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>> what do you think -- >> no. it's still -- we still consider her >> now, "good morning washington," on your side. we begin with a breaking news alert. >> chaos in las vegas, 58 people killed, over 500 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in history. the shooter, stephen paddock, was found dead in a hotel room. apparently killed himself as -- just before swat teams could break into that hotel room. we are getting live reports from kristin holmes right now, live on the strip with the latest with how things are unfolding there in nevada. >> we just wrapped up a press conference from officials here on the ground in las vegas who are still trying to get to the bott o
why, stephen paddock, the four years old, drove here, check into this hotel thursday night with more than 10 rifles and opened fire on 22,000 people. we have one bit of breaking news in regards to a statement that had been released, an fbi special agent says that law enforcement has made no connection to this terror group, no connection that he was in any way involved with isis, but it still leads to the question of what exactly his motivation was. president trump at the white house, addressing the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. >> it was inactive. both. the fbi and the department of homeland security are working closely with local authorities in the investigation. >> the investigation just beginning a las vegas.
stephen paddock. checking into the mandalay bay resort once a temper 28. in his room, at least 10 rifles. last night, just after 10 p.m., he fired from the 32nd floor into a crowd of about 22,000 concertgoers. police believe that he shot and killed himself prior to their entry into his hotel room. describing a terrifying scene on the ground. >> no matter the direction or where you to cover, there were bodies as part of it and you didn't know where you were safe. cohost of the concert said that his first thought was pyrotechnics. instead it was gunshots >> it seemed like he just wanted to hit that group, as many of them as possible. >> and he succeeded, that was his goal. we know now that there are at least 58 people dead
with more than 515 people who have been hospitalized for their this time.nds during reporting live from las vegas, i'm kristin holmes. autria: kristin, thank you. a short time ago, president trump addressed shooting. let's take a listen to what he had to say. my fellow americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. last night a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert. in las vegas, nevada. he brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. of pure evil. the fbi and the department of homeland security
to assist with the investigation and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it develops. i want to thank the las vegas metropolitan police department. and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts and for helping to save the lives of so many. actedeed with which they his miraculous. and it prevented further loss of life. to have found the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. it shows what true professionalism is all about. hundreds of our fellow citizens are now morning the sudden loss of a loved one. a parent, a child, a brother or sister.
pain, we cannot imagine their loss. to the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you and we ask god to help see you through this very dark time. a recap on what we know about that horrific mass shooting in las vegas, it happened or in a concert. at least 58 people are dead, more than 500 others have been wounded. the suspect has been identified as 64-year-old stephen paddock. police say that he fired hundreds of shots from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel into the crowd below. police found him dead inside that hotel room with at least 10 rifles. his female roommate, marilou is no longer considered a
his home in mesquite, nevada is now being searched. still trying to figure out what motivated the attack. as we said, this is now the deadliest shooting in u.s. history, with 58 people killed. 49 people were killed at the pulse nightclub last year. the third deadliest shooting was virginia tech in april of 2007. the government killed 33 people before killing himself and the fourth deadliest shooting happened in sandy hook back in december of 2012, where the shooter bear killed 27 people. >> some were falling, some were screaming and yelling. were in a tower up on top and everyone said to hit the floor, so everyone is laying on top of each other trying to get out of the way. the shots just kept coming. >> some incredib
overnight. ryan hughes is live in the newsroom with three action from social media. has been pouring in all morning long. let's start with muriel bowser, who says we are all praying for las vegas. that hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims in the first responders who rushed to their aid. you overheard the president thanking those first responders for saving so many people. larry hogan, maryland governor, said the first lady and i are "praying. god bless the first responders." remember gabrielle giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011? she's praying for everyone involved. "no person should endure the horror the las vegas experience last night." then there is mike pence, who said to the family of victims
thehearts and prayers of american people are with you, you have our condolences and sympathy." former president barack obama expressing condolences and offering prayers to the victims. so much reaction pouring in, so many praying for everyone involved. as you mentioned, the deadliest mass shooting in history of the u.s.. thank you, ryan. the airport in las vegas was forced to close but earlier this morning the airport did reopen and flights left, some bound for our area. suzanne kennedy reports from dulles. was a long flight home back here to dulles international airport for leave lastrying to vegas overnight. they arrived just after dawn and learned of the extent of what happened as they were trying to take off. julia lily had been at the concert on friday night.
