hasn't started yet but a coay dles away.
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here's a look at live doppler 7. mild to warm conditions all across the bay area. it is going to get a lot warmer the next few days. overnight look for clear skies and mild conditions, temperatures in the low to mid 50s. high temperatures ranging under sunny skies from upper 60s and low 70s near the coast to upper 70s and low 80s around the bay. up to 90 degrees in the inland areas. let me take you down to san jose where it's graduation time tomorrow at kipp san jose collegiate. graduation starts at 6:00 p.m. sunny skies through the evening hours, and temperatures will be right around 80 degrees at 5:00, dropping into the upper 70s at 6:00, remaining pretty much in the 70s until after sunset. here is the accuweather seven-day forecast. here comes the heat wave. on friday we'll get a little summer like sizzle going as high temperatures inland approach the 100 degree mark. then saturday, sunday, father's day, monday, tuesday beginning of summer, and wednesday five consecutive days of inland temperatures at or above 100
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degrees. we'll see temperatures up to about 90 over the weekend near the bay and low 70s on the coast. by the way, summer doesn't really begin officially begin until 9:24 next tuesday evening, but we'll call it summer tuesday. >> the weather is getting us ready for it. >> a toasty parade. >> yeah. >> silicon valley not the only place for all things tech. the big expo has people all over the world flocking to l.a. >> 7 on your side's michael finney. you're putting money away for retirement. so, once it's time should you
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if you're into apps, video games and the latest in tech, it's los angeles, not silicon valley, that is the place to be this week. abc7 news reporter rob hayes has a look at the annual electronic entertainment expo. >> repor i r:teandf loud sounds are not yo thing, then stay far away from the l.a. convention center this week. e-3 back with a vengeance. >> e-3 is the world's greatest video game show. >> reporter: these days he says he can't limit e-3 to video games. >> it is the greatest entertainment forum. >> reporter: each year an estimated 50,000 video gaming and entertainment industry
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members show off their latest developments to the media. while countless millions of fans have historically been shut out of year they welcomed them. at least some of them. >> we put 15,000 public tickets available. they sold out very quickly. our consumers are so passionate, it is amazing to be able to open up the gates to willie wonka's chocolate factory and have them pour through. >> reporter: the effect the fans are having, the 3-d aisles are filled. people from around the globe making the trip for their video fixes. >> it is amazing how many people come to the show. i want to check out the new games, see if my wife will allow me to buy one, which i doubt she will. r>>wsr:teor coming out of e-3? >> microsoft xbox announced their new olnscoe. xbox 1 x, nintendo with a switch. they are taking it to the next level. we see the continued upward
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trend in virtuality. 36using vr this time around. >> reporter: of course all those game titles, it's enough to knock years right off your age. i me, i feel like 12 years old running around looking at these games. >> reporter: it's not just all fun and games. last year e-3 generated an estimated $40 million over its three days. this year they say that number is going to skyrocket thanks to the 15,000 new fans who show up. in downtown l.a., rob hayes, abc7 news. >> old school typewriters are attracting a new generation of fans, from public typing at bars to street public selling typewriter poems. the typewriter is making a come back. repairman in albuquerque, new mexico says he hasn't seen it in years. in berkeley they say there is an uptick in business especially for manual typewriters. the new documentary of typewriters with tom hanks is set for release this summer. >> interesting. time now for #askfinney, 7 on
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your side's michael finney here. facebook and twitter e-mail, richard in alameda, do you want to type itt yt?ouou're talking about. where do i find cheap tickets to hawaii? can i answer this one? >> yeah, where do you find them? i'll tell you -- wait, i'm -- >> i'll tell you right now, you're toast. if you're trying to go ywhere, it's just exorbitant because i've been on a very vigorous search myself and i'm just in tears. >> what is the cheapest you've found right now? >> 8, $900 from california. it never used to be that high. you could get even summertime, 600, 700. now, it's 8, 9, a thousand. it's just like -- here's my wallet to toneak >> that's just not right. >> tell me about it. >> okay. here's the best thing you can do. hopper or kayak, tell them where you want to go, when you want to go. they keep track of prices. they send you a notice when the price has dropped.
