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>> mason: under attack. a doctor opens fire inside a hospital where he used to work. >> i saw blood on the floor. i saw a doctor with blood on his hands. >> mason: also tonight, a small plane crasheses in flames on a busy southern california freeway. the president's twitter feud escalates. the hosts of "morning joe" now accuse the white house of blackmail. americans on the move-- travel's at an all-time high with gas prices at a 12-year low. >> i love the lower price. it helps me out tremendously. glm and steve hartman's "on the road"" and in the yard where an unlikely friendship has taken
route. >> has dean ever sent him back saying, "not today?" >> never. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening, i'm anthony mason. a doctor who had been fired from a hospital in new york went back today wearing a white lab coat to height an assault rifle-- hide an assault rifle. then he began shooting. when it was over at least one victim was drkd several wounded. the shooter took his own life. don dahler is at the hospital in the bronx. >> there's an active shooter at this time. units, be advised, confirmed shots fired. >> reporter: it was just before 3:00 p.m. inside bronx lebanon hospital when gunshots rang out on the 16th floor. dr. henry bella, a former doctor at the hospital, pulled an assault rifle from under his white lab coat and opened fire. the gunman shot seven people, killing at least one female doctor before police say he shot and killed himself. >> i saw blood on the floor.
i saw a doctor with blood on his hands. >> reporter: gonzalo coraso worked on the carding on wing on the 12th floor. >> i didn't hear any gunshots. all i heard was a doctor saying, "help, help." that's when i saw police came and everybody-- everybody just went to the room. i just went to a room and i locked myself in a room. >> this guy is shot in the stomach area. >> reporter: the gunman shot seven people, killing at least one female doctor, before police say he shot and killed himself. gary tremble received a frantic phone call from his fiance who worked as a patient aide and was barricaded in a hospital room on the fourth floor. >> i told her just, "stay low. whatever you're doing right now, just do it, but just don't make too much noise." >> reporter: bellow set himself on fire before shooting himself. he had been fired recently from the hospital for harassing another employee. anthony, we're told that three of the victims were doctors and that some of them are fighting
for their lives. >> mason: don dahler at the scene in the bronx. a major southern california freeway known for its bumper had-to-bumper traffic jams turned into a crash landing for a small plane today. john blackstone is at the scene in santa ana, about 35 miles south of los angeles. >> 295, may day! may day! >> reporter: that frantic call was made just seconds before this cessna burst into flames, crashing on to a crowded southern california highway. >> the aircraft is on the freeway. >> reporter: the of kai hsien shot this video after seeing the plane wobble on approach to john wayne airport. it crashed right in front of her. >> the flames they shot up hundreds of feet in the air. there was so much smoke coming out, i smawt for sure everybody on the plane would have died. >> reporter: somehow both people on the plane survived. they had just taken off when the
pilot radioed there was trouble. >> 297, i lost my right engine. i can make it back to the airport? >> reporter: he fell short. the runway was just a few few hundred feet from 405, the busiest freeway in the world. remarkably, nobody was hurt on the ground. >> i was struck by this cessna that spun around, saw flames all around us, checked my passenger, made sure he was okay. and gave each other a hug that we were-- that we were still alive. >> reporter: the plane has been on the freeway here for hours to be inspected by f.a.a. investigators. incredibly, no one on the ground was seriously injured. but, anthony, there's still a travelers' nightmare here-- a major freeway block and the empty on a freud holiday getaway. >> mason: john blackstone, thanks, john. as for that getaway, aaa spz estimateaise record 44.2 million
americans will travel at least 50 miles. the vast majority, 37.5 million will drive. >> reporter: maria martinez is driving from texas to kansas for the independence day weekend. but this year, filling up her gas tank isn't drank her wallet. are you noticing you're saving money? >> i just saw right now it was $1.84. i haven't seen that. today was the first day i saw that. >> reporter: nationwide gas prices are the lowest they've been all year, and at a 12-year holiday low. a.a.a. says the national average for gas is $2.24 a gallon, down a nickel from last year. south carolina has the cheapest prices at the pump at $1.91, while mississippi and missouri drivers are paying just under $2. california has the highest price in the continental u.s. at almost $3 a galob. drew lockard is the managing director of opportune, an oil and gas consulting firm in
dallas. >> gas prices are directly correlated to the price of crude. and so as the price of crude has come down, you've seen the price of gasoline drop with it. >> miles driven 613. >> reporter: dre nova pit man s an app to see how many miems he's drawn. >> i was $50, $60, 70. and now i'm in the $40 range. it's a big savings for me. >> reporter: here in texas, the average price of gas is just over $2 a gallon, but a.a.a. says more than half of the state's gas stations are selling it for under $2. anthony, these low gas prices could stick around for a few months. . >> mason: president trump's feud with the host of a cable news show got even nastier today with talk of blackmail involving