who were there when the shooting to base. all survived, some were injured. just fleeing, like running into the airport. just running away as fast as they could, dropping their gun, running. >> more than 100 people were on board frontier flight 1148. they were delayed leaving the airport because of what happened at the concert venue. >> in the terminal they were all getting off those planes and something had gone wrong. this man was in las vegas for a wedding, an event overshadowed by the tragedy. >> i cannot believe something like this could be possible. he killed 50 people? 50 people, firing a not a matter where in into a crowd? it's insane, i don't have words for it. >> dozens of
people that arrived here this morning. they were exhausted, somewhere stressed out, but all clearly blue glad to be back home. suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. remember to -- adrianna: remember to stay with us online to follow the latest on the shooting in las vegas. now, to our weather. fall is in full effect. brian van de graaff has a check on the forecast. brian: check out the camera in the capital. to the east, chesapeake a bridge, blue sky as far as the eye can see. we started off many locales in the 30's this morning. right now it's 63 in the valley. manassas, 68. 69 in culpeper. heading out to lunch, running samaritans? getting a bite? your sunglasses, temperatures will be in the low to mid 70's, fridges around average for this
as far as what's happening later this afternoon for the afternoon sports with the kiddos, lots of sunshine, comfortable and pleasant, but for the next couple of days we will see a bit of a warming trend. could be back near 80 on wednesday, and above average week, but the one thing we are missing his rain. more on that coming up in a bit. -- brian: --ght, >> a live look at the las vegas strip. at this .58 people are dead, 500 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. we will have the latest on the investigation happening right now after the break, but first a quick check on the traffic with eric smith. eric: good afternoon, it's a pretty quiet ride overall that one major trouble spot is here on 395 southbound. the
it started on the left side and it will head into the right leg now, that's a bit at her, but watch out for these delays back at seminary road and glebe road. you can see lanes like this heading to the crash scene. hopefully that crash will be clear soon. 390 five northbound. too bad, in pretty good shape there. the downtowns, area, southbound on 29, colesville road, the two right lanes are blocked. there's one lane heading south into downtown silver spring, so expect some extra volume in the mid-they work zone. that's all in the traffic enter
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[gunfire] [shouting] brian: the sounds -- adrianna: the sounds of rapid gunfire, absolutely bone chilling, people scrambling for their lives in las vegas at a country music concert. so many have given their firsthand accounts of that shooting there. robin roberts spoke with one person who is at the jason aldean concert and thought they would not make it out alive. >> the hardest moment for me was i saw six young women, they were maybe 20, 22, they were all crying on the ground. [crying] to be cool, but at the moment i thought of this orlando shooting, we were in a room w
he was, we thought he was just going to jump the fence income shoot us all. i didn't know if that was the right decision. i'm thinking -- am i going to die in this room? and then, and in the shooting stopped. i peeked out the front of the door, pizza my head out. police officer screamed go -- go. i rallied everybody out of that room and we ran towards the further back of the venue. [gunfire] well, right now the search continues for a motive in this deadly shooting. just in the last hour we got an update on the number of victims. police say that the number of people killed stands at 58 and more than 500 others are hurt. ,et's go now to danya bacchus who has been giving us updates all morning long from the strip.
as the death toll and number injured continues to rise , the police in las vegas continue to investigate the motive for the shooting that president trump is calling up your act of evil. >> overnight, terror on the las vegas strip. at least 50 dead in a mass shooting at a music concert near the mandalay bay casino. automaticlobal, the at the route 91 harvest music festival. country start jason aldean, performing onset. >> it sounded like firecrackers and everybody got arnold for a second and then started again. >> panic ensuing, concertgoers scattering. some of them hiding out at the nearby hotel tropicana. first respon
>> we need your truck, we need to get people over to the hospital, ok? an excess ofing at 50 individuals dead and 200 injured. after, swat teams zeroing in on the 32nd floor -- floor of the hotel. >> everyone in the hallway needs to move back. >> breach, breach, breach. >> they set off an explosive device. >> one of my officers was off duty, attending the concert. he lost his life. >> police confirmed that the shooter was dead. abc news learned that he was 64-year-old stephen paddock and overnight and urgent manhunt pursuing his companion, marilou danley, who has the located. a swarm of agencies on the scene to assist with the investigation. eileen: that
thousand was my colleague, matt gutman, wrote earning. police have said they don't believe in was a terrorist attack in that the shooter acted alone. they are calling this a lone wolf attack areas reporting live drum las vegas, donya bacchus. adrianna: you spoke earlier this morning with the suspected gunman's family. how are they reacting to this? eileen: abc news did speak to the brother of stephen paddock, eric paddock, who basically told our reporters that his family was in shock and disbelief, they can't believe what's happened and they said that they knew we were going to dig into the brothers past, as we usually do in these situations and he said they would find nothing. thank you so much for the update. be sure to stay with us online and that wjla.com for the latest . you can also follow us on facebook and twitter.
