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and good morning, america. first pitch at that congressional baseball game will be tonight. let's take a live look at nationals park. that's where the lawmakers have promised the game will go on, playing in honor of the victims of yesterday's shooting and robin will speak to one of the congressional staffers shot in a moment. >> you also sat down with gabby giffords. >> yes. >> as well. >> of course, she was the last one, the last victim of congressional violence, the former congresswoman from arizona, and she and her husband have a great message of unity for both sides of the aisle. >> new developments overnight. what we know, the gunman has been identified as 66-year-old james hodgkinson from illinois. he was shot and killed by police. and authorities are now poring over his social media accounts filled with posts attacking president trump and republicans including congressman steve scalise. scalise, a republican from louisiana is one of six people injured in wednesday's ambush. he remains in critical condition. >> last night as we told you president trump and the first lady visited scalise at the hospital.
the president tweeted that scalise is very tough, is in very tough shape, but he is a real fighter. >> he is that. we have team coverage this morning. amy on the scene in alexandria, virginia, with new details about those terrifying moments on the field. good morning, amy. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. you know, it was almost this exact time of day yesterday when in a matter of moments this field here behind me went from a group of congressmen who were gearing up practicing for their big game tonight to an unthinkable, horrifying scene. [ gunfire ] shots ringing out on what was a quiet morning at the ball field. the team practicing early. at least 20 republican congressmen preparing for their annual charity baseball game against the democrats. >> i thought it was a construction site dropping a very large piece of metal, and then the next thing i heard was run, he has got a gun. >> reporter: the lone gunman sending a bullet into the left hip of louisiana congressman and
republican house majority whip, steve scalise. the bullet crossing scalise's pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding. the congressman undergoing surgery immediately. this morning, he is in critical condition and will need additional operations. >> shots being fired and there are people running, possibly victims involved. >> reporter: the gunman, 66-year-old james t. hodgkinson beginning his rampage behind a fence between home plate and the third base dugout. scalise shot while playing second base, team members taking cover in the first base dugout. >> i poked my head up behind the fence but he still had a line of fire into the dugout. >> reporter: you saw him right before he took that initial first shot. >> i imagine i saw him just before he shot scalise, but i had turned by that point because i heard get in the dugout. >> reporter: marty lavor, a photographer watched it all unfold. what was the point at which you realized, someone was shooting at us?
>> i saw scalise on the ground but i heard it. a weapon that goes, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. >> get down. >> reporter: scalise's security detail quickly jumping in. exchanging fire with the shooter. >> we got one in custody. we need medics, total of five down. >> reporter: by 7:14 the gunman is dead and the scene scattered with abandoned equipment and left bullet ridden. at least one shattering the window of this nearby ymca. >> we were sitting ducks. i mean, we had no -- we had nothing to fight back with but bats. >> reporter: the team's manager representative joe barton, was at practice with his two sons, including 10-year-old jack. >> he had 25 dads. everybody out there was looking out for him. >> reporter: the gunman shooting four people with two others hurt with secondary injuries including the two capitol police officers now hailed as heroes. >> without them there, this would have been a massacre of major proportions of innocent men, women and children at a
park that's peaceful at 6:30 in the morning when we go out there. >> reporter: capitol hill photographer marty lavor told us several times when we talked to him last night, how grateful he was for those brave police officers here on this field protecting the lives of all the men out here but he stressed to us he isn't just grateful for what they did yesterday but what they do every single day, putting their lives on the line for others. robin. >> all right, amy, thank you very much. and joining us now from washington are congressmen roger williams of texas who is a coach of the gop baseball team and his aide, zack barth, who was wounded by the shooter. so good to see both of you. zack, let me begin with you. you were shot in the leg so how are you feeling this morning, zack? >> you know, i'm okay. the leg, the leg is going to be okay. the bullet went clean through and i'm, you know, honestly i'm blessed to be alive. it was a very scary moment but
without, you know, agents bailey and griner it would have been much worse, and so we're so blessed to have them on our team and the rest of capitol police. >> you are so right about that, young man. congressman williams, when did you know that something was happening? where were you on the field when the shooting began? >> i hit the first ground ball to steve and all of a sudden we heard this pow and i originally thought like many that it was a car that might have backfired but then they started coming at a rapid pace and i did what i don't know why i did it, but i went and ran into the dugout which is in the ground about six feet. i literally dove into the dugout and a lot of my colleagues were there, and it wasn't but about a short period of time that zack came in from the outfield and he jumped in there and we ended up holding each other along with flake and mo brooks and i think it was mo brooks that took his
belt off and gave it to flake and myself to help us put zack put a tourniquet on his leg to slow the blood flow down on his leg. it was that moment and i also want to say that without the capitol police we probably would not be here today. they did an unbelievable job and that thin blue line worked, and i think that people across our country need to know how important they were and i think we owe everything to them. >> absolutely, sir. i'm glad that you said that. zack, how were you able to make it from the outfield, having been shot? >> well, so i was in center field just shagging fly balls whenever the shooting began. i ran to right field and just hit the deck and at that point the shooter turned his rifle on me and everything around me just started to pop. then i felt the bullet hit my leg. i decided that wasn't the place i needed to be. i was just a sitting duck out there. so i made a run down the right field line. third base line rather and ran into the dugout literally
running for my life and at that point it was just all adrenaline. my fight or flight reflex just took me down. >> everyone in there was doing their best to help you and to stop the bleeding as congressman williams just said, but i know that congressman brooks said that he told you, you know, you have been shot, and zack, did you really respond, it's not a big deal? >> you know, in the moment, i was thinking mainly about just staying alive, just keep everybody's heads down and my -- clearly i was able to run on it so in the moment i thought it must not been that bad, but that i was able to just kind of get down there, but i was really just trying to stay alive. i wasn't really thinking about the severity of my injuries at that moment. >> the response from the nation has been overwhelming, and i know that the game is going to go on and representative williams, just tell people why that is so important.
