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>> first we have breaking news. two new york cops shot and right now they're in the hospital. >> the shooting happened as the officers were on patrol in the melrose houses in the bronx. >> we begin with josh einiger near the scene. >> the scene has calmed down quite a bit but it's still incredibly active. i'll take you back there to all those officers in the dark standing there and detectives as they try to piece all this together. two officers shot, one grazed in the face, the other shot in the torso, right under her bulletproof vest. both have been very lucky that they will survive tonight. the police department mere inches from yet another tragedy. >> reporter: the dramatic and violent scene played out just after 8 p.m. >> it was a whole lot of commotion and people were running this way. that's when i
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>> we saw the cops coming and that's not like a regular somebody's hurt. >> reporter: hundreds of cops from throughout the city descended on the melrose houses as two officers were rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds. they and a third cop had been conducting what's known as a vertical patrol on the sixth floor with investigators say they encountered two men, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire. >> the suspect fled in to an apartment on the seventh floor. responding officers gained access to the apartment where they discovered several individuals as well as the suspect who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> police have taken several people in for questioning but so far they've made no arrests.
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picture of franklin salgado. this is the suspect who opened fire on police then turned the weapon on himself. police have not given us a motive for why he allegedly attacked these officers. as you can see coming back to a live picture in the melrose houses, the investigation is still getting underway. they'll be here all night. the good news, the incredibly good news for the new york police department, those two police officers are expected to survive. we're live in the melrose section of the bronx tonight, josh einiger, channel 7 eyewitness news. from the scene of the shooting we go to lincoln hospital where the injured officers are recovering. eyewitness news reporter carolina leid >> both of these officers are in stable condition here at lincoln hospital. we're told by police officials that they are alert and talking. take a live look. just outside the emergency room here. hours later you can still see they're
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giving them their support. >> reporter: dozens of police officers crowded the lobby and sidewalk outside lincoln hospital supporting their fellow officers and waiting for updates on their conditions. here's what we know. the male officer's face was grazed by a bullet. the female officer was shot in the torso. both suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. the rookie cops have been on the job for two years, assigned to the housing bureau doing a routine vertical patrol tonight. >> thank god so far in both cases their condition is good. we have more that has to play out this evening. they're getting very fine care here at lincoln hospital. i want to thank everyone at lincoln hospital. i'm pleased to say both officers have been alert and communicating. so we're praying for the best here. >> one of the officers' families are here at lincoln hospital.
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hour ago they're waiting for the other officer's family to arrive. they're also rushing carolina leid, channel 7 eyewitness news. meanwhile, a swarm of police and a lockdown in the neighborhood when the shots rang out and the cops tried to figure out what happened. eyewitness news reporter lucy yang with that part of our coverage. she's at the scene for us. >> we have an army of police officers out here and a very active crime scene behind me after a routine patrol at the melrose public houses ends with two young officers shot. there's heavy police presence out here, both in the air and on the ground as officials swarmed in to the area tonight. police dogs were brought in in case they needed to track other suspects. we have lots of lights and sirens in this area as a large swath of this neighborhood has now been closed to traffic so that investigators can gather evidence and try and put together a narrative for tonight's shooting.
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excerpts from police radios as the calls came flooding in for not one but two officers shot. >> shots fired. >> can you find out if it is a police officer? >> it was chaotic because all the police cars started coming over here very fast. i didn't fear for my own safety because i knew all the police were coming. i just happening because i saw so many cops coming and rushing through. >> on this cold and violent thursday night, we continue to have very heavy police presence behind me here at the melrose public housing after two officers are shot. live in the bronx, lucy yang for channel 7 eyewitness news. >> one of our first looks at the chaotic scene came when josh einiger reported live from there on facebook. we're going to
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if they happen during this newscast. the latest overnight going up early at 4 a.m. now to the weather. rain is already moving in and meteorologist lee goldberg is tracking the snow that's coming right behind. >> the timing not at all convenient and this snow could cause problems for the morning commute. the salt piles are ready at the sanitation yard, this to help keep the roads clear and in brookhaven on long island, crews getting ready for the incoming snow. >> meteorologist lee goldberg is at the weather wall with when this snow will arrive. >> suffolk county, long island upgraded to a winter storm warning. sleet is already mixing in with rainfall across the area. cold air above mixing in. the changeover is underway. as much as 8 inches can snow in some of the heavier bands east of new york city. camera has been bouncing a little bit more. now the numbers are dropping. we're in the low and middle 40s.