feels like fall. last week we had -- brian: humidity. adrianna: and this week? brian: the morning, chile this morning in the burbs. each day i think we will tack on a few degrees, back in the 80's by late in the week. brian: oh, ok. [laughter] cool morningsave with mild afternoons, which is typical for this time of year. taking a look at the hyatt regency cam, lots of blue skies with a few loud popping up here and there, lots of blue as far as the eye can see. 69 degrees in the city. wind out of the south southeast, the air remains dry as far as that comfort actor. allergies this weekend were pretty intense area but from our latest reports from friends of the army extract lab, weed and mold was in the low category and nonetheless, you might need
walking the dog this afternoon? should be a beautiful, pleasant afternoon. if you are out later you will want a jacket because it will get cooler for the afternoon, absolutely spectacular weather out there. big picture, nothing happening. nothing headed our way anytime soon. high-pressure is in charge, nice weather with mild afternoons and each day getting rest of the warmer. through the overnight hours we will see some 50's into the mix later tonight and when you wake up tomorrow morning, 40's and 50's in frederick and martinsburg. milder by the bay, the influence of the warm day water, 61 in annapolis. i will tell you, as far as the average first frost in the first few weeks of october, i'm not seeing that right now, but typically we are getting close to the time when we do start to see the first frost. speaking of the forecast
you can't even explain what happened. >> he just kept going and it was nonstop. hundreds of cops came down. >> we heard several series of pops in a row. at first we thought it was just bottle rockets going off. it didn't; fire or anything. -- it didn't sound like gunfire or anything. we looked around and we saw them yank the jason aldean performers offstage. >> i saw jason aldean drop his guitar and i'm like -- i'm out of or, ok? >> it's one of those things that is surreal, you don't realize what's goin
moment. i'm just thankful for all of our friends getting out and hopeful for anyone the got hurt that they had a quick recovery. >> people didn't understand when it started that the shooting was happening. they were like in a frozen moment and i was like -- man, i hope that these people don't get hit. >> all units, move back. we continuerianna: to follow the latest out of las vegas, nevada. people are dead, over 500 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored is ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs. but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high.
. adrianna: fall feels like it's here. brian: yeah, in the mornings, but in the afternoons, we are in the mid 70's today and for the next couple of days we will take a run at the 80's. towards there is a and friday we are definitely warming up, so don't put away all of your warm weather gear. you need a combo. we will get back to the further .tretch the hard frost has taken a toll on me. brian: fall, and -- adrianna:
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breaking news alert. adrianna: 58 people in las vegas, now confirmed dead. 500 or more are hurt. the rapid gunfire sending a crowd of 22,000 scrambling for safety. theld trump spoke about tragedy little while ago. let's listen. americans we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. last night a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert. at a country music concert in las vegas, nevada. overutally murdered 100 -- 50 people and wounded hundreds more. an active. the. the fbi and department of homeland security
are working closely with local authorities to assist with the investigation and they will provide updates as to the investigation and how it developed. i want to thank the las vegas metropolitan police department and all of the first responders for their courageous efforts and for helping to save the lives of so many. the speed with which they acted is iraqi lists. and it prevented further loss of life. to have found of the shooter so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. it shows what true professionalism is all about. hundreds of suddenly morning with the loss of
