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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the school shooting late today. the images coming in right now from outside denver. multiple victims injured. police rushing to the scene. shots were being fired as the officers were arriving. also tonight, the tornado watches as we come on. the ominous clouds, hail, high winds already. multiple states and moving east. rob marciano on where he's most concerned tonight. the police body cam just released this evening. you can see officers approaching this home, this fence. behind it, a 14-year-old boy playing with other kids with a bb gun. the officer warns him to put the gun down and shoots less than a second later. the boy is hit and now the internal investigation. president trump and his former white house counsel don mcgahn and his notes inside the white house. congress now wants them. the president tonight is blocking it.
the desperate search for a missing 4-year-old girl growing tonight. her step-father telling police they were attacked on the highway. new questions tonight after that peaker jet came down on that runway, igniting into a ball of flames. what they're now asking about the pilots. the stock market down more than 400 points today. what's driving it? news tonight on those multiple gas explosions that led to more than 120 fires. homes going up in flames. what we've now learned. and the royal baby. when will we see the baby, the name, and what william and kate revealed today. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a very b shting, mul injuries. this time, outside denver. and what is somewhat different about this case so gunshots rep at a public charter school near the end of the school day, triggering a massive show of force tonight. police, the atf, the fbi. officers taking two suspects
into custody. several people have been rushed to area hospitals tonight. and parents governmentering a mile away, waiting for word on their loved ones. abc's chief national correspondent matt gutman has late reporting tonight, and the images coming in now. >> reporter: tonight, terror in that stem school outside denver. an army of law enforcement officers descending on the scene after gunfire erupted just after lunchtime. >> as officers were arriving at the school, they could still hear gunshots. >> reporter: the school of over 1,800 students immediately put on lockdown. one sixth grader describing scene. >> i was doing work in study hall and then i see just a bunch of kids running out and saying, "school shooter, school shooter" and i'm like, what? what, is this real or fake? and i just go after them. >> reporter: some students running, others loaded into buses. anguish etched onto parents' faces.
>> i just want to get to my son and hold him and make sure he's okay. he's terrified. >> reporter: officers on the hunt for shooters. >> one suspect at large wearing a white hoodie, writing all over it. >> reporter: and then word two suspects apprehended. police describing them as juveniles. >> we got two in custody now and we're putting together a couple of rescue teams. >> reporter: officering going floor by floor as parents waited for word. >> lots of cars, lots of police and ambulances are all in there. my third grade daughter is still in there. my sixth grader did get out. >> give me a name, i can ask. >> reporter: parents running to their children, hugging each other in relief. seven people wounded, in the hospital tonight. >> reporter: let's bring in matt gutman with us live tonight. police were there within minutes, as you reported, and quickly apprehending those suspects? >> reporter: that's right. and despite those shots being fired, they ran right into the
school and found those suspects, immediately taking them in alive. but david, that school was so large that it took officers and s.w.a.t. teams two hours to clear the entire thing and to clear that lockdown over. david? >> matt gutman leading us off tonight on this fast-moving story. matt, thank you. we are also following the severe weather threat as we come on tonight. there are tornado watches in five states at this hour. already dangerous winds tonight. storm trackers chasing this super cell in kansas today. lighting revealing a possible n tornado striking. the whole system is slowly moving east. we have the track tonight. and abc's clayton sandell is in the storm zone. >> reporter: tonight, millions in the southern plains are in the weather bulls eye, nervously watching the skies, facing a chan dangerous night ahead. up to baseball-sized hail and strong tornadoes are possible. this amid flash flood warnings in the houston area, rainfall rates of more than two inches per hour. >> you can see a lot of ponding. we're seeing some cars really struggling actually to get
around here. >> reporter: more than 100 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours. this team chasing a tornado-warned supercell in kansas. >> on the ground, guys! >> reporter: four reported tornadoes in the region. this possible twister in edwards county. hail blanketing roads south of topeka. new video showing the power of sunday's storms. lightning striking the airport tarmac in hutchinson, kansas. in lincoln, nebraska, winds gusting to 90 miles per hour, ripping apart this backyard. and david, we understand there's already one dangerous tornado about 50 miles from us here in amarillo. this entire region is under a tornado watch throughout the night and that is when officials warn these storms are the most dangerous. david? >> we can see that darkened sky right there behind you. clayton, thank you. let's get right to rob marciano with the trouble spots right now. hey, rob. >> reporter: hi, david. get right to the radar. we have tornadoes on the ground, large multivortex tornadoes reported. this one between amarillo and
lubbock. and more storms firing up. several states under tornado watches across a stationary boundary, as well. so, a dangerous next several hours ahead. and watch the future radar, as th these storms congeal over oklahoma city and then again over oklahoma city by the rush hour tomorrow morning. dangerous winds with this and big hail. and then, extending into little rock and the mississippi valley on thursday. so, three solid dads of severe weather. david? >> that's right. stay tuned to your local stations. rob, thank you. we're going to turn next tonight, in the meantime, to the controversial body cam video just released. on it, a police officer shooting a 14-year-old boy. you can see the police officer shouting "show me your hands, drop it," then firing less than a second after the warning. police say the boy was armed with a bb gun. he was playing with others in that yard. there is now an internal investigation tonight. and here's abc's steve osunsami with the images from oklahoma city. >> hey, they're back there.