>> well, i think it's important, speaker ryan called myself and joe barton and our colleague congressman doyle on the democratic side to see if we thought we should play, and we all agreed we should for a lot of reasons. if we don't play the game, it's for charity, if we don't play the game that's been played 100 years we let these people that want to change the way we live in this country forever and we're not going to allow that to happen. we said yesterday, when america gets punched, america punches back, and we take days on, not off and this event goes to charity. i'm hoping that we'll have 50,000 people in the stands, so we need to play this game and it's the game of america. it's bipartisan. we're looking forward to playing it. and it's the right thing to do. >> well said, sir. well said. gentlemen, thank you both very, very much, and we wish you all the best going forward. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. and that place is going to be packed for that game. i love zack. not a big deal. >> again, he said that and
adrenaline was flowing like that. i mean, to be shot but the reaction from everyone in the dugout to help in any way possible. >> save that little boy, as well. we are learning more about the shooter. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross here with new details. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. the picture emerging is that of a 66-year-old man whose life was marked by failure and personal tragedy. outraged by the election of president trump and a republican congress. as federal agents rushed to his home in belleville, illinois, his neighbors say he was angry and vented about politics as his life fell apart appearing on the local fox affiliate in st. louis. >> 99% are getting pushed around and the 1% are just not giving a damn. >> reporter: in last year's election, hodgkinson actively supported bernie sanders, serving as a volunteer in the iowa primary, to the
senator's disgust. >> i am sickened by this despicable act. >> reporter: authorities till don't know what triggered his rampage at the baseball field. two years ago on his facebook page, hodgkinson commented on an editorial cartoon critical of congressman steve scalise. here's a republican that should lose his job. then on march 22nd this year hodgkinson wrote, trump is a traitor. trump has destroyed our democracy. it's time to destroy trump and company. two days later, neighbors called police to say hodgkinson had fired off 50 shots into the air near his home. >> that's when we brought the little kids in and called the sheriff. >> reporter: the sheriff's report says no charges were brought. hodgkinson's gun was not seized because, they said, he had a valid illinois firearm owners i.d. card. >> he said he would quit shooting and that he would actually take his gun to a gun range where it was safer. >> reporter: just a few days later, hodgkinson left for washington, living out of his truck, showering in the morning
at the ymca in alexandria, just across the street from the baseball field. >> i could see things, you know, that was very visible that looked like he was living out of his gym bag as opposed to just clothes for the day. >> reporter: he was a regular at the pork barrel barbecue in alexandria remembered by bartenders as a creepy guy who spent long days drinking beer and watching golf on television. >> he was pretty short and not exactly a warm, you know, person. >> reporter: his wife told abc news she thought he was about to come home this week, where reminders of his failed life awaited. his business had gone under and was cut off by city business after strange behavior. >> going into the office, rifling through the desk and then becoming loud and vocal and having to be told to leave. >> this morning the fbi still has a lot of questions about this crazed shooter. his motives, his weapons, his associates.
asking anyone who knew him or even came across him to contact the fbi. george. >> okay, brian, thanks. let's get more on this now from our justice correspondent, pierre thomas, and former fbi special agent brad garrett. welcome to you both. authorities doing a lot to track down his weapons. >> reporter: yeah, george, good morning, because hodgkinson apparently had no felony convictions he bought the weapons recovered in the shooting legally in illinois. sources tell us the primary weapon used in this shooting was sks assault-style rifle. police recovered a smith & wesson 9 millimeter pistol. the suspect also owned a shotgun. he apparently obtained a permit to carry a concealed weapon in the last two months. >> and brad, the profile of hodgkinson, filling in pretty quickly. >> exactly, george, a guy basically going downhill that everything is not working in life and what happens is when that happens, people then tend to externalize their anger that turns to rage, and then they can
justify in their own mind to go harm the people they perceive caused them their grief. >> and a lot of these angry political posts are directed at president trump directed at steve scalise, directed at republicans, generally. but no threats in there so was there anything the fbi, secret service, anyone could have done ahead of time to stop this? >> i don't think so, george. i mean it's -- the first amendment is going to carry him through. if he made specific threats he was going to actually harm the president or somebody in congress or anyone, then perhaps someone could have moved on him but short of that, you can pretty much say what you want to say. >> and, pierre, a lot of questions now about congressional security. we know because steve scalise was a member of the leadership he had a security detail there and they made a huge difference yesterday, but now questions again about what rank and file members need. >> reporter: yeah, one thing we heard from the congressman yesterday is that it's typically only the leadership that gets a security detail when outside the grounds of the capitol.
some say if it had not been for that it would have been much worse. i think we'll see congressmen expanding security when congregating outside capitol hill. leaders in the group are not. clearly they're a target in this region where we have seen a series of unstable people showing up to to either the capitol or the white house, doing everything from committing suicide or pulling out weapons, george. >> big problem, pierre, brad, thanks very much. thank you, george, and we'll go more know on the baseball game. and as you heard, it's an annual event to raise money for charity. pitting republicans against democrats, all for a good cause and tonight, the game will go on. let's go to abc's mary bruce at nationals park and, mary, we're seeing a real show of unity from members of both parties. >> reporter: michael, good morning. well, across this city, a bipartisan show of force. calls for unity and calls to tone down the divisive rhetoric. lawmakers i've talked with, many republicans on that field, say that this is their breaking point. that the vitriol has to change and tonight right here a show of unity at nationals park.