parent or child, a brother or sister. we cannot fathom their pain or imagine their loss. victims,milies of the we are praying for you and we are here for you. and we ask to help see you .hrough this very dark period scripture chicas -- teaches us the lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. we seek comfort in those words, but we know that god lives in the hearts of those who grieve. to the wounded, who are now recovering in hospital's, we are praying for your full and speedy recovery and we pledge to you are support from this day forward. i have directed that are great flag we flown at half staff in memory of the fallen. i will be
wednesday to meet with law-enforcement, first responders, and the families of the victims. horrornts of tragedy and , america comes together as one. and it always has. we call upon the bonds that unite us, our faith, our family, and our shared values. we call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity. our unity cannot be shattered by evil. our bonds cannot be broken by violence. and though we feel such rate anger at this senseless murder it is fellow citizens, our love that defines us today. it always will, forever. in times such as these i know we are searching for some kind of
the answers do not come easy. in we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightens by a single light and the most can bee despair illuminated by a single ray of hope. last night around 10:00 vegas time the shots rang out as as the gophers packed success. now authorities are trying to figure out what led the gunman to open fire. matt gutman has more on the terrifying moments from las vegas. >> overnight, terror on the strip. 50 dead at a mass shooting at a music concert at the mandalay bay casino on the las vegas strip. automatic gunfire, wringing out
route 91 harvest music festival. ,he country star, jason aldean performing outset. >> it sounded like firecrackers and everybody got startled for a second and a few seconds later it started again. everybody i saw said hit the deck. >> panic in suing, concertgoers scattering, some by -- some in the basement of the nearby hotel tropicana. >> we need to get people over to the hospital, ok? >> we are looking at an access of 50 individuals dead and over 200 injured. swatortly after 11:20, .eams are bit -- zeroing in >> reach, breach. >> they set off an explosive device. >> one of my officers was off duty, te
he lost his life. wrecks police confirmed that the shooter was .ead at 1:30 a.m. overnight, and urgent manhunt for his companion. marilou danley, she has been located. this morning, a swarm of federal agencies are on the scene to assist with the investigation. here is what we have right now, 58 people are dead, about 715 are injured. the shooter has been identified who killedpaddock, himself. was wanted for questioning but was found outside the country. he is not linked to international terrorism. he did recently. -- purchase a home outside las vegas. firearms in his hotel were in excess of 10 items
guns. this is now the deadly shooting in u.s. history with 58 killed. 49 were killed at the pulse nightclub last year. virginia deadliest was tech in 2009. this fourth deadliest shooting happened at connecticut. of 2012, thater shooter killed 27 people. be sure to stay with us for the latest on the shooting in las vegas. you can also look for updates on facebook and twitter. switching gears to the weather in our area, meteorologist brian van de graaff is here with a check on the forecast. brian: it's obviously been very busy this season, but this is just day today. cyclone negativity not expected in the next 48 hours to notice servants
azores of the western atlantic, which is good news for the national hurricane center. through the afternoon, temperatures are what you are seeing right now. warm, not muggy, looking pretty good, but remember the sun sets the 6:00 hour. temperatures going back and as far as tonight's temperatures, we probably will not see the 30 possibly soft, but we could see more in ashburn, germantown, clicking in. tomorrow, very similar, a cool start in the low-to-mid 70's. friday,nto the thursday coming wednesday, it will start to feel like a persimmon eplus. -- upper 70's. it will feel like sunlight as we head into the fall, so don't put away the summer gear yet. i think some more cool air could be coming in.
>> you are watching abc seven news on your side. adrianna: reactions are coming in following the las vegas shooting. we're hearing from some people who are at the concert about where the shots were fired into the crowd. strikingght, tragedy the route 91 concert festival. a lone gunman opening fire in las vegas. quickly the reactions on social media began pouring in. country music singer jason aldean performing on stage when the fateful shots began.