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that's the air that's coming in that will make the change over. there's your winter storm warning in suffolk and winter weather advisory for much of the area. there's the rain now, steadier south and east. lighter north and west but i point out mixing happening in putnam and orange county right now. there's the low that brings the heavy rain that changes over to snow overnight. it happens really between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning. the scene totally changes around then. get out the door early tomorrow. and you can beat some of the snow sticking which happens after 5:00 or 6:00 in the morning. the height around the heart of the morning commute. pulling out during the late morning hours. so rain to wet snow after midnight. heaviest snow from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. slushy roads develop toward dawn and even snow covered roads. parts of monmouth and ocean counties. even parts of westchester and fairfield county.
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north and west and much lighter amounts farther west. more details on the accumulation and timing and the next storm down the road in the 7-day accuweather forecast. >> eyes news this morning will be on 30 minutes earlier tomorrow with updates on the snow and morning commute. we'll be back on the air again beginning at 4 a.m. an incredible story of survival out of brooklyn. the video is shocking but the victim survived. surveillance video showing the woman walking her dog in the east new york section just before a vehicle smashes in to another car and then in to her. margarita was tossed in to the air, breaking both legs. they tried to pull the driver over but he sped off the wrong way on a one-way street. new york mayor de blasio was touting falling crime rates in his annual state of the city address. the mayor was explaining how shootings went down. nearly 3% last year. and gun arrest
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he also outlined a new plan to speed investigations of gun crimes and a creation of a 200-officer division. two remaining presidential candidates faced off. >> i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks and let's talk about the issues. >> you know, there is a reason why these people are putting huge amounts of money in our political system. >> big money and super packs just some of the issues discussed. meanwhile the republican candidates are canvassing new hampshire, looking for undecided votes. top three gop contenders, donald
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all making several campaign stops. rubio a target of fellow candidates who see him as a rising threat since his strong third place finish in iowa. and the republicans debating again on saturday night. you can watch it 8:00 here on channel 7. we're following developments in the breaking news. two officers shot in the bronx. both are in stable condition and alert. and coming up, she lost her life savings in bernie madoff's scheme. now in a strange twist, how madoff himself is helping her from prison. >> you had how much unclaimed? >> and 7 on your side's nina
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[ siren wailing ] we want to get an update on the breaking news we've been
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officers shot in the bronx. shannon sohn is in newscopter7 to give us a look at the scene. >> it is quite a scene here. you can see that east 156th street still alive with police activity, mobile command units as well as crime scene units remain here and although it has calmed down since the shooting of the two officers happened about 8:30 this evening, we do want to show you right here this is the building we've been watching police officers come in and out of, obviously where the shooting happened and if we bring you down to street level, you can see all the police officers, literally dozens of them, still there. we even have police aviation up overhead with search lights through the area. it's going to be a long night here in the bronx. reporting live over melrose, shannon sohn, channel 7 eyewitness news. meanwhile, more breaking news, this time in manhattan. a man was arrested after crashing a drone in to that building, the empire state.
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40th floor. police say 27 27-year-old sean reynolds was driving the drone. a woman who lost her life savings in the collapse of bernie madoff's ponzi scheme explains why she now speaks with the disgraced stock broker. she says she speaks with madoff regularly, sometimes a couple times a week. she says madoff actually reached out to her because he saw she was representing a large number of victims. >> he has in fact been quite helpful. he views me as a representative of the victims. and he has been very helpful. >> she says she's never met madoff in person. the two only speak over the phone. she says because of their conversations, she's been able to pursue certain claims. he's already reviled for hiking drug prices exponentially.
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pharmaceutical ceo martin shkreli has a few new enemies on capitol hill. >> do you think you've done anything wrong on the advice of council? >> i invoke my fifth amendment privilege. >> shkreli took the fifth while being questioned about soaring gun prices. he repeatedly smirked, smiled, and outraged members. the 32-year-old is out on bail facing charges of federal securities fraud. did you find your money? thousands of people did after our story about how easy it is to find unclaimed funds by the federal government. nearly 100,000 people in new york city, 10 times the average. so many of you have been asking on facebook how to find your lost money. nina has new tips to claim your unclaimed funds. >> xintd. -- excellent. i love it. >> reporter: he first saw our story on fab. -- on facebook. >> i had no idea this was out
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>> reporter: we had the controllers office surprise him with the amount. >> did somebody put you up to this? boom. >> reporter: $7700 claimed in the bronx, $9,000 in hauppauge and almost $10,000. >> 100% of it goes back to them. >> reporter: many find lost money in the name of a deceased spouse or relative. make sure you provide proof of address to the person on the claims. >> i was shocked. >> reporter: maryland --mary should be. she found two accounts belonging to her late dad. >> they say it's around 50. >> 50,000? oh, my gosh. that's the biggest jackpot we've been able to tell anybody yet. >> reporter: so far the grand total of claims paid out since our story ran last thursday, $3,086,348. this is just the five boroughs and the surrounding area.