the congressional baseball game is a go. democrats and republicans hope that by still playing they can send a clear message that americans do not back down from fear. now many we have talked with say that this is a washington tradition. this is a charity game and they feel that this will be a chance for lawmakers here to put aside those differences and tonight, an opportunity to honor the wounded, and also pay tribute to those heroes. michael, these stands are going to be packed tonight. >> we learned that both teams will wear special uniforms? >> reporter: yeah, both teams will be wearing jerseys from the louisiana state university, of course, in honor of louisiana congressman steve scalise and his beloved school. michael. >> all right, thank you, mary. okay, we move on to that major new development in the russia investigation. special counsel robert mueller now investigating president trump for possible obstruction of justice. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has all the latest on that. good morning, cecilia. it has caught the eye of the president already. >> reporter: yeah, george, the white house said they wouldn't
be talking about the special counsel, but the president himself is tweeting about it this morning. take a look. this is in reference to that "washington post" story. here's what he tweeted. they made up a phony collusion with the russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. nice. so, the focus of the investigation had been the president's aides and their dealings with the russians but as you said, "the washington post" is now saying that special counsel robert mueller is looking into the president himself for possible obstruction of justice. former fbi director james comey just last week had testified that he told the president he was not under investigation. it seems that that changed right after comey was fired, but george, a key question right now. did the president ask comey or others to back off of that russian investigation? >> yeah, this is going to become more than a he said/he said case and comey will interview several individuals including the director of national intelligence, the director of the national security agency. >> reporter: it looks like
they're focused on dan coats and whether the president asked him also to intervene and get the investigation to back off of the issue of russia and former director of national -- the national security adviser mike flynn. they call this a leak that's outrageous and illegal, george. >> we'll go to ginger, lots of severe weather from the great lakes to texas. good morning, ginger. good morning to you, robin. one of six reported tornadoes. you can see the image in angelica, wisconsin, east of angelica in pulaski this is the damage we saw. from likely the tornado. we'll get all the confirmation. hail in odessa and severe threat today, two pockets. one in the plains, including wichita, and one here in the mid south off of the boundary. now time for your affordable cities brought to you by sprint.
i'm abc7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather 7-day forecast. it's sunny from the coast to the bay and inland. 74, mild degrees in san francisco today. 84 in san jose. 78 in oakland. 88 in napa and fairfield, antioch and concord, going up to 90 degrees. accuweather 7-day forecast, the heat increases on friday an down right hot over the weekend. especially father's day on sunday and that intense heat. look at that. it's going to continue monday, coming up, the congressmen on that baseball field will join us live. how one of them helped steve scalise in those crucial moments. and new details about that deadly london high-rise fire. the baby miraculously caught dropped nearly ten stories to
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capitol. and both parties are vowing to play in that baseball game tonight at nationals park. it is still taking place after that terrifying shooting and members of congress, they're defiant. they are determined to play and the game is for charity and it dates back to 1909. it is a tradition and the game will go on, they will not be stopped. >> yeah, a huge crowd there. rightfully so. also right now we are learning that president trump will not be attending the game tonight due to security concerns. and there are new developments in the russia investigation, special counsel robert mueller is reportedly investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice. this is according to "the washington post." also this morning, the jury in the bill cosby trial still deliberating. revisiting key evidence as they try to decide his guilt or innocence with sexual assault. they have been deliberating since monday. and dennis rodman making headlines in north korea.
he met with the supports minister and gave him a copy of president trump's book "the art of the deal." >> okay. we're going to get more now on yesterday's shooting. calls for unity after so much heightened political tension across the country. back to amy in alexandria for more on that. good morning, amy. >> reporter: george, good morning to you and it was a tragedy here yesterday, what happened on so many levels because the congressmen practicing on this field behind me were gearing up for that annual game where republicans and democrats come together to raise money for charity. now, many people are asking everyone in this country to channel that same spirit of unity. in the midst of a fierce political climate -- >> i've never seen hatred like this. to me they're not even people. >> reporter: and the differences between the two parties seeming bigger than ever. >> i believe the american people have had it with stonewalling.
>> i am not stonewalling. i am following the historic policies of the department of justice. >> reporter: experts are examining how angry discourse could be the spark plug for violence. >> the anger in our political rhetoric is something that's unprecedented and what elected officials need to understand is that their words can influence people who are predisposed to violence to conduct violent attacks. >> reporter: but in the wake of wednesday's shooting of republican representatives at a baseball practice, that rhetoric could be changing. >> we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good. >> reporter: in a joint press conference announcing the congressional baseball game will go on as scheduled, leaders on both sides of the aisle made it clear they want to work together to change the mood of the country. >> and when the leadership of this country is civil towards one another, maybe the public will start being civil towards one another too.
>> reporter: and this is a very important reminder for everyone. as investigators continue to do what they do here in alexandria to put the pieces of this puzzle together, we still don't know what exactly it was that caused the shooter to snap here yesterday. george. >> no, we don't. amy, thanks very much. joined by two congressmen would witnessed the shooting at the practice yesterday. mo brooks of alabama and brad wenstrup of ohio. thank you for coming. congressman brooks, we'll begin with you. you were on the field taking batting practice at the time. just tell us what happened. >> well, i was on the third base side of home plate swinging two or three bats warping up getting ready to bat after congressman rodney davis, he was actually hitting and i heard this loud explosion, i turn around -- first i thought it was a car backfire or something like that and see a barrel of a gun that is 60, 70 feet probably perpendicular from third base just past the third base dugout sticking through or right up
to -- next to the chain link fence that surrounded the field and upon closer inspection, i saw the whole gun and then i saw the shooter. he was headed -- he was aiming towards shortstop, second base, right field direction, perpendicular onto the field from the plane of the chain link fence then it occurred to me if i can see him if he turns his view 30 degrees to the right i'm only about 50, 60 feet away. no cover standing right open and all i had to defend myself with was a baseball bat which isn't going to do well against a rifle. >> congressman wenstrup, you're a battlefield surgeon in iraq and were able to get to congressman scalise relatively quickly and help treat him. tell us exactly what you did. >> well, once they had the shooter down, i took off from my position. i was down along the right field line near the batting cages and ran out with a few other members including congressman brooks and