minutes before his performance, he talked about his excitement. itwe are looking forward to being a good night, for sure. on instagram afterwards that his thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in a hurt his heart to think that it would happen to anyone who was coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. nick miller, watching it unfold from the crowd. >> i thought it was just fireworks. sounded like machine gun fire. >> jay cullen was on stage minutes before. and then two hours later, this chilling tweet, "i witnessed the most unimaginable event. we are ok others are not. please pray. music's the guest stars offerings or. mariah carey saying that her thoughts are with the victims and their families. fleeing the scene, reminiscent of previous mass casualties involving concerts. earlier this year a suicide bomber detonating explosives in
injuring 116. killing 22. and this attack in front of a sold-out crowd in paris. the gunman opening fire, killing 89 people trapped inside of a concert hall. knowre is what we now about the gunman. he is 64 years old, from mesquite, nevada. room into a the crowd of thousands of concertgoers. swat teams stormed the room and found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. police found more than 10 rifles in that hotel room. they say he had in there since september 28 and brought the guns and incrementally. the police department there said outside a no history citation. we know he had a pilot's license and a license to hunt in alaska and had no known connection to international terrorism. be sure to stay with us online at wjla.com for the latest on the shooting
las vegas. follow us for up to the second updates on facebook and twitter. were justly, we talking, fall is giving us a bit of a tease. brian: take a look at these show you thist to quickly. a lot of 30's out there. some were down at freezing, we definitely had a crisp start. tonight, not what is cold to start off, but it will still be crisp. take a look at the live level -- live weatherbug camera, 66 degrees right now, settling in below average but we will do clip -- we will be getting closer this afternoon. still some low color happening out there, a lot of people have been asking when it's 20 start happening and typically around here it's later into october let's you are way west into western maryland. that i will tell you some of the factors to look for. look for a wet growing season, cool
an abnormally dry september could have an impact on that color as we had deeper into the foliage season. through the afternoon, anything going on outdoors, kids afternoon sports, taking a dog for the walk, you are good to go. but these temperatures are feeling even better because the humidity is low. a light, comfortable breeze, a fantastic evening through the overnight hours, nothing much on futurecast, just a few scattered clouds, lots of 50's, 51 in leesburg, 52 anders. it will be cool and tomorrow afternoon we are back into the mitts of the's. these temperatures each day will go up a few degrees. cool evenings with mainly clear skies, each day we tack on a few more degrees. you can see it on tuesday and wednesday with all of that sunshine, thursday, low-to-mid 80's, friday is important, that is when playoff baseball starts
mid 80's, partly sunny skies with clouds rolling in saturday but honestly i'm not seeing much in the way of rain. the next chance for any moisture around here won't happen until monday or tuesday of the and even then a slim chance. looking at the drought record its abnormally dry, so if we keep this pattern going, not necessarily a good thing for the water table. some of the kids were asking this weekend, if it's dry now, what you think about the big snow? don't even go there. all right, thanks, brian. coming up, another live picture of the las vegas strip, a concert venue turned into a bloodbath last night. 58 were killed in a mass shooting on the las vegas strip. much more on the
w m z q morning host was at the las vegas venue that was attacked, performing with his band. autria godfrey spoke to him this morning. autria: appreciate the time you're taking to speak with us. the raging idiots. you guys were just playing the festival this past weekend? >> we played on saturday night. fan orientedsuch a culture. country music is all about the fans, you know? i woke up like you guys at 1:30 this morning and saw that two people had been killed,
artist. everyone worrying about all the people that were there at the event. the crowd was so fun. to look now, to see what happened last night, it's really tragic. mary: can you tell us what you could see from your vantage point there? the area, 10,000 people, in a kind of limited area, only a few exit points allow you to get out in an emergency. 13,000 of 14,000 with the bleachers on the side? and it's not a super open area to walk in. so, there are exits, 10, 12, 13 egg it's where people have to check in and check the wrist trying to get out, it's not like a big wide open area. autria: can
stage as far as the vantage point that this shooter would have from the 32nd floor of mandalay bay? how close are we talking to where you have got those 10,000 people crammed into a small space? >> of the mandalay bay is behind where the stage is. when we play, we don't see it. anything that was coming down from the 32nd floor is coming from not only up high, but also from behind as well. when we were on stage, we didn't see the hotel. they don't see a gun coming to them because it is coming from behind and over the top. autria: just absolute sitting ducks, there. i've been following all morning long on twitter. you are plugged into the country music scene, like you said. i understand that somebody backstage got struck and that there were bullet holes in the bus. >> oh, i can tell you that, the country music
is so close. the artists, even the players, like the guys, the guitar players, the drummers, without giving details, because i don't know who has been notified of had yet, one of the players someone with them that was struck. there were bullet holes in the bus. the stage was hit. a lot of the people were there playing on the side, watching the show. i just got a note, this just came across, there were people that i know that actually lost a couple of people that were with them. we are just finding out. only 4:30 in the morning and they are only just now starting to gather information to be able to put it out there. and that was bobby bones from 98.7. st
brian: we've got cool mornings and mild afternoons for the next couple of days and it will feel warmer by midweek. wednesday, the average high 73. into the weekend of the temperatures are warming nicely as we head into the start of the nationals playoffs and fingers crossed, it should be better next week with an even slighter chance. adrianna: thanks, brian. thanks for joining us this midday.
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