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>> announcer: live where you live. this is abc 7 news. get out of here! there are gunshots coming om over there! >> our first look at the las vegas mass shooting from a police officer's body camera. and tonight the gunman's girliend arrived at l.a.x. police now call her a person of interest and want to question her. >>e anticipate some information here from her shortly. good evening. i'm kristenzee. ama daetz is on maternity leave. >> and i'm dan ashley. w tonight at 11:00, mourning the loss, honoring the memory. >> friends, relatives, even strangersathered at a vigil tonight in novato for stacee etcher, one of the 59 people kill in sunday's mass shooting. >> abc 7 news reporte 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 night. the family did not speak to the crowd, but the crowd definitely spoke to them. >> we want y to know that we love you. >> reporter: hvy hearts and wordss of comfort for san frcisco police officer vinnie etcheber and his young son and their mom.who are now without hundreds came to san ramon elementary school in novato to light candles for stacee etcheber, a role model parent wi an amazing spirit. >> if stacee was here tonight we uld 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 runor cover. she was killed. >> i guarantee youis 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 stl
trying to understand. they have one question. >> the question was why? why did he shootmommy? 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 den san francisco motorcycle officers. th unit he once rode with. >> it's a really tough time for our department. for the city of san francio, 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 highchool in san ramon died in theshooting. 57-year-old denise cohen grew up in san ramonut most recently lived in santa barbara county, where she worked as a property manager. a thi bay area woman also died. 32-year-old michelle vo is a san jose native. she had been living inthern
california and workings an insurance agent. friends say she was brave and loved toexplore. we're learning many more details tonight about the gunman's tactics and the investigation into the mass the focus right now is on the gunman's girliend. just a few hours ago marilou danley landed at l.a.x., retuing from the philippines, whe she was at the time of the shooting. federal investigators greet her at the airport. meantime,e've got our first look inside the hotel roo where shooter stephen paddock assembled an arsenal. investigators revealed paddo likely converted semi-automatic weaps into automatic weons. and a hotel security guard heroically tried to stop the shting. approached paddock's room. paddockired through the door, wounding the man. abc new reporter lana zac has the latest. >> reporter: good evening, dan. we are learning so ny new details including how many guns the shooter possessed. 47. but still there is no word as to
his motive. >> las vegas is sti in shock. >> it seemssurreal. 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 moer of three. charlestonhartfield, an off-duty police officer. and navy veteran christoph roybal. >> and he went to combat and came back without being injured and goes to a concert and dies. >> reporter: and for the first ti 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 piecingogether the timeline. >> he fired o and on for somewhere between 9 and 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 n see it here.
ammunition and guns still on the floor. and in addion to what was happening inside -- there's more information about what was taking place just outside that om. >> there were two cameras locatedn the hallway. so that the suspect could watch law enforcement or security proached his room. >> reporter: and wh so many unanswered questions authorities say they are ver interested in speaking with the woman who lived with the shooter. she was out of the country at the time, b abc news can confirm thathe landed just tonight at l.a.x. reporting from las ves, lana zac, abc news. locals and trurts trying to resu their lives the best they can. jessica castro of abc 7 mornings is live in las vegas tonight. jessica? >> reporter: dan, good night. d 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 t move forward in las vegas. these people jt trying to get eventually get back to work and errands. >> thought i was going to be able to just come and pick up my car with my i.d.,ave it ready. but there's a line. i don't even think i'm going to >> 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 theundreds of people it took to respond in the hours after the mass shting. folks like psychiatst john werjo. >> we h our own specific roles. mine was to addss patients already in the hospital trying to figure out what beds we could fr 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 t. and it's going to be more of a marathon. >> i'm just thinking of all the time running a hiding. >> reporter: svivors often replay the events. >> just sitting at the sino last night eating at one of the restaurants andsomebody'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 their emotional wounds. >> i'm still trying to process it l. >> 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 backn 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 fear cause td by the soting 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 ranrom a hail of bullets sunday night. >> i knowham going to do. i'm going to call my ctor. because i can't take it. when i close my eyes all i can hear is pap, pap, pap, pap. an people are screaming and fallin >> repter: mental heal prochlgss say it will cause stress and anxiety for the survivors. it will also be arigger for those who experienced a past trauma. psychologists say watching video of the shooting over and over again on tv o online can be unhealthy. if you want the latest informationbout it some suggest instead of watching it read about it. >> so tt you're not watching
those petrified faces and peoe on gurneys or made-up gurneys. it's very traumatizing. it's vy upsetting. i will not go to a theme park. i will not go to a movie theater. i will never goo a baseball game. >> reporter: santa clara university psychology professor m plant says making rash decisions will not be producve. he says sometimes doing something positive much like those w donated blood can be healing. it's more important for folks toind 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 the who are affected by the shooting to reach out to loved ones and seek profeional 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 yesterd morning. amid the panic a the confusion of that horrible night we're hearing stories of courage and heroism. coming up, meet a coupl
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 prepari for the worst as he plans to return to his home in puerto rico. big disappointment for our patients in the nset. >> also a city hall clash over a former mayor's efforts to open a pot club. >> and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. we are i store for a cool night overnight. but i am trackin a return of some summer-like warmth in th days ahead. i'll have the numbe in the accuweather forecast. >> thanks,drew. but first a look at what's cong up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" right after abc 7 news at 11:00. jiy? >> 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. something wrong with me.