started to assess his wound. i could tell he was hit in the hip and we took it down. i found the entry wound but i couldn't find an exit wound which had me greatly concerned but started putting pressure on the area, borrowed someone's belt to put even more pressure and then made sure that steve was okay, tried to get him hydration, he was able to drink. i was checking his consciousness, asked him to count to five. he was able to do that. but although it looked like we had the bleeding under control, externally i was very concerned about what was taking place internally especially without finding an exit wound. >> what do you know about his condition now? >> well, mostly what i've heard and what i understand with this type of injury from experience, he's going to need what we call damage control. you want to stabilize him, find out where the bleeding is coming from. you know, ultimately at some point you may need a vascular surgeon to repair vascular damage and orthopedic surgeon to repair bone damage and general surgeon if there's internal damage especially to organs so it's a matter of getting things
under control making sure he's getting blood there really has not been a statement come out of hospital although i've been in touch with people and they're continuing to work on steve in what i consider to be a normal fashion for his injuries. >> that's good to hear and congressman brooks, you know, the game is going to go on tonight, a sign of resolve and unity in the wake of this. a lot of calls for unity and a spirit of family in the congressional chamber yesterday but there was after gabby giffords was shot, as well. how do you keep it alive this time? >> well, we're going to do the best we can. you know, it's a very challenging circumstance. we have some heated public policy issues, particularly with respect to health care but on a wider front than that and rather than follow up on that question, if you don't mind i want everybody to know how thankful i was to have brad wenstrup there, i helped put a little bit of pressure on the wound but having a physician there on the field with us was extremely important and the comfort he gave to steve
scalise telling him everything was going to be okay, those assurances i could not have given those so having brad there, a physician from cincinnati, ohio, area, that was a great relief and comfort to not only steve scalise but also to the rest of us who were trying to help steve as best we could. >> thank goodness for them and the capitol police as well. gentlemen, thank you both very much. >> michael. >> thank you, george. all right, thank you, george. as you said there were calls for unity and those calls are growing. take a look at this picture, an example of unity, just moments after the democrats' baseball team learned about the shooting they huddled together to pray. last night joe barton who was at the republicans' practice with his two sons were invited to a dinner held by the democrats team last night and we're told they were greeted with cheers and a standing ovation and barton says that he and his sons, they were honored to be there. >> he said he had 25 dads in that dugout. >> he did. >> special moment. for more breaking news and
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back now with new details about that tragic fire in london. stories of survival emerging as authorities investigate what sparked the blaze and abc's james longman is on the scene in london with more. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yes, the queen has offered her condolences this morning and the prime minister theresa may has been to visit the site. the death toll currently stands at 17 but we're told that is likely to rise significantly. >> let me out! >> reporter: this morning new video from inside that massive inferno in the heart of london. >> we're stuck on the 25th
floor. hello. there's too many people stuck upstairs. >> reporter: this as we're learning more tales of desperate attempts for survival. witnesses saying a baby fell nearly ten stories to safety. miraculously caught by a bystander nearby. >> a lady appeared at the window. from what she was saying i'm about to throw my baby, please catch the baby. >> this was an unprecedented fire in terms of scale, speed and spread. >> reporter: this morning, firefighters are still battling hot spots of the fire using drones to see inside parts of the building they can't gain access to. >> we're using drones to be able to create access and visibility to certain parts of the building to be able to assess the integrity of the building. >> reporter: adele, one of the celebrities who came to lend support to the victims. twitter users sharing pictures of the star who appears to be wiping her eye.
the cause of the fire unknown but some residents say they complained about the building's safety for years. >> the grenfell tower underwent a major refurbishment program about 2 1/2 years ago and we will need to look much more closely at how much of that corresponds to the cause of today's fire. >> reporter: the management company saying we will cooperate fully with all the relevant authorities in order to ascertain the cause of this tragedy. firefighters have been inside the building but they can't do a comprehensive search until its integrity has been assured. there is a lot of anger here. residents asking how something like this could have happened. michael. >> all right, thank you, james. a lot of questions to be answered and we're joined now by cal fire battalion chief mike mohler in riverside california. chief mohler, thanks for joining us. if you live in a high-rise or apartment and the fire alarm goes off, what should you do? what is the first thing you
should do? >> well, good morning, michael. thank you for having us. first i want to say our hearts and our prayers are with the family and loved ones affected about that tragedy. if you are hear a alarm regardless of whether you see smoke, fire, you need to evacuate that building and do it every time that alarm should sound. >> what if you're trying to leave your apartment, the door is warm and smoke coming in under the door what is your next step then? >> next step is if you have smoke coming under your door, if you have heat is to put a towel at the base of that door to call 911 and let them know exactly where you are, your apartment number, how many people are with you so emergency officials know exactly where you are in that structure. >> and chief mohler, you say the number one mistake they make is they're unprepared for a fire. so how do you make an evacuation plan. what is the best way to do that? >> that's correct, preparation is what we call our prevention for citizens when they live in a high-rise so what you need to do
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is now chasing history herself. >> she plans to dangle from a helicopter above niagara falls and at times just by her teeth. yes that was the plan this morning and we saw it take place a short time ago breaking a record set by her husband. 300 feet above niagara falls. >> she's about to hang upside down. i believe we're going to go for the toe hang here. yeah. you see her right now. she's going to hang by her ankles hovering 300 feet above niagara falls. just an incredible sight here. >> she dangles from a hoop attached to a helicopter. her goal, to break her husband's
iron jaw record attempting to hold on using only her teeth. >> out here the view is incredible. you can see her hovering above the mist here and it has been a beautiful sight. there are hundreds of people out here captivated, their phones are out and they can't tier their eyes away. >> six years ago nick dangled from a trapeze attached to a helicopter 250 feet above a theme park setting a guinness world record and now his wife is trying to one-up him. on this day five years ago she made history tight roping across niagara falls. she can be spotted stretching and doing a series of aerial exercises and finally with her husband in the chopper she takes a bite and makes history.
