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yes, yes, he was aiming at the kid that was shot first. >> searching for a motive. this morning, it's still unclear why a young gamer opened florida. we're also this morning learning brand-new information about the victims. thank you for joining us. >> that gunman opened fire at a crowded video game tournament. two people killed and nearly a dozen others injured before police say the suspect took his own life. here's the latest in this investigation and reaction from survivors. >> reporter: gunshots ringing out at a video game tournament
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in jacksonville, florida, captured during a >>. [ . >> pop, pop, pop, like it didn't stop. >> all the gamers were competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars in this year's championship tournament. >> my first reaction, i heard the shots and i thought, why is there firecrackers in here? and i got hit and i have never been shot before. >> reporter: just moments before the shooting, the live stream even captures a laser dot on one player's chest. >> yes, yes, he was aiming at the kid that was shot first. >> reporter: authorities are not yet confirming those details, so far telling ab ining abc news t the process of investigating the shooting and searching the
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suspect's home in baltimore. why the suspect went on a rampage remains unknown, but witnesses say he lost in this tournament early. the outcome, according to authorities, could have been much worse if not for a group of firefighters who happened to be nearby conducting a training session. >> so we looked over, and there were people swarming up the road, you don't think about it, you just do what you can to help. >> reporter: one of the victims killed in the shooting has been identified as 25-year-old elijah clayton of california and at last check, six people remain hospitalized. redwood city based ea sports released this statement saying the tragic situation that occurred sunday in jacksonville was a senseless act of violence that we strongly condemn. our most heart felt sympathies go out to the families of the victims whose lives were taken today and those who were injured. competitors here in the bay area
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are reacting with shock about the shooting, complexity gaming founder jason legg says one of their gamers were injured. like any other competition, gamers can get too involved in the game. >> i have heard some of the competitors get a little bit salty, which is the term that we use, just stand outside, come back when you're ready. >> reporter: cool off? >> cool off basically. >> reporter: these competitors from ea sports sometimes travel across the country to participate. the madden game is one of ea sports' most popular games. you can download our abc7 news app. it will send out news alerts as they happen. the nation is getting ready to pay tribute to senator john mccain. >> reporter: as the tributes for
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six term senator john mccain continue to pour in. >> you can't replace a man like that, everyone looked up to him, everyone respected him. >> the mccain family now shares the senator's final message. >> i have often observed that i am the luckiest person on earth. i feel that way even now as i prepare for the end of my life. >> reporter: mccain mr. lwill l state at the arizona state capitol until ends which would have been his 82nd birthday. there were services on friday. mccain's body will then lie in state at the capitol rotunda and after stopping at the vietnam war memorial on saturday, former presiden presidents george w. bush and barack obama will eulogize the
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senator as his laid to rest on saturday. more acts of reverence happening even across the globe. te house, the american flag raised back to short staff shortly after midnight on monday. while at the capitol, the flag remaining at half staff. >> senators chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell are now requesting threquest ing flags at all government buildings remain at half staff until after senator mccain is laid to rest at the cemetery at annapolis. we're now nine months into legal recreational use of marijuana in california and today the chp is discussing one of the results, a rise in >> reporter: colorado as you may
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know, legalized marijuana a few years before california legalized recreational marijuana. so she's teaching the lessons they have learned to bay area law enforcement. >> with the new marijuana laws and impairment, we want to make sure that everybody's on board and has the same knowledge. >> reporter: recreational marijuana became legal on january 1, police say that people driving under the influence of marijuana has increased drivers under the influence of marijuana can show similar characteristics of a drunk driver, including waving on the road and traveling at an unsafe speed. >> we see people who are under the influence of marijuana, they drive slower than the speed
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limit, which is an indication that somebody might be impaired. >> reporter: they say unlike alcohol, there's no legal limit for marijuana under california law and tests for marijuana are often in court. they argue that in the courtroom, they argue common sense, if someone is under the influence impairing their ability to drive. >> a lot of people think if they can drive high on marijuana and it be okay. it's not. it does impair your judgment, it slows your judgment down and it -- you know, people crash and just like they would when they're drunk on alcohol. >>. >> reporter: and a reminder you can get a ticket for having marijuana in your car just like an open container violation for alcohol. what you need to do to avoid getting that ticket, that marijuana needs to be less than an ounce, in a sealed package and in your trunk. >> swr we have new details this sland a san jose fire truck. a
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investigators say michael tran slammed into the back of the fire truck early saturday morning as firefighters responded to another crash on highway 101 near coyote creek. tran told police he thought he had autopilot on at the time. paramedics treated tran and his passenger for minor injuries. we have breaking news out of southern california, the holy fire in southern california has reignited. this is brand-new video you're looking at just into the abc7 newsroom. this fire was fully contained by cal fire this morning. but video from a stationary camera showed active flames and massive plumes of smoke. no o struur ge. the fire is currently 40 acres, and it's outside of fire containment lines.
