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over there! >> our first look at the las vegas mass shooting from a police officer's body camera. and tonight the gunman's girlfriend arrived at l.a.x. police now call her a person of interest and want to question her. >> we anticipate some information here from her shortly. good evening. i'm kristen zee. ama daetz is on maternity leave. >> and i'm dan ashley. new tonight at 11:00, mourning the loss, honoring the memory. >> friends, relatives, even strangers gathered at a vigil tonight in novato for stacee etcheber, one of the 59 people killed in sunday's mass shooting. >> abc 7 news reporter cornell barnard was at the memory p. and certainly a very touching tribute. >> reporter: yeah, dan and kristen, a very moving vigil tonight here in novato. vinnie etcheber, husband, brought his kids to the vigil tonight. the family did not speak to the crowd, but the crowd definitely spoke to them. >> we want you to know that we love you. >> reporter: heavy hearts and words of comfort for san
francisco police officer vinnie etcheber and his young son and daughter, who are now without their mom. hundreds came to san ramon elementary school in novato to light candles for stacee etcheber, a role model parent with an amazing spirit. >> if stacee was here tonight we would hear her say hey, toots, i've got you, hold on. >> reporter: stacee and her husband were in las vegas for a concert which became a shooting massacre. vinnie ran to help victims and told stacee to run for cover. she was killed. >> i guarantee you his wife tried to help people out too. that's just who those two were. >> reporter: brother-in-law al etcheber says his family is grieving. his young niece and nephew still trying to understand. they have one question. >> the question was why? why did he shoot mommy? you know. and we didn't have an answer. >> there are no easy answers except there is pure evil in the world. >> reporter: vinnie etcheber was supported by nearly a dozen san francisco motorcycle officers. the unit he once rode with.
>> it's a really tough time for our department. for the city of san francisco, here in novato. everybody's grieving. >> we choose love and we're there for you. >> reporter: the community vowing their support to the etcheber family, bringing light and love to a dark hour. in novato, cornell barnard, abc 7 news. >> both stacee etcheber and another alum nah from california high school in san ramon died in the shooting. 57-year-old denise cohen grew up in san ramon but most recently lived in santa barbara county, where she worked as a property manager. a third bay area woman also died. 32-year-old michelle vo is a san jose native. she had been living in southern california and working as an insurance agent. friends say she was brave and loved to explore. we're learning many more details tonight about the gunman's tactics and the investigation into the mass shooting. the focus right now is on the gunman's girlfriend. just a few hours ago marilou danley landed at l.a.x.,
returning from the philippines, where she was at the time of the shooting. federal investigators greeted her at the airport. meantime, we've got our first look inside the hotel room where shooter stephen paddock assembled an arsenal. investigators revealed paddock likely converted semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons. and a hotel security guard heroically tried to stop the shooting. as the gunfire began, he approached paddock's room. paddock fired through the door, wounding the man. abc news reporter lana zac has the latest. >> reporter: good evening, dan. we are learning so many new details including how many guns the shooter possessed. 47. but still there is no word as to his motive. >> las vegas is still in shock. >> it seems surreal. seems like a bad nightmare. i keep seeing it in my mind still and it haunts me. >> reporter: the survivors, many still in the hospital, are trying to make sense of it all. >> it still hasn't like fully
hit me. it's kind of starting to. but not fully. >> reporter: hannah ailers, a mother of three. charleston hartfield, an off-duty police officer. and navy veteran christopher roybal. >> and he went to combat and came back without being injured and goes to a concert and dies. >> reporter: and for the first time we're seeing that night from the perspective of the police. >> go, go, go, go, go. >> reporter: authorities releasing body cam footage from that night and piecing together the timeline. >> he fired off and on for somewhere between 9 and 11 minutes. >> reporter: they are also releasing chilling new details about what was happening on that room on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel. you can see it here. ammunition and guns still on the floor. and in addition to what was happening inside -- there's more information about what was taking place just outside that room. >> there were two cameras located in the hallway. so that the suspect could watch as law enforcement or security approached his room. >> reporter: and with so many