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just because of debbie herself but all this memorabilia she's collected. you see that right there, that is a harp from the movies. wait until you see the gorgeous beds, carrie actually slept in that bed. you'll see all this coming up in a bit. a special tribute to her children too because that was her greatest accomplishment. first let's get into the weather. there's a serious heat setup coming your way in the southwest. there are excessive watches and warnings ahead of this heat. the worst of it will be sunday into monday. this will likely be a daily record-breaking heat and see some of that jet stream, that ridge setting up and this is how warm it will be on friday, 110, yuma. 109 in phoenix. watch these numbers soar into the 113, 115 range. some places in the desert easily 120 plus so big stuff coming your way. nature's bounty gives you all this.
with meteorologist drew tuma. >> good morning, natasha. really mild out there. seeing a lot of spots in the 60s like oakland, concord. 61 in san jose. 54 in san francisco. later on today, tons of sunshine. 78 that high in oakland. going to 84 in the south bay for san jose. 74 san francisco and warmest spot lake concord to 90 degrees. >> all right. we have a major problem in the east bay. so eastbound 80 a major sig alert. all lanes still blocked due to a crash just before gilman. traffic diverted to westbound 580 instead and you can see that backup is jammed all the way back to the maze and long delays there. check out northbound 880 to oakland. the off ramps are closed for the pa rid and the rally today and expect delays there, too. >> thank you. coming up, an exclusive interview of former congressman gabby giffords next. we'll have another abc7 news update and always on the free news app. join the whole team every weekday.
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congressmen targeted as they practiced. the new video that reveals the horrifying moments that top member of congress in critical condition at this hour. the president and first lady visited him overnight in the hospital as we learn new details about the shooter. the 66-year-old angry over the election and federal agents search his home. what set off his rampage? were warning signs missed? gabby and mark's message speaking out together overnight about the virginia shooting. gabby giffords saying she is so sad, calling the incident an attack on all who serve. their message for both sides of the aisle this morning. ♪ the beloved hollywood star who was singing in the rain. now debbie reynolds' incredible collection of hollywood treasures is revealed. the costumes from her biggest movies and the bed that belonged to marlon brando. her passion for hollywood history, your first look before it goes up for charity auction. ♪ good good get ready to laugh. jim gaffigan, ilana glazer, zoe kravitz, all here live and
they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] good morning, america. we hope you're well this thursday morning. great to have sara haines right here with us. >> thank you. good to be here. >> always good to have you here. former congresswoman, gabby giffords and her husband, mark kelly, speaking out about the virginia shooting, and they have a powerful message about bringing people together across party lines for once and for all. >> yes, and also this morning, we're learning more about the victims including representative steve scalise and his condition. >> he's still in critical condition. for all the latest back to amy on the scene in alexandria, virginia. good morning, amy. >> reporter: that's right. good morning, guys. overnight, we did learn more information about the condition of congressman scalise. doctors say he suffered serious internal injuries and requires even more surgery. right now, he is listed in critical condition. president trump visited his
bedside and said that congressman scalise is in very tough shape but called him a fighter. the president and first lady delivered flowers and visited with capitol police officer crystal griner who is recovering in the hospital as well. she's seen here in a photo playing basketball. another victim, lobbyist matt mika, is in critical condition shot in the chest. his family says he's passionate about baseball and was dedicated to the congressional game and as for the gunman here's what we know so far about james hodgkinson. neighbors back in illinois describe him as an angry man who fired shots outside his home alarming the neighborhood. he vented about republicans, calling president trump a traitor and posting on facebook that congressman scalise should lose his job. hodgkinson had recently moved to northern virginia after losing his home inspection business and reportedly lived out of a van often visiting a bar where people described him as creepy. officials say because he apparently had no felony convictions, he was able to buy his guns legally back in illinois. and just a few moments ago here
on "gma" congressman brad wenstrup described the shooter's rifle running out of ammo and emerging again to the scene with a handgun. that's when capitol police were able to take him out, but this has reignited a debate on just how much security members of capitol hill should actually have. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle reporting that they have increased threats now and expect more to come. george. >> okay. thanks very much, amy. >> and we are going to go to our congressional correspondent, mary bruce at nationals park where that charity baseball game will kick off tonight as planned. good morning again, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, both democrats and republicans here tonight will be wearing special jerseys in a show of unity and to pay tribute to congressman scalise. they will be honoring those heroic capitol police officers and both praising their quick response for preventing what they say could have been a massacre. earlier here on "gma," congressman roger williams, one of the coaches for the republican team, said there was
no doubt this game must be played tonight. >> if we don't play this game that's been played 100 years then we let these people that want to change the way we live in this country forever and we're not going to allow that to happen. as i said yesterday when america gets punched, america punches back. we take days on in america, not off, and this will be a great event and goes to charity, and i'm hoping we'll have 50,000 people in the stands so we need to play this game and it's the game of america. it's bipartisan. we're looking forward to playing it. it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: now, robin, last night the two teams sharing a pregame dinner together. perhaps starting a new tradition. the two parties actually enjoying each other's company so much that some members said they might be a little sluggish out here on the field tonight, robin. >> they're all going to have the same uniform, lsu for steve scalise. yes, thank you so much, mary. coming up, my exclusive interview with former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly in the wake of that shooting. their message of hope and resilience.
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we're back now with more on the congressional baseball shooting. i had the honor to sit down exclusively with former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords who as you know, was seriously wounded in a mass shooting in 2011. thankfully, she has made a remarkable recovery but she still has difficulty speaking at times. i sat down with her and her husband mark kelly to hear their inspirational message of support and strength. you both expressed your concerns in a very powerful statement saying, it's not about being a republican, not about being a democrat. you said, this shooting is an attack on all who serve and on all who participate in our democracy. what was your initial reaction when you heard about the shooting? >> i'm so sad. so sad. >> i think it's also an attack on democracy. >> yeah. >> just like in january, 2011 and at the safeway grocery
store, i mean that was an attack on democracy as well. >> that attack was the assassination attempt six years ago that left gabby giffords with a severe brain injury. today she along with her husband mark kelly have become passionate advocates for better gun control legislation. >> stopping gun violence takes courage. i've seen great courage when my life was on the line. >> you travel the country and it's kind of like, wow, people are on this side and that side and trying to bring people together. what is your message? what is your thought on how we can bridge this divide in the country? >> try to understand the people on the other side. gabby was a democrat who served in a republican district and she knows a lot about moderation and working across party lines. >> now is the time to come together, be responsible. democrats, republicans everyone. >> and it's a challenging time for our country. i don't have to tell you there's been rhetoric on both sides of the aisle.