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>> certainly we have gotten a little cooler here in the bay area. >> it's going to be pretty hazy today, but the forecasts according to the air quality emergency management district the forecast is for the air quality to stay among moderate levels. we're going to get close to maybe unhealthy for sensitive groups as that smoke moves down from the north, so we should be okay. but look how close the unhealthy care could be later on today, as we look at the western parts of alameda county, right outside of the central valley, that's where the air quality warming corresponde continues tomorrow for about another 24 and a half hours, and see how it spreads out through the central valley and into the
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island. officials say a construction mishap sparked the fire, it involved two propane tanks, the statue of liberty was eventually evacuated and officials say the propane tanks still need to cool. president trump plans to end the north american free trade agreement, otherwise known as nafta, he plans to call his hiss the united states tree trade agreement. president trump made the announcement from the oval office this morning. >> we'll be negotiating with canada relatively soon. they want to negotiate very badly. but one way or the other, we have a deal with canada, either it will be a tariff on cars or another kind of deal. >> it's not clear when any of today's announcement will actually take effect. a uld still have to be
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ratified by congress. new moms who use pot could be exposing theircademyf pediatrics. and thc in their milk could linger for up to six days. it's not clear how-more studies need to be done to determine the full impact. in the meantime, the association discourages smoking pot while pregnant. over the years our community has certainly supported the giants and this is one of those days where the giant is supporting us back. abc7 news reporter amy holyfield is live for us in san francisco. hi, amy. >> good morning, reggie. there are some big name giant alums out here today and they are all smiles and say this is all four fun. but they're world class athletes, they still have that competitive drive inside of them and say today they actually do kind of want to beat each other. they may be playing nicely
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together on the baseball field, but former san francisco giants came together today to tee off against each other and players like cody ross says they will be hard on each other today. >> of course, we're trying to beat each other. but we're here to have fun and, you know, again, just support and, you know--but we do get a little competitive still. >> they are here at harding park in san francisco for a giant cause, the giants community fund which supports the junior giants. the tournament is named after hall of famer and former giant willie mccovey, who welcomed the players on this foggy august morning. >> i'm just honored that you guys would come and support the giants community fund. that means a lot to me. >> reporter: the alums say they love to support the cause and getting together. >> it's almost like a brotherhood, when we get to see each other again, it's like catching up on old times and it just brings a smile to your face. >> reporter: and even though the
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current giants aren't looking too good on the baseball field this season, these alum have their backs. >> i support them, i watch them, i try to give my two cents when i can, you know, to some of my buddies who are still on the team, but it's just -- they're in the grind, and they're trying as hard as they can. nobody wants to win worse than they do. so we just have to keep supporting them. >> i ask >> reporter: i asked him who he still talks to, he said his former teammates, buster, bum, it's cool to hear about their friendships and how they stick by each other and they have come together for a good cause. as willie mccovey said in his opening remarks, now if we could only get the sun to come out. making changes following complaints, where lyft won't drop you off in one part of san francisco. and we're going to open up
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the weather window and show you the last few days of fogust. it's out there once again as amy mentioned. it's going to keep our
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i want to revisit the hawaiian island. on the next couple of hours on kauai, a flood watch is in effect, you can see some heavy rain there and just to the southwest. most of this is going to stay away, what you're seeing is the trade winds and the typical showers and thunderstorms they get this time of year, so the
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effects of lane just about over. head down to the shark tank, next month, getting it going again, this is where see more sunshine as we get to san francisco and the coast. fog in most neighborhoods and the clouds will return. and through the weekend, this pattern is going to continue through the early parts of september. this is supposed to be some of our warmest times of the year ahead of us in the next five or six weeks. we have this persistent area of high pressure that keeps pumping in this alaskan air conditioning. the temperature is below average but also why we're bringing some of that smoke down from the north. 78 in san jose, as you get
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towards los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy, 65 degrees. gorgeous weather, if you like the 70s, low 70s at that, to upper 60s. even at the coast, low 60s for the most part, mid 60s in downtownusalito. we have got some low to mid 70s, and then you get a little bit farther to the north, we have mid 80s. so nothing extreme right there. upper 60s to low 70s in berkeley, as we go into the east bay valley, air conditioning? maybe not, but you're the closest to see bad air quality through the night. giants forecast, it's going to be 60, a little bit of a breeze. we have got some delays at sfo,
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because of the low clouds there, so make sure you check ahead. sunshine at noon, and by 8:00, and down into midnight, temperatures dropping from the 60s into the 50s. and that's what we'll end up overnight in the low to upper 50s. tomorrow a little bit cooler as we get a little deeper into this cold front and then you can see we moderate the temperatures a couple of degrees, but morning clouds, afternoon sunshine and fogust is going to roll into the weekend. saturday a little bit cooler for the weekend. and i'm watching some showers for saturday over the northern part of our area. it's kind of far away, but i thought i would mention it. we'll keep an eye on it in case you're heading up north this weekend. in san francisco, lyft is permanently moving pickups and dropoffs from a busy portion of olympia street after some complaints about people double
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parking. this is a geo fence, basically an area that is fenced off within the lyft app. valencia between 16th and 19th streets is now under that fence. a pilot program was apparently run pretty well between march and june, so they decided to extend this permanently. lyft customers are now being directed to specific pickup points that are now on the side streets. food, drinks, good music, we're going to show you the fund-raiser that brought hundreds of people together. including mike
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hundreds after people opening their wallets to support the taylor foundation. so there was food, music, the kids. this was the annual day in the park event. the foundation sends kids with chronic conditions and life threatening conditions to camp arroyo in livermore. and sue hall, there's me and my husband phil. this is my third year going, you've been going for how many years now?
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>> 10. >> nice. >> it all started with sheryl jennings 28 years ago when it t was just a pediatric aids event or try to bring awareness to paediatric aids and now it's spread and there's so many kids each year going to this camp. >> i should add that the money that's raised from here are so that the parents are not burdened by the cost of the camp. so because of these fund-raisers, all the costs are
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