unanswered questions authorities say they are very interested in speaking with the woman who lived with the shooter. she was out of the country at the time, but abc news can confirm that she landed just tonight at l.a.x. reporting from las vegas, lana zac, abc news. locals and trurts trying to resume their lives the best they can. jessica castro of abc 7 mornings is live in las vegas tonight. jessica? >> reporter: dan, good night. and tonight there are signs of slow but steady progress here. las vegas boulevard, the iconic strip, is finally back open in both directions. there's also this growing memorial as the city is just trying to put one foot in front of the other for now. slowly things are beginning to move forward in las vegas. these people just trying to get their cars so they can eventually get back to work and
errands. >> i thought i was going to be able to just come and pick up my car with my i.d., have it ready. but there's a line. i don't even think i'm going to be able to go home today. >> i can't really do nothing without my car. i've just got to sit and wait like everyone else. >> reporter: hundreds of cars were left at the concert venue when people ran for their lives. we're also just starting to learn about the hundreds of people it took to respond in the hours after the mass shooting. folks like psychiatrist john werjo. >> we had our own specific roles. mine was to address patients already in the hospital trying to figure out what beds we could free up to open them up for the victims that came in from this horrific event. >> reporter: he's a uc berkeley alum who now lives in las vegas. >> so as a psychiatrist my work really starts from here on out. and it's going to be more of a marathon. >> i'm just thinking of all the time running and hiding. >> reporter: survivors often replay the events. >> just sitting at the casino
last night eating at one of the restaurants and somebody's slot machine went off and just hear that t-t-t it was like -- >> reporter: sharing a tight hug today. they returned to the scene hoping to heal some of their emotional wounds. >> i'm still trying to process it all. >> reporter: and a quick update on one of those victims. joanna. her boyfriend had to go back to the e.r. today. he was shot in the arm. he is doing just fine, but they missed their flights. so they are going back to california tomorrow. she will be back in the bay area tomorrow. and frankly, that is the mood out here. everyone just playing things by ear. and taking things one step at a time. live from the las vegas strip, i'm jessica castro, abc 7 news. >> a slow recovery process. jessica, thank you. it's a terrifying situation and the loss, grief, and cause td by the shooting is not limited to those who attended the concert.
how to cope with the stress of what happened. >> reporter: valerie loera is having trouble sleeping. the gilroy mother was one of thousands of people who ran from a hail of bullets sunday night. >> i know wham going to do. i'm going to call my doctor. because i can't take it. when i close my eyes all i can hear is pap, pap, pap, pap. and people are screaming and falling. >> reporter: mental heal prochlgss say it will cause stress and anxiety for the survivors. it will also be a trigger for those who experienced a past trauma. psychologists say watching video of the shooting over and over again on tv or online can be unhealthy. if you want the latest information about it some suggest instead of watching it read about it. >> so that you're not watching those petrified faces and people on gurneys or made-up gurneys. it's very traumatizing. it's very upsetting. >> it's changed me. i will not go to a theme park. i will not go to a movie theater. i will never go to a baseball game. >> reporter: santa clara university psychology professor tom plant says making rash decisions will not be
productive. he says sometimes doing something positive much like those who donated blood can be healing. >> it's more important for folks to kind of rally around the resources that they have and be thoughtful about okay, what can i do to help myself and other people? >> reporter: plant encourages those who are affected by the shooting to reach out to loved ones and seek professional help if needed. in san jose jeanine de la vega, abc 7 news. the clark county commission chair start aid go fund me page to support the victims and their families. it's raised more than $8.3 million since yesterday morning. amid the panic and the confusion of that horrible night we're hearing stories of courage and heroism. coming up, meet a couple from the north bay who struggled and improvised to help save lives. also people in the bay area speaking out for puerto rico. you're going to hear from one man here preparing for the worst as he plans to return to his home in puerto rico. big disappointment for our patients in the sunset. >> also a city hall clash over a former mayor's efforts to open a
pot club. >> and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we are in store for a cool night overnight. but i am tracking a return of some summer-like warmth in the days ahead. i'll have the numbers in the accuweather forecast. >> thanks, drew. but first a look at what's coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" right after abc 7 news at 11:00. jimmy? >> thanks, dan and kristen. here is definitive proof we made a show tonight. >> how did you all meet? >> well, i was riding a bicycle. i had boxing gloves. and cleto thought there was something wrong with me. >> why when i have an asthma attack... i feel like a fish with no water. learn how to prevent your child's next asthma attack. because even one attack is one too many.