>> yes. >> there's been this feeling of a great divide in our country and some republicans who are pointing to the heated rhetoric that's been directed toward president trump as one of the factors in the shooting. gabby, what can we do to bring this country together? >> democrats, republicans. >> they need to work together. >> work together. >> you know, understanding that we're all in this together and that we, you know, we need to kind of join together to solve our nation's problems. >> remember, 2011, that was the last time that we had a shooting like we did yesterday and the way that they have been so vocal, both of them, in getting the word out and to everyone is just hoping once -- can we just put aside differences and know that there are differences in philosophy and things like that but the heated rhetoric. >> yeah, even if we have differences it's the way you talk about and the way you talk about the people you disagree with.
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[ cheers and applause ] you guys are -- i'm telling you, we come up here. whoo. like you said there in the front row. just a boost of adrenaline. bless your hearts being here. we are glad to be back. you know what, your reward is "pop news" with sara haines. >> that's all you guys get? it is time now for "pop news." ben stiller is gearing up for a "dodgeball" rematch. he's proving the motto from the original 2004 movie if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball isn't the best game plan. watch this. >> would you please ball me. hey, justin, catch.
>> ooh. baby goes to sleep. oh, night-night. >> he fell down on the ground because he got hit in the face with a wrench. >> you know that hurt, but it still made me laugh a lot. >> we're not supposed to laugh at that. >> you're not supposed to but there's something that gets you every time. >> how could you not? >> it's impossible. >> i'd like to see the person that doesn't laugh at that. the campaign features past teammates including vince vaughn justin long and christine taylor. fans get a chance to win a dodgeball game with them while helping the stiller foundation. nothing better than a celebrity hitting you in the face. >> when we first had this we did a dodgeball game out here, charlie and diane, they were going at it. it was something. >> we used to get -- you had to sit out if you did that. >> if you're such a good aim, i mean, just throwing it. get hit in the face -- that's kind of on you.
>> i'm not suggesting we have one. >> you know, hall of famer throws a ball at your face, i kind of feel honored. up next, reese witherspoon is going "home again." that's the name of her new comedy, playing alice kinney newly separated mother of two opening her home to three aspiring filmmakers when her ex-husband shows up suitcase in hand. the upcoming movie stars michael sheen, candice bergen, and nat wolff. "home again" debuts september 8th. watch the extended trailer exclusively on our website and "gma" facebook page. anything reese witherspoon, i'm in. and this is the one we've been waiting for, robin. finally, our friend jarrius "j.j." robertson where he signed on to the official new orleans saints hype man and social media master. now the 15-year-old sports fan is being honored with the jimmy v. perseverance award at the espys. take a look at his special preshow acceptance speech. >> hello, i'm a friend of "good
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helping because tory's deals are so big. >> worth crashing. go on. >> these are savings for summer travel, tory. >> you got it. >> what do you have? >> first up, this luggage, a reason this is a "shark tank" favorite. all of these are foldable and do sort of special things. the garment bag -- this one, the garment bag turns into this duffel. this tiny thing right here you could stuff in your bag turns into this cross body. this is, like, 20 bucks. a tech bag, one of my favorites is this one, see this little tiny one right here? >> yep. >> that little tiny one right there opens up to this. >> to that. >> and to this. so when you go on your trip and you don't buy a lot of stuff. >> don't buy stuff. >> exactly. you start with that and end with that or start with that because you're going somewhere to bring people lots of gifts and go home with that. this one, $45. so i want to tell you the deal on all of them. >> what's the deal? >> all of the pieces depending what you choose and collections online. these range $40 to $480, and $480 is obviously for a big collection. everything slashed in half. $20 to $240.
>> amazing. >> super easy. >> her face was like this. >> she's ready. she's ready. >> what is up next? >> personal organizers. i'll give sara this. so take a look at this. this one little -- this one organizer, look how many compartments in it. this is all about staying organized. that's what -- >> like the russian dolls. >> exactly. so when you go on a trip and you bring jewelry and you get there -- >> i need more jewelry. >> kind of like that, you go on a trip and buy more clothe. got to buy more jewelry. >> person makes phenomenal accessory, oprah magazine favorite. all their pieces, all -- new patterns including more than you see here. normally $24 to $138. all slashed in half today. sorry. starting at $12 to $69. >> $12 to $69. >> okay. vim & vigr. i got one -- >> oh. >> these are special socks.
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from abc7 mornings. we have been up early watching people before sun rise grabbing the best spots to see today's warriors parade and rally in oakland. as you can see, folks claiming the front row seats at the parade's starting point along broadway and starts at 10:00 this morning and other folks have been arriving where the parade ends at the kaiser convention center next to lake merritt. some people spending the night to be in front. alexis, this is going to be interesting today. >> oh boy, yeah. getting word that bart that a lot of parking lots are filling up, many locations fill this morning. you can park for free at the coliseum. keep that in mind. we had a sig alert eastbound 80 before gilman street. down to right two lanes blocked. jammed beyond the maze at this point and pretty significant backup there northbound 880 to oakland. reggie? >> getting close. an hour and a half until the
welcome back to "gma," everybody. we have a great audience here as you can hear everybody clapping. [ applause ] and they are here just in time for father's day, and one of our favorite funny dads, well, he is joining us right now. he has three of the top five comedy albums on itunes right now. his latest is called "cinco: the album." please welcome jim gaffigan. ♪ welcome to my house [ applause ] >> be careful. be careful. >> whoa. good to see you. >> what's happening? >> how are you? >> how are you? >> how are you? >> that was a different entrance. we haven't had that one before. >> it's very exciting. the album is out. it's a perfect father's day gift -- >> you walked right into it. >> the producer told me to be really filthy.
