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it's monday, august 5th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." back-to-back mass shootings. in el paso, at least 20 are dead, and now more of the victims are being identified in the rampage at walmart. in dayton, a quick police response stopped the shooter in his tracks, but not before at least nine people were killed. and president trump's response. he will be making a statement this morning on the shooting. if you look at both of these cases, this is mental illness. good morning from the studio
57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, two american communities more than 1,300 miles apart are united this morning in grief. back-to-back shootings in el paso, texas, and dayton, ohio, claimed at least 23 lives over the weekend. dozens are hurt. this morning we're getting a look at some of the first victims from the shooting. they range in age from 15 to 86 years old. we begin this morning with chris martinez in el paso. chris, do we have any idea what the motive is here? >> reporter: well, good morning, anne-marie. investigators are certainly starting to believe this gunman was targeting hispanics with this shooting and he came here to el paso because of the very large hispanic population here. this morning this community is gathering at this walmart at this memorial to pay honor to
the victims as the city now begins to turn its focus toward justice. officials are promising swift and certain justice in the mass shooting at an el paso walmart on saturday. >> the state charge is capital murder, and so he's eligible for the death penalty. we will seek the death penalty. >> reporter: the attack is being investigated as a hate crime and domestic terrorism. the police say the suspect, 21-year-old patrick crusius uploaded a manifesto online just before the shooting. a young girl was on the sidewalk fund-raising with her parents. >> he walked toward us to make sure we all get shot again. >> these two men helped them get to safety. >> i saw one of them. we pulled her to safety with one
of the sam's carts. >> i did that because that's what i was trained to do. >> he ran toward the gunfire and started scooping up children and running toward the parking lot. >> i'm more focused on the family that lost kids and those >> reporter: among those, jordan and andre enchondo. she shielded her children from the gunfire. >> police say the walmart was at capacity full of back-to-school shoppers. walmart said there was no armed security here that day the shooting happened, and they also said all the employees here had undergone active shooter training. that accused gunman could have his first appearance before a judge later today. anne-marie? now we're going to turn our attention to the tragedy in
dayton, ohio. it happened 13 hours after the shooting rampage in el paso. early sunday a gunman opened fire outside popular downtown bar, and last night hundreds of people attended a vigil. police there say it's too early reports.ate about a motive. >> reporter: it was just after 1:00 in the morning when people began to scatter on east fifth street. fleeing, another young man with murder on his mind. >> dispatch. >> people started running, and that's when i started hearing shots fired. >> the shooter has been identified as 24-year-old connor betts of nearby mel brooke, ohio. that's him on facebook, and him, again, after the police ended his rampage. for about 30 seconds, though,
fifth street was a killing field when the gunman with with an armored vest and rounds of ammunition opened fire on ned peppers. >> he made it through the doorway of ned peppers. with that weaponry, there would have been a catastrophic injury and loss of life. >> reporter: as it was, nine people were killed including his own 22-year-old sister megan, mostly african americans aged 27 to 57 gunned down on wounds, but then we had people sustaining lacerations and blunt trauma in an effort to escape
the shooter. >> reporter: brad knew him. >> the connor betts i knew, i always got along with well. so ahead on "cbs this morning," "cbs evening news" anchor and managing editor norah o'donnell will be there this evening. yesterday mr. trump called the shooters mentally ill and denounced the attacks, but some presidential candidates are pointing the finger at the president. laura podesta is here in new york. laura, what are they saying now? >> good morning, anne-marie. they're laying blame on president trump for thees mass shooting saying his language against minorities promotes racial division and violence. >> i want to extend our condolences. >> reporter: as he returned to the white house sunday, president trump expressed his solidarity with is paso and dayton, condemning what he called senseless attacks.
>> i just want to say these are two incredible places, we love the people. hate has no place in our country. >> reporter: but many of his 2020 rivals laid the blame squarely at the president's feet, even labeling him a white nationalist. >> the president not only tolerates but invites the kind of racism and hatred that not only offends us but changes who we are as a country. >> reporter: julian castro, the seoul latino democrat in the race, accused the president of inciting violence with his rhetoric. >> he's given license for this toxic brew of white supremacy to fester more and more in this country. >> reporter: the white house offered a vigorous defense. >> the president is as saddened by this as you are. the president is just as angry by this as you are. and wants to do something about this as much as everybody else does. this was a sick person. the person in dayton was a sick
person. no politician is responsible for that. >> ivanka tweeted white supremacy like all other forms of terrorism must be destroyed. >> he has the opportunity to be a uniter in chief and i hope that's the way to go. >> reporter: with lawmakers out on august recess, some demand congress return immediately to take up gun legislation. >> show the country, for gosh sakes, that the people representing them in gunman don't always kowtow to the gun lobby. >> the president says he's spoken to them and the attorney general about what to do about the shootings, but the house will not be back in session until after labor day. anne-marie? president trump is expected to address the shootings in a statement this morning. cbs news will bring you the statement in a special route.