>> reporter: the family of the teenager about to be wounded in this newly released video says this is an example of police misconduct. >> hey, police department, come on out. >> reporter: the oklahoma city police department tells it differently, saying that sergeant kyle holcumb is sensing potential danger and is about to defend himself. on the other side of this fence is 14-year-old lorenzo clerkley jr. and his friends, playing with bb guns at an abandoned house on march 10th. you hear the officer say he thinks they're firing a cap gun and not a real one. >> viner 33, i think it's a cap gun, but they are shooting something off. >> reporter: from a distance, he now appears to see a gun, and then yells to the teenager. >> show me your hands, drop it. drop the gun. >> reporter: we timed it. the eighth grader had a sixth of a second to react and was hit twice. >> you're okay. >> reporter: police tonight are sharing this photo of the bb gun they recovered, saying it looked real.
the boy's family says he didn't have a gun on him when he was shot. >> steve with us live tonight. we know the boy is recovering, but there is an internal investigation tonight? >> reporter: david, this investigation is continuing, but authorities point out that their officer has not been charged by prosecutors and as such, is already back on the job. meanwhile, this teenager is healing from two bullet wounds. david? >> steve osunsami, thank you. now, to the newest fight between the president and some members of congress. they now want to know what white house counsel don mcgahn witnessed inside the white house. he revealed a lot to robert mueller, but this question -- will he reveal it to the american people? not if the president has his way. and here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: he was the white house lower on the inside. the man who heard it all and took notes on everything. and today, the trump administration made it clear it does not want don mcghan cooperating with congressional investigators, ordering him not to comply with a subpoena
demanding his records from the mueller probe. democrats are enraged. >> every day, he's obstructing justice by saying this one shouldn't testify and that one shouldn't testify. >> reporter: mcgahn played a key role in the special counsel's investigation into whether president trump obstructed justice. cited more than any other witness in the mueller report, 157 sometimes. he told report mueller's team the president repeatedly asked him to have mueller fired. mcgahn said he refused and also refused to lie about it later. and he documented it all in extensive notes. today, in a letter to the house judiciary committee, the current white house counsel wrote mcgahn was allowed to share his records with mueller with clear understanding that the records remain subject to the control of the white house for all purposes. the president has already implied he'll try to block mcgahn from testifying. >> i don't think i can let him and then tell everybody else you can, because especially him because he was a counsel. >> reporter: democrats are bracing for a long showdown.
>> trump is goading us to impeach him. that's what he's doing. every single day, he's just like taunting, taunting, taunting. >> cecilia vega live at the white house tonight. and cecilia, congress wants to see don mcgahn's notes, they want him to testify, as you just reported there, but what kind of legal standing does the white house have to try to block this from happening? >> reporter: well, david, the white house seems to be gearing up to exert executive privilege, blocking don mcgahn from testifying on certain topics. the democrats are certain to challenge that. they say that president trump gave up his executive privilege card when he allowed don mcgahn to participate in the mueller probe. one thing seems certain tonight, we are likely looking at a long legal fight ahead. >> all right, cecilia, thank you, as always. tonight, georgia has now outlawed most abortions in that state. the republican governor signed a new law criminalizing apportion once a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. legal challenges are expected. supporters of the law hope the
challenge will go to the supreme court, where rowe v wade could face a challenge. there is a desperate search tonight for a missing 4-year-old girl in houston. volunteers are now joining houston police at this hour, looking for malia davis, who needs special medical care. her step-father says she was abducted by three men in a pickup truck after he says they were targeted on the highway. abc's maggie rulli is in texas tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the search for 4-year-old malia davis intense giving outside houston. >> i just want to find her. i just want to find her. >> reporter: she also requires constant care after multiple brain surgeries. her step-father, darion vence, says he was driving with malia and her 2-year-old half-brother to pick up her mother at the airport when he stopped to check a tire. he says that's when a blue pickup similar to this one pulled up. >> two hispanic males get out. one of them
the other male hits darion in the head. >> reporter: he says he was beaten unconscious, waking up on the side of this highway nearly 24 hours later on saturday night. his 2-year-old with him. but his car and maleah gone. >> we'd love for the public to help us so we can fill in the blanks in this story. >> reporter: david, malia was reportedly removed from her family's hope last august amid allegations of physical abuse. david, the family was later cleared. david? >> maggie, thank you. and next this evening, new questions after that deadly emergency landing at the airport in moscow. you remember those pictures. the plane slamming into the runway and erupting into flames after turning back to the airport, just 28 minutes into the flight. tonighio n pilo abc's senior foreign correspondent ian pannell. >> reporter: tonight, investigators probing that deadly runway inferno, reportedly zeroing in on the actions of the pilot. >> what we saw was a botched landing. a landing that went awry and it