what does that mean? >> morning tv loves that. >> oh, yes, yes. be really filthy. >> father's day is this weekend. the album is out. you have five kids. >> i have five kids. >> what are they going to do for you for father's day? any idea? >> hopefully they're going to leave me alone. that's what i would like, right? i would love a nap and some food and to imagine my life without children. [ laughter ] there's too many of them. >> it's going to be tough for them to top what they did for mother's day. a quick look at the video. ♪ ten fishes this isn't the same man gazed on this guy as he crawled up to the main land ♪ ♪ tell us about the land but don't forget whence you came ♪ ♪ and the world's gonna know your name ♪ what's your name, man ♪ ♪ salamander hamilton >> unbelievable. >> so talented. >> unbelievable. >> tend to follow you on
instagram and you tend to kind of line them up according to height. is that something -- >> i just line them up. that's how i keep track of them. i don't know their names. but i should point out that video, that salamander hamilton, my brother-in-law patrick organized that whole thing, and he's brilliant but, no, there's a lot of kids and, you know, frankly, there's too many of them. >> no. >> what am i going to do now? they don't come with free return shipping. you know? amazon doesn't have that yet. >> five kids, this is your fifth comedy album. do they even know what an album is? >> i think they do. i make them -- i make them promote it for me. but -- >> doing a good job. >> they're doing all right but, yeah, no, they understand. we travel. we tour during the summer and i'll bring them along in all of them? >> all of them? >> i bring all of them along. sometimes -- last summer it was in a tour bus and it's chaos but they love it. you know, they think it's
camping. my wife -- thinks it's hell. >> all of them, i hope so. >> home alone. >> dad at work, we didn't all go. one at a time. as much as dad could handle. >> you have a special out too. we'll take a look at a clip from the special. >> i do like being married to a strong decisive woman but you know what i'm in charge of the remote control. that's where i draw the line. i'm in charge of the remote because i'm the man, all right. she picks all the shows we watch but i get to hold the remote. [ laughter ] >> everyone is home. your wife also directs the special, appears in it as well. so no real separation. >> no, and the amazing thing is we write everything together. we're the parents of five kids and we've never had an argument. >> that's a lie. >> no. >> we've never disagreed on anything. [ laughter ] it's only been perfection.
no, it's amazing. i mean we both have -- we met and we started working together. she was kind of coaching me in acting and then it turned into writing together but, yeah, we only know that kind of doing everything together. >> so you hit on your teacher kind of? >> that's right. very much so. >> just wanted to be honest about what went on. did you ever think about quitting stand-up to be a stay-at-home dad? >> well, you know, i tell you, my wife had this health scare so it entered my mind that, you know, i would, you know, have to retire and be a very mediocre dad but, yeah, it's a scary thought. but, you know, luckily i'm married to wonder woman so -- >> yeah. [ applause ] how is she doing? >> she's good. she's good. it was very scary. she had a brain tumor, believe it or not. and it was removed and the tumor is gone. everything is fine, the tumor is is gone along with my ability to ever win another argument.
>> glad she's doing well. >> you've been taking on serious acting roles lately like in "chuck." >> that was really a blast. i mean i love acting. it's just the process of getting acting jobs. the auditioning is just brutal. it's just -- it's like i describe it -- it's like stripping but you don't get the dollars. you know. it's brutal. you know. it's amazing. but i do love it. it's fun. you know, i love stand-up and acting. i mean you, of course, have 15 careers. i don't know what -- >> and actual stripping. have you seen his -- >> is there anything he can't do? >> they were fake dollars. that was the problem. ♪ money money money >> well, you know what, man, three albums in the top five. congratulations on your success. five kids, beautiful family. >> thank you. >> you're a funny man on top of all this. thank you for coming on. >> thanks, guy.
>> brighten up our morning. >> there it is. "cinco: the album." it is out now. it is out now. make sure you go and get it. ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. visit your volvo dealer to take advantage of our midsommar sales event offer.
we took you inside her daughter carrie fisher's house tuesday and now, ginger, you're taking us to her mother's home, full of great items about to hit the auction block, and some are for a good cause. >> todd fisher, debbie's son, invited us into her home to see the spectacular collection of hollywood memorabilia and told us his mom adored her fans and she would want us to be in there and for all of us to have access. ♪ singin' in the rain >> reporter: debbie reynolds was a film legend with an unmatched passion for hollywood history. she lived right next door to her daughter, carrie fisher. herself, a big collector of memorabilia including so many rarely seen items from "star wars." so we're just leaving what you can see right there carrie fisher's home and just 100 feet or so on the same property down this hill, debbie reynolds' house. ♪ and what a home it is. debbie's son, todd, inviting us in stuffed with memories of so
many hollywood legends from the golden era of tinseltown many of them her close friends. >> frank sinatra, katharine hepburn. greer garson and all of these photographs are inscribed to her which is amazing. >> reporter: debbie is credited for wanting to save the history of hollywood for future generations. >> she was passionate about preserving that history. she knew it was important. she just could not understand why the rest of the industry didn't think so. >> reporter: she started her collection in 1970 at mgm studio auction and over four decades brought together tens of millions of dollars worth of treasures. >> this is my mother's costume from "singin' in the rain." this is the birthday cake that she pops out of. all i do is dream of you, you know, they do that cute little charleston dance number. ♪ ♪ dreaming of you >> reporter: and now some of her personal possessions including another "singin' in the rain" dress she wore with gene kelly are up for auction with some proceeds going to charity.
>> we have a lot of her jewelry, you know, things she wore, we have a lot of these things are photo i.d.'d from specific things she would go to, award shows. >> the jewelry, it shows a lot of personality. but these were things that most of us were able to see on her. >> reporter: remember the ornate bed from "desiree" -- >> carrie slept in it for about three years of her life. this was bendy -- debbie's bed. >> reporter: but debbie's ultimate treasure, her kids. carrie and todd's booties preserved in bronze next to her lifetime achievement academy award. >> what's cool about my mother's life. it was a life well lived. and she lived and did everything that she ever dreamed of. >> and todd loves his mother and sister so, so much. the auction takes place in september as we mentioned some of the proceeds will be going to two charities, one of them
chosen by billie lourd, carrie's i'm abc7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. 78 in oakland today. 74 san francisco. 84 san jose and 90 inland. accuweather 7-day forecast heat increases over the weekend and continues i was just saying, that was all brought to you by state farm. michael, we got to head over to you. thank you, ginger. we are here now with zoe kravitz and ilana glazer, yes. two actresses who are getting a lot of laughs in their new movie "rough night" about a bachelorette party gone wrong. take a look. >> any brand is fine. >> what's on your face? >> detoxifying mask. we need a burner phone.
