tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC August 5, 2012 6:00pm-6:30pm EDT
from abc news this is "world news" with david muir. >> good evening on this sunday night. we begin here with breaking news. and what authorities labeled just moments ago, a case of domestic terror. a gunman showing up at a place of worship, a sikh temple and opened fire just outside of oak creek. families gathering for services and a community meal had been planned for afterwards. children playing outside when the shooting began. seven dead, unpolice officer shot multiple times.
we begin with david kerley. >> reporter: fearful of the rampage was on going, the s.w.a.t. teams surround. people are collapsing. >> he is just going into the building. >> reporter: the first 911 call at 10:25, many from the temple. >> we are trying to find out if everybody is fine. and that is the main thing now. >> reporter: her brother-in-law, the president of the temple, wounded. her sister-in-law hiding in a closet inside. >> the shooter is inside. and the people are reporting on text messages and some people are laying in bathrooms, asking for help. >> reporter: first on the scene, a 20-year veteran on the oak creek police department. had was treating a victim when he was ambushed by the shooter, armed with a semiautomatic handgun. >> he was shot multiple times. he is in surgery.
hits condition is not known at this time. the suspect, the shooter, was also shot. he is down on the scene and presumed deceased. >> reporter: shot and killed by a second officer. concern there was another shooter and possibly hostages, reports that proved untrue. what police did find was grim. the shooter was not the only one killed. two dead outside, four more bodies inside the temple. the sikh practice a peaceful rege, said there were no threats against them. >> this is a tragedy for the church. our church, it's a safe place. we never thought i would happen ever in our church. >> reporter: this is classified as a case of domestic terrorism. it allows the fbi to take the lead in the investigation. president obama says that he is deeply saddened by the indian embassy is sending
representatives to the scene. david? >> david kerley, thank you. the temple was filled with families. 9 president of the temple prepared to deliver a mark. his wife there, she was shot, she raced to hide from the gunman and their son talking with me. thanks for joining us under horrific circumstances. we understand your father is one of the shooting victims and how is he doing tonight? >> as of now, we don't know. we have family trying to get through to him. we have heard that several people have gone into surgery. he might be one of those people. >> your father was inside the temple? >> yeah, he is the president of the temple. and everybody was preparing for today's sermon and mass and getting ready and a lot of the children and adults there, getting ready for the day. and he was preparing his luck chur and everything. >> how do you get world of what happened?
>> well, the priest picked up my father's phone as he was on the ground bleeding and he called me from my father's phone and i picked it up thinking it was my dad. and it was the priest, standing right next to him. >> the priest calmed you from your father's phone looking to reach a family member to let you know what happened? >> exactly. >> and what did he tell you? >> he told me right away that right now, my father can't speak. there is too much blood coming out of misback area and we need to get ambulances in there right away. and nobody has come with an ambulance in a long time. >> could you hear the chaos inside the temple? >> at that point, he was hiding as well. they put him some where where it was a lot more quiet in that area. and my mother called from the closet where she was hiding. it was quiet. >> have you had a chance to talk to her since then? >> no, i haven't had a chance to
peek with her. he is with the fbi being triaged and helped with information. >> your mother was hiding in the closet. have you talked to her since it's over? >> the first thing she said, is your dad okay? and when we couldn't give her the okay, she hung up, she had to stay silent. >> could they describe how it began to unfold? >> all i know is that some of the children playing in the front saw somebody get out of a cab and approach the temple and, you know, they thought something suspicious of it, but nobody has accurate acounting or information. >> thank you for joining us. and certainly, our thoughts are with your father and your entire family, in particular, your father while they treat him at the hospital. thank you for taking the time for us tonight. >> thank you so much. please, everybody out there, if you are hearing this, send your positive prayers in regard to
milwaukee, wisconsin. we need them right now. >> we certainly will. thank you. our interview just a short time ago. i want to bring in michelle guarto from wabs. there was fears the gunman was not affecting alone? >> reporter: david that is correct. police tell us what they believe was what happening, there was so many 911 calling happening at the same time, there wur actually getting reports of the same person viewed from different perspectives. they say it's not uncommon and it happens in situations like this. but they get in the s.w.a.t. teams probably in around noon and they have gone through the building methodically in the area and at this point, they believe they are dealing with just the one shooter. >> michelle gallarto, wlrs,
thank you. more in the broadcast. we move on to other news tonight and the unfolding weather disaster in oklahoma where raging fires get a powerful second wind. from glencoe, oklahoma, this evening. >> reporter: once more, fire had everything in its disposal, heat, winds, no rain. oklahomans fought back with futile effort. >> it gets scary out there. >> reporter: heat so ints tense, it creates a rare weather system. pyrokl pyro cumulus clouds. a lot of people lost a lot of stuff. it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: a neighbor whose son died two years asuffered the worst in the ashes.