the "national enquirer." here's major garrett. >> mr. president, do you regrept the tweet that you sent about mika brzezinski? >> reporter: the president ignored a question today about his escalating feud with msnbc anchors mika brzezinski and joe scarborough. in a "the washington post" op-ed headlined, "donald trump is not well," the two wrote that white house aides tried to intimidate them with a negative story in the "national inquirer." >> they said if you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike the story. >> reporter: mr. trump is longtime friends with david pecker, c.e.o. of american media, that publishes the tabloid. in response to the allegation, the president tweeted it was scarborough who called him to stop the article. "i said no." sources tell cbs news scarborough called the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, in april, about a
coming "inquirer" story. at some point in that conversation, kushner suggested an apology from scarborough might prompt the president to intervene. through a spokesman the "enquirer" said: >> this was a magazine that, frankly, in many respects, should be very respected. >> reporter: during the campaign, mr. trump praised the "national enquirer" and cited its articles about political rivals, especially senator ted cruz of texas. the tabloid had publish aid picture it claimed showed cruz's father was kennedy assassin, lee harvey oswald. >> all i did was point out the fact on the cover of the "national enquirer" there was a picture of him and crazy lee harvey oswald having breakfast. now, ted never denied that it was his father. >> reporter: there is no evidence cruz's father knew or met oswald. anthony, there is evidence this
twitter spat has taken a toll here and on capitol hill, where the president's health care agenda is in dangerous limbo and a distracted white house groaps for a new political strategy. >> mason: major garrett at the white house. thank you, major. this week, a presidential commission began its investigation of possible election fraud by asking states to turn over a slew of voter information. nancy cordes reports the effort immediately ran into trouble. >> this is an outrageous violation of citizens' privacy rights. >> reporter: virginia governor terry mcauliffe told cbs news today his statelet not hand over sensitive voter files to the white house. mcauliffe joins officials from more than 20 states who say they can't or won't comply with this week's request for voter roll data, including addresses, dates of birth, political party, and even voter history, elections voted in from 2006 onward.
the request came from commission on election integrity, established after president trump insisted three million to five million voted illegally. >> you have people that are registered who are dead, who are illegals, who are in two states. >> reporter: g.o.p. leaders have rejected his claim. >> i have seen no evidence to that effect. >> reporter: and today new york's democratic governor andrew cuomo announced, "we will not, complying with this request. new york refuses to perpetuate the myth that voter fraud played a role in our election." utah's governor said, "we will not share any protected data with the commission." even the vice president's home state announced today that "indiana law doesn't permit the secretary of state to provide the personal information requested." the new commission is led by kansas secretary of state kris kobach, a longtime crusader against voter fraud. he says he only wants the data in order to "fully analyze
vulnerabilities and issues related to voter registration and voting." democrats suspect there's more to it. >> we will not let donald trump and his right-wing extremists use this as some covert plan to get data to make it harder for people to vote. we won't stand for it. >> reporter: a number of states say they want to help, and they'll provide any data they can legally share. but this afternoon, mississippi's secretary of state, a republican, called it a violation of voters' privacy, and said the commission can "go jump in the gulf of mexico. mississippi is a great state to launch from." anthony. >> mason: nancy cordes, thank,sinance see. today at the white house, president trump stood with south korea's president moon, on opposition to the north's nuclear program. on another, mr. trump demanded a renegotiation of a 2012 trade deal. the u.s. had a $17 billion trade deficit with south korea last year. the president is also said to be
considering a tariff of up to 20% on imported steel. the white house has accused china of dumping cheap steel in the u.s. comert secretary wilbur ross is a key supporter of the tariff, but some members of congress worry that could set off a global strayed war and raise prices in this country. police in the philadelphia suburb of west gauchan are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old girl this week in an apparent road rage attack. jim axelrod is following this. >> reporter: outside philadelphia this afternoon, police held up this wanted poster, a drawing of the man driving this red pickup truck who allegedly shot and killed this 18-year-old recent high school graduate bianca roberson, in what appeared to be a traffic dispute. thomas hogan is the chester county, pennsylvania, district attorney. >> a man in a red pickup truck pulled out a gun and shot her in the head, killing her. this is now a murder case.