so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ] hotels are now rethinking their security in hopes of preventing future mass shootings. hotel security managers shared ideas when they met in san francisco today. one change you may notice, front desk employees might ask more questions when you check in. other hotel workers like housekeepers may receive extra training when it comes to being aware of guests and what's inside their rooms. and they'll be encouraged to alert management if they feel anything suspicious about items. two north bay couples helped save lives in las vegas. justin and jennifer mcgrath can be seen here using fences as makeshift stretchers to get people out of there. the sebastopol couple were with
their friends kim schubert and joel wall. wall is a trained emt and he and mcgrandmother gave people cpr. jennifer says it's hard to describe the chaos. >> i can't formulate or tell you or show emotion or anything that's going to explain how that night felt. >> reporter: she says they look forward to the route 91 festival every year but they don't know if they'll ever go back. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield and jessica castro are both in las vegas. you heard jessica's live report a few minutes ago. we'll have continuing coverage on air, on line, and on our abc 7 news app as this story continues to develop. new at 11:00, san francisco supervisors ruled former oakland mayor jean quan cannot open a high-end medical marijuana dispensary in the sunset district. board chambers in an overflow room were filled with people both for and against the apothecarium cannabis club.
the city planning commission approved it in july saying it promotes a more equitable distribution of dispensaries citywide but the pacific justice institute appealed saying it would be harmful to the neighborhood. >> the kram right would crime r increasing. and the problems to health. >> it's a big disappointment for our patients in the sunset. >> the apoth caryum has two more in san francisco and one in las vegas. it's been almost two weeks since hurricane maria hit puerto rico. president trump made his first visit there as residents continue to struggle. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has more from a rally in san francisco. >> it's hard to be in puerto rico with all the devastation. but it's hard to be here. >> reporter: geraldo calderon's son, a pilot, flew him out of the danger in san juan. today he's part of this rally in the mission, trying to bring health and awareness to puerto rico. >> there's no power.
all the trees are, you know, fell down. the food only you have in some places canned food. >> reporter: also today the president met with hurricane victims, passed out supplies, and spoke with government officials insisting help will continue. >> i hate to tell you, puerto rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack. >> reporter: but those here are sure puerto ricans are not a priority. >> if floridians and texans were being told they would have -- that they would be without power for six months, i mean, there would be a massive outcry. >> reporter: meantime, this grandfather is leaving the security of the city and vows to return to puerto rico this week. lisa amin gulezian, abc 7 news. >> all right. let's shift focus now and talk about the mid-week weather and look ahead toward the weekend. >> i took a peek outside. what a gorgeous moon out there, drew. >> a beautiful weather pattern we're under. the days feature tons of sunshine and at night we get a nice cool breeze for comfortable sleeping weather.