tyler spoke to him. >> he lost every picture he had of his kid. he has nothing to remind him of his son. >> reporter: nearby, brothers fish in the pond that demonstrates oklahoma's problem, heat and drought. in a normal year, they should be waist deep in water. >> it's hot. >> reporter: their father has their best face. >> you don't know what is going to happen. >> reporter: marion blankenship, whose home is spared by a few feet, works to get a generator started. he was luckier than his neighbors. >> the lord 4 to his his hands on you. >> reporter: despite the fire and heat and drought, the people who live around here, who call themselves oki essay say they are staying put. >> thanks to you. i want to bring in ginger zee tonight. you were telling me last night
about the relief for oklahoma city, but it was brief relief. >> so brief. i want to show you oklahoma's pattern. it's going to shift again. a blilt of rain and not as hot today. mid and upper 90s versus the 100, 110 plus. the cold front moves on and the warm front again, 100s and gusty winds this week. >> you have before covering this drought and a new report bay scientist who has sounded an alerm before. >> james stanton is known as the godfather of global warning. but the new report links individual events including the 2003 and 2010 eastern heat wave and the brought in oklahoma last year to climate change. >> a lot of people are beginning to ask w the drought we are seeing this summer. while you are here, tropical storm ernesto. why is the route now? >> a lot of phoenix want to know, does it come to texas?
it's still a tropical storm. it looks to become a hurricane and hit the yucatan peninsula. it's disorganized and right now, it looks like a mexican storm but one turn and we could be talking about texas. we are keeping our eye on it. >> ginger zee, thanks very much. >> we turn to the vote for president, your voice, your vote. harry reid claiming that mitt romney didn't pay taxes for ten years. and george stephanopoulos asked the chairs of both parties about it on "this week". >> as far as harry reid is concerned, listen, you might want to go down that road. i'm going to respond to a dirty liar who hasn't filed a sing the page of tax returns himself, complains about people with moneyny but lives in the ritz-carlton here down the street. if that is on the agenda, i'm
not going to go there. this is a made-up issue. >> you said you are not going to respond but you call him a dirty liar. you think he is a dirty liar? >> i just said it. >> was it dirty? here is how the democrats responded. >> is it opponent for the demic leader of the senate to make a charge like that with no more evidence than an ano, ma'am mouse source? >> i don't know who harry'd's source is -- -- >> that's the point. >> i know that mitt romney can clear it up in ten seconds. but releasing the 23 years of tax returns that he gave to john mccain when he was vetted for vice president. or 12 years of tarks returns. >> george with the tough questions for both sides this morning. i want to bring in rick klein tonight. and democrats having trouble defending harry reid on this.
but isn't that what the democrats the want here? >> they are taking the bait. harry reid is making wild leads. but it's what they want him to be doing. it may feet good for democrats to blast away at him. but there is a risk in responding. you have republicans complaining about campaign taxes and democrats talking about mitt romney taxing. they would rather talk about that than the obama economy kmch romney challenge is to change the subject and fast. >> rick, thanks to you. over seas and the battle ground of syria's civil war in alep aleppo. and yemen tonight, a new attack from al qaeda. they are suspected in a suicide bombing in a fun roll that killed at least 45 people. many of the dead for civilian fighters who helped the government push back against al
qaeda. and mu promises images tonight from london, a golden night in the olympics. the new prince of england tonight. our jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: usa in bolt did it again. he ran the 100 meeter in 9.6 seconds and the second fasters time ever. the other story on the tram, sanya richards ross and her teammate gets the bronze. meet former competitive swimmer michael phelps. he showed off his gold, the 18th. the first day of light for a retired swimmer. >> 20 years staring at the bottom of a pool is a long time. >> for team usa, a gold in
double tennis for the williams sister. and for serene ya, it's a double gold weekend. yesterday, she won the women's finals. happy? you bet. a dance of delight and then on the olympic courts, call it britain's gold rush. andy murray, a month ago cried after he lost womenabledon to roger federer on the same court today got his win. he got britain another gold. >> go britain! >> reporter: the bbc captured the images of a country of 60 million who can't believe they are in third place in the medal standings behind the u.s. and china. >> i think it's actually what we can do as a country. so we are very, very happy. >> reporter: british pride here is something to see. yesterday, the country won six gold medals, the most its won in
a sing the day since 1908. the entire country, astonished. to be seen around the world as a nation of winners. and well, jolly happy about it too. david? >> great for the uk tonight. jeffrey kofman, thanks. still ahead on "world news" this sunday night, tense moments playing out in nasa tonight. the rover bashling towards mars and the seven minutes about to decide success or failure. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. [ doug's voice ] actually... [ dennis' voice ] an allstate agent can help do the switching and paperwork for you. well, it probably costs a lot. [ dennis' voice ] allstate can save you up to 30% more when you bundle. well, his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. ♪ bundle and save with an allstate agent.
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>> reporter: if it all works, the curiosity rover will hit a hole in one inside a creator with the high temperature is 10 degrees. the next few year, zapping its way around a mountain looking for past or present life on mars. >> it allows us to reach out and touch the surface of another planet. >> reporter: tonight, nasa is keenly aware that the completion $2.5 million mission has a high risk of failure. >> if it fail, we have to understand how it failed. does it mean the end of a program? no, it means we have a set back. >> reporter: right now, we are inside mission control. the landing takes about seven minutes but the signal from mars to earth take about 14 minutes. for seven minutes, the team won't know in the rover is alive or dead. david? >> thanks to you. when we come back, the never before seen images from the man
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temple in oak creek, wisconsin, the first 911 calls coming in at 10:30 this morning. families gathering for a community meal when gun fire broke out. six people killed before police taking the gunman down. he is now among the dead. at tlooes people critically injured including one police officer who responded to the scene. police are tracing a semiautomatic handgun found at the scene. we will have the latest in the morning on "good morning america." i'm david muir. have a good evening. good night. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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