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to get yours, go to our website. abc7ny. click on the official unclaimed funds links. it is free to claim yours. nina pineda, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> go now. i even found some money myself. >> she's taking us to dinner tomorrow. so we've got a mixed bag tomorrow. we've got rain, we've got snow, and possibly some freezing in the evening hours. >> we've got big time snow. that's what we're concerned about as we go in to the morning commute. george washington bridge looks a lot better than it will in about four or five hours. we've had light rain in new york city. northeast wind at 12 to 21 and high near 60 earlier in the day. so hard to believe. especially in this area, comack, ronkonkoma, 6, 8 inches in these areas tomorrow. 34, monticello. cold air diving in from the north. right now you can see it. as the low moves up the coast and the north winds continue to increase, it
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valley and we'll get even colder. by 8:00 in the morning, peak time. north wind 15 to 30 miles per hour. sun is coming out just after lunchtime and the evening commute will be a lot easier. this is putnam county. just got a tweet from there saying could we be a little higher as well? i'll show you the snow bands. near caramel and brewster, a little mixing going there already. it's very light. rain getting steadier along the coast. coming up the coast our low is down here off the carolinas and you can see how right here is where we'll see the cut-off in the rain-snow. watch what happens here, between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning is when we have the big changeover happening. 4:00, 5 :00 in the morning, roadways should just be wet. things start to deteriorate. an early start will really help you. by the time we get the sunrise, we're in the peak storm. banding heavy from the city
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this will be winding down late morning and certainly pulling out in the afternoon, giving way to afternoon sun. so we have 3 to 6 inches from the city eastward, monmouth and ocean county. i did 3 to 6 inch band in parts of the hudson valley a little bit more because i think some extra bands can get in here. the other area may be parts of middlesex and somerset county. otherwise we get in to northern most new jersey, 1 to 3 inches and a coating to an inch to the north. i think a good amount to the city is about a 3, 4-inch amount but we could see 5s and 6s. it's that close. wet snow and wind. low visibilities at sunrise. slushy roads, just getting worse as we go through the commute. much easier for the evening commute although later tomorrow night watch out for icy roads. as we go through the weekend we've got icy conditions saturday morning. otherwise more melting over the weekend. as we look in to next week we'll miss a big storm
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the fight against the zika virus. health officials in brazil confirm two people contracted the virus through blood transfusions. the red cross is now asking travelers to zika outbreak zones to wait to donate blood for 28 days. the virus could also be sexually transmitted but primarily spread through mosquito bites. scientists believe they found a new way to improve circulatory health in pregnant women and their babies. they studied women who ate just a bite of chocolate for 12 weeks. all the women and their babies found notable improvements in blood flow compared to the general population. and they were much happier people as well. rob powers up next with sports. >> who could stop with one bite? knicks game started out bad. it got worse. then it got better. but how'd it end? we'll let you know how a game
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first lead of the game but three big detroit 3-pointers send momentum back the pistons' way. and the knicks lose 111-105. the comeback, not enough. eli manning disclosing to us earlier today big brother peyton's nickname is peyty-pie. we'll see if peyton is still speaking with eli tomorrow. the broncos went through another practice today at stanford getting ready for sunday. we've heard a lot about the panther offense but denver's d was ranked number one in the regular season. >> everybody talks about their offense. not a whole lot of people are talking about our defense and what we can do so we've got to come out, put on a show. that's what we've got to do. go put on a show. panth ers are working out at san jose state and thomas davis still on track to play sunday. he had surgery to insert a metal plate and about a dozen screws just to keep that arm in place. >> if it was something that i
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feel like i'm capable of playing at, i wouldn't go out and play. as much as i want to be apart of super bowl 50, if it was something that it was going to hurt the team, i wouldn't have done it. let's get to hockey. rangers 8-8 in their last 16 and with only one exception, they've alternated wins and losses. they did lose last time out so maybe that would help tonight against minnesota. jt miller stands for just terrific. eight goals in eight games. that game is tied at two. derek broussard set him up. in the 3rd period broussard gets the game winner. rangers win it 4-2. that's four in a row at home. the islanders on the road at washington. scored a lot of goals, tied the game in the 3rd period. josh bailey makes it 2-2. inside 3 minutes to go the caps get the game winner from alex ovechkin. number 29 for him. isles lose 3-2. washington avoids its first
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the devils wrap things up in toronto. david schlemko scored for the devils in the 3rd period. unfortunately the leafs would score late. game goes to overtime. game goes to a shootout. pa parenteau gets one. devils couldn't respond. 3-2 devils lose in a shootout. i think we have a date tomorrow afternoon, gentlemen. >> the prognosticator is back for the super bowl. everyone
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join the conversation tonight, facebook, twitter, instagram. tell us what you think about the shooting tonight and your thoughts for the officers that were hurt. that's it for us for now.
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