live doppler 7 along with satellite, we enjoyed clear skies earlier today and that is the story tonight. live doppler 7 giving ut active scan. no issues with precipitation. outside we go through tuesday night. live look. exploratorium camera, beautiful as could be. and kristen was mentioning that moon earlier. matthew sent me that picture from san francisco earlier this evening. that moon rising under clear skies. the full moon will occur on thursday. nicknamed the hunter's moon. but if you ever capture anything beautiful across our region the hsh#abc7 now. warmer afternoons thursday and friday. tons of sunshine and by the weekend it's going to be an encore of summer with temperatures going well above normal for this time of year. right now we're in the 40s and 50s for the most part. 46 right now in half moon bay. 55 in oakland. 53 in danville. and novato coming in with a temperature of 50 degrees. tonight we'll have plenty of stars. next 12 hours our coolest spots
will drop into the 40s in the north bay. low 50s. and mild locations like oakland and san francisco the next 12 hours. the bus stop forecast, you're going to want that jacket out the door tomorrow morning. it is a chilly start for some clear skies at the coast starting out in the mid 40s. around the bay starting temperatures in the low 50s. and inland with those clear skies drop your temperatures in the mid 40s. going to rebound nicely into the afternoon. a lot of sunshine. 74 oakland, 78 san jose, comfortable for this time of the year. 69 in oakland. or 69 in san francisco, rather. 79 that high in napa. 81 in fairfield and half moon bay. nothing but sunshine and a temperature of 66 degrees. tropical satellite, just an update. we're watching something in the caribbean sea. in the next five days a 70% chance of xwking a storm. if it does it would get the name nate. we'll keep you updated on that. back here at home, fleet week beautiful. the weather is totally cooperating. nothing but sunshine and mild temperatures each and every day in the 70s. enjoy. accuweather seven-day forecast. the winds relax on your wednesday. warm begins on thursday.
october warmth on friday. by saturday and sunday. temperature in the 80s. our warmest spots in the low 90s. and that warmth will ease monday into tuesday. but nothing but sunshine each and every day. >> can't go wrong there. thanks, drew. >> so nice. all right. is the latest health craze those little chewy candy bears? >> i hope so. the story [female narrator] foods rich in folic acid like white bread and leafy greens can help prevent some birth defects before you even know you're pregnant. throughout history, the one meal when we come together, break bread, share our day and connect as a family. [ bloop, clicking ] and connect, as a family. just, uh one second voice guy. [ bloop ] huh? hey? i paused it. bam, family time. so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi
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t-wolves in china while minnesota's taking it seriously, steve kerr's letting his guys play tours. our tour guide is abc 7 sports director larry beil. >> on their first full day in china some of the warriors made the trip to hong kong for a little sightseeing. this is golden state's third visit to china. the team came over in 2013. but this is their first trip over as defending nba champions. >> i think everybody here appreciates what has transpired between those two trips and really to be here today as nba champions is just a sign of how the warriors and how the nba is growing globally. >> reporter: when yao ming played for houston, naturally this entire country rooted for the rockets. but now the warriors have become china's team with steph curry, klay thompson, kevin durant and draymond green all frequent visitors to china in the off-season. damian jones is seeing china for the first time and excited to be
here. >> we're one of the closest teams to china. we probably have a good fan base here, guys who follow the warriors. just as sure we come out here, give the fans a show. it's pretty cool. >> reporter: in china with the warriors, larry beil, abc 7 sports. well, the giants have plenty of issues for the off-season. number one right now, the manager's health. bruce bochy has been dealing with a-fib, a heart condition that knocks it out of rhythm. h'll have another procedure done next week in san diego. american league wild card game tonight. yankees hosting the twins. first batter of the game minnesota's brian dozier. see you. first time the postseason's begun with a home run. twins put up three top of the first. but in the bottom yankees get one back. didi grigorius three-run shot. that ties it up 3-3. bottom four, aaron judge the rookie from fresno state, his first ever postseason homer and his first ever postseason game. two-run shot makes it 7-4.
the yankees will face the indians in the division series. back to china where andre iguodala, klay thompson, and steph curry went golfing with former formula one driver lewis hamilton. steph tried to tee off wearing hamilton's racing helmet. i don't know fudge see the ball. you saw the big old shank. did not go well. but they are having some fun. this abc 7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. >> they play golf safely. >> exactly. i was going to say, if you're going to shank it you can wear that. we have somebody who speaks chinese here but we haven't been taking advantage of it. how would you say, say, basketball in chinese? >> lan cho. lan is basket. cho is ball. >> all of us here at the same time. >> lan cho. >> there you go. by the end of the week we'll have an entire sentence. >> don't ask me about pick and roll, things like that. >> posterize. brush up on your chinese. >> thank you. all right. abc 7 news continues now. online. on twitter, facebook and