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hotels are now rethinking their security inopes of preventing future mass shootings. hotel secury managers shared ideas when they met in san francisco today. one chae 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. d they'll be encouraged to alert management if they fee anything suspicious about items. two north bay couples helped save lives in lasvegas. justin and jennife mcgrath can makeshift stretchers to get people out of ere. the sebastopo couple were with their frids kim schubert and joel wall. wall is a trained emt and he and mcgrandmother gave people cpr. jennifer says it's hard to describe t chaos.
>> i can't formulate or tell you or show emotion or anything that's going to explain how that night felt. >> reporter: s says they look forward to the route 91 festival every year but they don't know if they'll ever go ba. abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield and jessica ctro are both in las vegas. you ard 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 110, san francisco supervisors ruled former oakland mayor jean quan cannot open a dispensary in the sunset a district. board chambers in an overflow room were fild with people both fornd against the apothecarium cannabis club. the citylanning commission approved it in july saying it promotes a more equitle distribution of dispensaries citywide but theacific 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 coinue to struggle. abc 7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian has more from a rally >> it's hard to be in pueo rico with all the devaation. but it's hard to be here. >> reporte geraldo calderon's son, a pilot, flew him out of theanger in san ju. 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 fd 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, pueo rico, but you've thrown our budget little out of whack. >> reporter: but those here are sure puerto ricans are not a >> if floridiansnd 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 security of the city and vows to return t puerto rico this week. lisa amin gulezian, abc news. >> all right. let's shift focus now and talk about the mid-week weather and look ahead toward theweekend. >> i took a peek outside. what aorgeous moon out there, drew. >> a beautiful weather pattern we're under. the days feature tons of sunshine and at night get a nice cool breeze for comfortable sleeping weather. ve doppler 7 along with satellite, we enjoyed clear skies earlier today and that is the story tonight. live doppler giving ut active scan. no issues with precipitation. outside we go through tuesday night. live lo. exploratorium camera, autiful
as could be. and kristen w mentioning that moon earlier. matthew st me that picture from san francisco earlier ts evening. that moon rising und clear skies. the full moon will occurn thursday. nicknamed the hunter's moon. beautiful across our region use the hsh#abc7 now. warmer afternoons thursday and friday. tons of sunshine and by the ekend it's going to be an encore of summer with temperatures going well above normal for this te of year. right now we're in the 40s a 50s for the most part. 46 right now in half moon bay. 55 in oakland. 53 in danville. and novato coming in wi a temperature of 50 degrees. tonight we'll have plentyf 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 focast, 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. arnd the bay starting 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 th year. 69 in oakland. 79 that high in napa. rather. 81 in fairfield and half moon bay. nothing but sunshine and a tempature of 66 degrees. update.l satellite, just an we're watching something in the caribbean sea. in t next five days a 70% chance o xwking a storm. if it does it wld get the name nate. we'll keep you updated on that. back here at home, fleet week beautiful. thweather is totally cooperating. nothing but sunshin and mild temperatures each and every day in the 70s. accuweather seven-day forecast. the winds relax on your wednesday. warm bins on thursday. october warmthn friday. by saturday andsunday. temperature in the 80s. our warmest spots in the low 90s. and that warmth wl ease monday into tuesday. but nothing but sunshine each and every day. >> can't go wrong there.
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24 hours from now the warriors will be playing their first preseason game against the t-wolves in china while minnesota's taking it seriously, steve kerr's letting his guys play tours. our tour gde is abc 7 sports director larry beil. >> on their first full day in china some of the warors made the trip to hong kong for a little sightseeing. this is goln state's third visit to china. the team came over in 2008 and
2013. but this is their first trip over as fending 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 sn of how the warris and how the nba is growing globally. >> reporter: when yao ming played for houston, naturally this entire count 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 firstime and excited to be here. >> we're one of the closest teams to china. we probably have a gd fan base here, guys who follow the warriors. just as sure we come out here, give the fans a show. it's pretty