hit so hard that it broke the airplane up and caused that horrific fire. >> reporter: the haunting screams of passengers captured on video from inside the cabin. 41 people died, including american jeremy brooks. a russian newspaper now reporting investigators believe the pilot rushed that emergency landing, instead of dumping the plane's fuel in the air. >> under normal circumstances, the pilots would dump fuel, but there were potential electrical problems caused by the lightning strike, which is why they landed with so much gas in the airplane. >> reporter: tonight, survivors describing a harrowing scene. one man telling russian media he was the last to make it out alive. the back of the plane soaked in gas. everyone behind him unable to escape. david, there are still questions about whether a lightning strike played a role here. and investigators looking at the slow response time. why did fire crews only get to the plane after it had landed and was already on fire? david? >> all right, ian pannell with
us tonight. thank you, ian. in a the major t home this headline on the economy tonight, after that soaring jobs report late last week. tonight, something different now driving the market down. in fact473 points toy. its biggest drop since january. the fall comes after a tweet from the president, new threats against china tonight. abc's eva pilgrim live at the new york stock exchange. 'have a, what's behind it? >> reporter: david, the uncertainty of what's to come causing serious jimmer ejitter street. the president's threat to drastically increase tariffs on chinese goods putting pressure on trade negotiations. the clock is ticking. those new tariffs set to go into effect friday. experts say the fallout of a trade war could be huge with consumers feeling the brunt of it. now, china's top economic adviser is expected in washington thursday and friday. but for now, all eyes watching and waiting to see if these two sides can come to an agreement. david? >> all right, eva pilgrim in lower manhattan tonight. thank you. now, to the royal baby tonight. a boy for harry and meghan, of
course. and tonight, we now hear from william and kate. abc's linsey davis from windsor castle. >> reporter: a royal celebration today in honor of the newest member of one of the most famous families in the world. the queen at windsor with prince philip this afternoon may be the first royal to meet the baby. >> congratulations, another great grandchild. >> i know. >> how many of them have you got now? >> eight. >> reporter: both will and kate in the dark about the big question that still looms. >> we look forward to meeting him and to finding out what his name's going to be. >> reporter: tonight, bets are on alexander as the favorite followed by arthur, james and spencer, princess diana's maiden name. harry, notably close to his late mother. but the royal highnesses remain tight-lipped, and baby sussex relatively quiet, as well. the couple is said to have enjoyed a peaceful first night. prince william warning that won't last. >> i'm very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.
>> reporter: for now, harry absolutely gushing in the first hours of fatherhood. >> it's been the most amazing experience i can ever possibly imagine. >> we love seeing harry like that. lindsey davis with us tonight from wind sour. tomorrow the big day, linsey? >> reporter: tomorrow is the big reveal, david. we're finally going to get a chance to see the baby, the moment so many have been waiting for with baited breath. harry and meghan doing things their own way, spending the time together privately first as a family before stepping back out into the spotlight with their new bundle of joy. david? >> linsey davis across the pond for us tonight. linzie, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the emergency landing here in the u.s. the passenger jet coming down. emergency crews were put on stand-by. what the pilot reported. also tonight, the bartender charged, accused of overserving a customer. that customer then shot and killed eight people, including his ex-wife. and this question -- can the bartender be held responsible for any of it? and the new development
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found this out to the president of ferris state, university. bit the virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of michigan and the board of trustees, on behalf of president isler and ferris state trustees, i confer upon you, shondra wilson, the bachelor's degree you have earned, with all rights, privileges pertaining thereto. please move your tassel from your right to your left. >> reporter: mother and son embrace. both earning their bachelors degrees on the same day in the same moment, starting their next chapter together. >> we love seeing that. mom deserves her moment, too. i hope to see you right back breaking news in colorado where at least eight people have been injured in a school
shooting near denver. two suspects were arrested and the sheriff's office believes both are students. tactical teams went room to room looking for more victims andpot >> students found themselves caught in the middle of the cha chaos. >> we heard there was a lockdown but we thought it was a drill until we saw the officer with a patrol rifle. tens of other police cars coming our way and the paramedic eventually. >> the school is a public charter school with more than 1800 students. the shootig comes weeks after the 20th anniversary of the at tack at columbine high school, that high school just about seven miles away. >> you can see the massive police response on the left side of your screen. you can still see some of the officers' cars. you can stay up to date on this story through the abc seven
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