okay? here's some cash. >> again, a burner phone. and you can find that behind the counter. >> we heard you. >> inside. >> you baby boomers are so demanding. [ applause ] >> baby boomers. thanks for joining me. >> thank you. >> what a great cast. i mean kate mckinnon and jillian bell both here yesterday on the show, and they said that behind the scenes there was so much bonding and so much singing behind the scenes. were you involved in a lot of that? >> oh, yeah. >> we joined in. >> we joined in. it was like -- it was sort of get our energy back up and also at the end of the night it was to make it so we wouldn't fall asleep. it was always for energy. >> they gave us a simple of their singing skills. you want to follow that up with your own? >> you do come on. >> that's not even singing. we do a chant, come on. uh-huh, come on. let's go. come on. yep. come on. >> that's our new "gma" theme song right there. we're onto something. >> it really helps, doesn't it?
it sorts of wakes you up. >> it does and, ilana, you started your career in improv. during this movie u how mu-- ho were you able to improvise? >> there was so much plot that had to be done because so much crazy stuff is happening, so it was more like get the thing done in a scene then give it a little flourish. it was -- we would get it down then play, but it was mostly just this brilliant script. >> so just going with the script but every once in a while -- >> yeah. >> included some of that. >> flavor and color from us but also we had to like get a lot of business done. >> and you two, you hit it off on set so much so that your mother made something for zoe. >> oh, my god. >> made these amazing peanut butterballs that she had -- you brought them to set one day, zoe, you can have one. cool, i'm going to eat all of them and so she brought some to the premiere and i ate them during the movie. >> gluten-free and -- >> delicious. >> nothing makes friends like true.
food. moms know that and i heard you shot this in the hamptons but it wasn't like a five-star hampton retreat. but, zoe, you brought enough stuff to make it your own. >> that's right. >> tell us how you made the environment your home. >> i travel a lot so i think it's important to try and, you know, keep your environment cozy so i brought like i brought throw pillows and brought a speaker, i brought a light. >> tapestries, scarves. >> candles to throw over lamps. also lamps, i mean it was like zoe kravitz's den. unbelievable. >> i made the room sexy. >> as you should. you're going to be there for awhile and, ilana, you just got married recently. congratulations. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> but you did not -- beautiful picture of you and your husband. >> look at him. >> you did not have a bachelorette party. is that due in part to the plot of this movie? >> yeah, i was a little nervous after this movie. i was like, i think it would be safest just to focus on the wedding, get it done, and we can
party later, but "the bachelorette," this movie really freaked me out. >> if you did have one who would plan it for you? >> you're looking at her. >> zoe, if you had one, who would plan it for you? >> it's true. we're -- >> zoe is like such a vibe queen and she would set the vibe for my bachelorette. we really -- we have similar tastes in that so -- >> you both have similar tastes in making great, funny movies. >> thank you. >> yes and thank you both for come manager. >> thanks for having us. >> pleasure. >> of course, any time you want. come back for our theme song. "rough night" hits theaters tomorrow. make sure you check it out. and coming up,have a great summer activity you can do with your kids and some pain
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here is diy expert nicole sasha farb, inviting everyone to unplug in stores this saturday at michael's from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. stop by for just a canvas and have fun splatter painting for free. >> yes. >> okay. so the weather is great. parents want kids off their screens. >> this is a guaranteed way to do it. a color party and we'll get wild with splatter guns and paint. >> who doesn't love a party with a poncho? >> right? >> michael and ginger -- >> they're so ready. >> but first show me how to do had. this. >> you set up the stations first. your outdoor paint stations. this is a little hack. i have a tub from michael's and a pool noodle. that i sliced in half. there you go. come with me, sara. we're going to look at the paint. >> okay. >> so parents at home, this is
what we did. put half paint, half wear and then we've got these pumpers and you are going to fill them with paint just like this. >> okay. >> and then are you ready for a splash. splash? >> yes. >> okay, tip number three is push hard. ready. >> oh, my god. >> okay. this is amazing. you guys. let's do this. >> this is your station. you have your -- >> you guys are competing for the most paint on your canvases. >> what? >> whoo. >> it's slippery out here. host, are you ready to go. >> yes. >> one, two, three, go. [ cheers ] oh, michael is on it. michael is on it. there. push hard. push hard. [ cheers ] i'll help you out, sara. >> six, five, four, three, two, one. oh, my gosh.
we have a prize. >> wait. this is really nice. >> we have a prize. >> this is really good. >> where did michael go? >> i need an audience member. i had to hug her. >> you hugged someone in the audience with a paint gun? we have a jackson pollock and i think it's ginger. >> congratulations, gingerina. >> so much i'll cherish it. check it out michael's saturday from 1:00 to 3:00. and we will be right back. >> you come back. i'm running next time.
how would you like us to come to you and throw a summer block party for your friends and neighbors? and wait for it, performing live, dierks bentley. >> the biggest block party of the summer. >> go now to goodmorningamerica.com/block party to find out how to enter >> let's get this party started. >> presented by king's hawaiian. ♪ >> tell you what we've got our own block party right here. yeah. it was much safer being inside here as an audience member as opposed to being downstairs with you guys, michael. looked like you had a lot of fun. >> you are right, robin. this is my canvas.
mornings. drew, you have delivered today! >> yes. good morning, everybody. live look from sky7 up above oakland on the parade route. tons of sunshine. parade forecast looking great. 66 degrees by 10:00. and by 2:00, warm. 76 degrees so enjoy. accuweather 7-day forecast, we're heating it up through the week. look at father's day. we are hot and staying that way through the beginning of summer on tuesday. >> okay. things are looking much, much better now. eastbound 80 sig alert with all lanes blocked. everything cleared and things are starting to unwind. a pretty ugly drive time. northbound 880 between 238 and the maze. 1 hour 12 minutes. everybody trying to get to downtown oakland for the parade and rally. >> we see that. the celebration begins in less than an hour here on abc7 or the news app, facebook live or online abc7news.com.
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