>> reporter: roberson and the man were merging into a single lane on a road in the town of west gauchan, 25 miles west of philadelphia. west gauchan chief of police joseph gleason. >> reporter: roberson's car veered off the road into a tree. she had planned to start at jacksonville university in august. today, her parents spoke to reporters. >> she was a good girl. loved by many. never bothered anybody. she was just a sweet girl. >> reporter: the driver is described as a man of medium build, 30-40 years old, with blond or light-brown hair. the truck is described as a red faded pickup. >> turn yourself in. please, you took my life. you devastated this family. she was our life. >> mason: at a late afternoon news conference, police said
they do not have a suspect and they're not even close to an arrest. a $5,000 reward is being offered for information that would lead to either. >> mason: heartbreaking story. thank you, jim. coming up next on the cbs evening news-- officers ambushed, new video and audio from a deadly attack. one a day 50+. ♪ if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,... isn't it time to let the real you shine through? maybe it's time for otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months,... with reduced redness,... thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't take otezla
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>> mason: 20 years ago today, hong kong was handed over to china after more than 150 years of british rule. the territory was supposed to maintain mup of its independence from beijing, but as ben tracy reports, promises of freedom have not been fulfilled. >> reporter: chinese president xi jinping reviewed the troops in hong kong friday. before his arrival, police cracked down on prodemocracy protesters, 26 people were arrested, including 20-year-old joshua wong, one of the leaders of the so-called umbrella movement that shut down parts of the city in 2014. wong was released from jail today. >> it's not the time for celebration. it's time for demonstration. everything in hong kong should not be only under the control of china's president. . >> reporter: britain returned hong kong to china in 1997 with an arrangement known as "one country, two systems," where hong kong became part of chine--
but enjoyed many civil liberties unheard of on the mainland. >> we feel that our freedoms are being taken away little by little. >> reporter: jason ng is a lawyer and author. he says china is tightening its grip on hong kong. five book sellers bhorp critical of the chinese government were recently kidnapped and proindependence lawmakers were blocked from take office. i have heard one people say one country, two systems has become one country, one and a half systems. >> two systems is slowly counting down to one system where we sort of merge fully into china and become just another chinese city. >> reporter: china's president claims he planned plans to uphold the one country, two systems model, but people here are increasingly pessimistic. anthony, hong kong's new chief executive is take office on saturday and she is considered by many here to be a puppet of the chinese government. >> mason: ben tracy in hong kong, thanks.
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the days till his dad could come back and do yard work with him again. neighbor dean cravens used to watch them. he knew the boy missed his dad, but he didn't know how much until he got a knock at the door. >> nobody ever comes to our front door so we're like, "okay, who could that be? and we could see him through the winnow, it was brian. i looked at him and could tell he wanted to do yard work. i said meet me in the garage and let's go. >> yes, mr. brian he kind of took it. himself to adopt me to do the yard work. there you go. cut those off. >> reporter: which is why today, you'll find this father figure and son puttering around their yards in belleville, illinois, bagging the clippings, and blowing their cares away. by the way, dean does have a day job. he works in i.t., and he does have his own family. but he always makes time for brian. >> did do you that. >> every single day.
>> reporter: has seen ever sent him back saying, "not today?" >> never. >> reporter: never? >> never. >> we've been out there for hours at a time. >> reporter: don't you have other things you should be doing? >> probably, yeah. >> reporter: so why keep this? >> i just like to see the smile on his face and see him happy doing it. >> reporter: we always talk about supporting the troops. for most of us it's a commitment that begins and ends at our bumper sticker, but dean cravens shows us what it really means to serve those who serve. >> brian! >> he's just there to help brian get through the days. >> reporter: he's filling in. >> absolutely. that's exactly what he's doing. >> reporter: sometimes yard work grows a lot more than grass. steve hartman, "on the road," in belleville, illinois. >> mason: now, that's a good neighbor. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching. i'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday." have a great fourth of july weekend.
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