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i got my whole family to europe for half price using kayak once. i'm truly a fan of those guys. but this late in the summer -- >> it's hard. hopper is good. >> all right. jake from castro valley asked, is it possible i will payoff my mortgage before i retire? >> yeah, that's always a goal. go into retirement with a paid off house. if you do that, you can live like royalty on not much money. here's what i want you to do. go online, use a mortgage calculator to find out how much extra you will need to pay to reach that goal. paying down a mortgage drops your tax break. leoppege f e-mails, i'm 59 year old. i have a 401k. i don't need it but i'm in the 40% tax bracket. should i take it all out at once or gradually? >> you might want to buy some tickets for larry to hawaii. >> that would be helpful. >> look, don't touch it, not now. if you take it all out a once, the taxes atre going to be horrible. now, you have until 70 1/2 until
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you have to ta sanything and then it's a mim distribution. the government figures out how long they think you're going to live and you can to take that percentage each year. now, here's the good thing, kind of a bad thing i guess. it without anyea of that ever being taxed. so, you want to put it off, the most you can. >> good them. [ laughter ] >> okay. now, if you have a question for me that will tick off larry, all you do is do a 10 to 15-second long video. share it on social media, #askfinney and we'll we are the question here. >> i don't want them rooting for my early demise any more than -- thank you, michael. now to a really expensive pair of sneakers, a pair of nike air sneakers sold at auction more than $52,000. it's crazy. the shoes were inspired by the movie back to the future part 2. they were first produced last year. heritage auction sold a's a new
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collectable sneaker. the previous market was just over $32,000. >> yikes. a neighborhood nuisance in the east bay. >> cages in the front yard sort of the side, now the backyard is full of cages. >> up next, birds and lots of them. and now the in to shut down what is being called an illegal bird mill. >> right now dan is here with a look at what is ahead on abc7 news at 5:00. >> larry, alma, thanks a lot. an update in the breaking news at travis air force o, officials confirm there is an active shooter. plus. >> one of the rangers was threatened with assault. >> and just for doing his job. in san jose, rangers are anginolution appears to be a long way
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all right. coming up tonight on abc7 at 8:00, it's the goldbergs followed by speechless. at 9:00 it's modern family. at 9:30, american housewife. at 10:00 it's steve harvey's thunder dome. i said fun, fun der dome. then stay with us for abc7 news at 11:00 >> are there any shows without steve harvey? >> he's everywhere. >> homeowners in castro valley with a uynow p droblem.eal >> one of their neighbors is operating what appears to be an illegal bird mill. and so far, efforts to shut it down have been unsuccessful. >> county officials now involved, abc7 news reporter
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chris nguyen hhe tasryto s. >> reporter: off jensen road in castro valley u what seemed to be a gorgeous day is interrupted by this. >> i can hear them every day, 24 hours a day, especially early in the morning. >> reporter: and that's just the start. some say a strong smell coming from the backyard of this gated home has become almost unbearable. look closely and you can see an invasion of flies throughout the area. nc it's a n everyone else. the flies are constant. my porch is just covered in flies. can't get in the door without having to shew away the flies and they get in. >> reporter: sky 7 shows what appears to be an illegal bird mill hosting exotic birds. according to the sheriff's office says the homeowner is avoiding their calls. they believe this is a for profit operation citing online postings of the birds for up to $2,000 apiece. at issue, what laws are being broken and what more can be done to help bring relief to neighbors? alameda county officials are
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working through some of those questions at atoy with the california department of fish and wildlife. another concern, the grading on the hillside. the sheriff's office says the homeowner dug into the dirt to build the bird cages without the necessary permits. some worry about the possibility of a land slide. >> the birds are in trouble. i mean, they're going to lose all those birds if it should rain next year and those are still there. it's all soft ground, it's going to wash away. >> reporter: many anxiously holding their breath hoping for a resolution soon. >> it sounds like a zoo across the street. there are so many birds and so loud. >> reporter: in castro valley, chris nguyen, abc7 news. >> and neighbors say the noise and odor problems have progressively just gotten worse over the past two years. >>ueminder you can get the latest with the abc7 news app. enable push alerts to be the first to learn about breaking news where you live. >> that is going to do if for this edition of abc7 news at 4:00. thank you for joining us.
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i'm alma daetz. and >> and i'm larry beil. abc7 news at 5:00 starts right now. >> finals week, there was one person located and we got them out. >> workers leave asice pull in. the shooter kills three colleagues and shatters the lives of many more. >> and i looked over and i saw my cousin sprawled out. >> ups employees were checked one by one. what we learned about the man behind today's tragedy. >> and military police escort people at travis air force base to safety. the latest on this breaking news. >> also ahead the felony charges now filed against the contra costa county district attorney. >> announcer: now from abc7, live breaking news. >> s.f.p.d. officers responded to a call of shots at the ups building. >> a whole bunch of people with their hands up, people running toward them with their hands drawn. >> the suspect is an employee. >> one of e v face. >> located the suspect who was still armed.
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i think we saved lives today. >> even so, when it was all over, four people were dead, including the shooter. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze. people inside the ups building say the >> at 17th and bruno street, the eye team has learned the gunman was jimmy lam of san francisco. >> he shot five people, three of them died. two were taken to the hospital. police recovered two weapons at the scene. >> abc7 news reporter vic lee has been there all day since the beginning. he begins our live team coverage tonight. vic? >> reporter: we are at utah and mariposa, about a block, block and a half from the ups building which is right behind me. police held their last briefing here for the day about an hour and a half ago. assistant chief tony chaplain said the shooting victims were found inside and outside the ups building. and although police won't confirm this, sources


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