kris van cleave looks how weapons originally designed for the battlefield remain on american streets. >> reporter: they can be equ equipped to carry 30 rounds or more that can be fired in seconds. in seconds they can generally be carried openly. >> these shooters want to appear to be only nip tent, powerful, and deadly. >> mary ellen o'toole is a profiler. >> why is it again in these mass shootings, the suspect has gone out and used the assault rifle? >> three reasons. kill as many as possible, do it in a short period of time, and look as frightening and ominous as he can. >> reporter: it's underscoring the patchwork nature of us gun laws.
while california has placed restrictions on these types of rifles, satisfy new models. older models can be purchased secondhand. >> anybody who wants to buy one can go pretty much in a flea market that sells guns or gun show and buy something in the parking lot if they're so declined. >> reporter: the u.s. banned assault weapon sales for years ending in 2004. some estimates put the number of assault-style rifles currently in the u.s. at 15 to 20 million. the los angeles county sheriff tweeted sunday his call for the banning of the sale and manufacture of many of them. coming up on the "morning news," a remembrance with butterflies.
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on the "cbs moneywatch" now, walmart does not plan to change its gun policy, and a strike at heathrow is postponed. marc liverman is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, marc. >> good morning, anne-marie. well, walmart says it will continue to sell guns and ammunition despite the attack and shooting at the el paso store. the retailer says it plans not to change its laws. walmart says its stores go beyond federal law on gun purchasing requirements. the store no longer sells military semi-automatic-style rifles. at least 23 were killed and 26 were hurt on saturday. walmart said active shooter training helped save lives in a deadly shooting in mississippi. they say employees acted quickly when a disgruntled colleague killed two employees and a police officer. it's unclear whether the training helped save lives in this weekend's deadly mass shooting. earnings season is winding down, but several major companies are gearing up to
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crave while helping you manage victories for veterans,ort e go to dav.org. our top story this morning, two mass shootings in texas and ohio claimed over 20 lives this weekend. in el paso, a gunman opened fire at a walmart packed with shoppers. at least 20 people were killed. the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime and terrorism. investigators say the suspect arrested posted a racist manifesto online shortly before the attack. and then just 13 hours layer in dayton, ohio, a gunman opened fire in a popular night life area. nine people were killed and at least 27 others were hurt.
authorities say the gunman was wearing body armor and carrying extra ammunition. president trump is expected to address the shootings in a statement later this morning. mr. trump says he has spoken to members of congress and the attorney general about what can be done about the shootings. and a father who lost his son in the parkland, florida, massacre is using the power of his art to advocate for gun control, and he happened to be in el paso this weekend. jonathan vigliotti has his story. >> reporter: a grieving father on a mission. >> so this is the beginning of what will be a full-size mural covering this whole wall. >> yeah. the whole point was to celebrate joaqu joaquin's birthday. >> reporter: joaquin oliver was one of 17 students killed last year in the parkland school shooting. his father manny, an artist, has been painting murals ever since. el paso happened to be his last stop. i said, okay, it happened again. i think it was meant for us to
be here. >> reporter: to be here to remind people of the real lives lost in every mass shooting. >> so my role, number one here as a father, is to let everybody know joaquin, to let you know who joaquin oliver is. not was. is. >> this is your son. >> yeah. >> what do you see when you look at this mural? >> what do i see in him? >> yeah. >> i see an activist, not a victim. >> reporter: the face of yet another victim gunned down in america as a father fights to keep his memory alive. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, el paso. coming up on "cbs this morning," the latest on the mass shooting in el paso that killed 20 people. > plus, more on the investigation into the shooting in dayton that killed nine people. and later this morning cbs news will bring you a special report on president trump's statement
august 5. >> thank you for waking up with us. we are about to hit 4:30 as we start the work week. get a check on the forecast. how are things looking? >> is a great start to the day. we are looking at on to kick in, especially along the coast and parts of the bay. leader -- we are noticing cloudy skies. here's a look at the treasure island camera. you can see the clouds and fog, temperatures are running from the mid to upper 50s to the low 60s. we will see seasonal daytime highs, partly sunny for most of us for the pay 94 hein concorde. 84 degrees in san jose. 72 degrees in oakland.