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he was just firing into the he was just firing into the biggest bu he was just firing into the biggest bunch of people he could find. >> this morning on "world news now," a deadly shooting rampage. >> just like, shoot once, then he like stopped, then he just started shooting repeatedly. >> dozens of people running for their lives. >> we could smell the gunpowder. you could hear the screams. >> what was supposed to be a fun-filled day at an annual northern california festival ended in chaos and confusion. >> this guy that was -- that looked like it was a sheriff, and i thought he hit the trigger by accident. but when i saw him loading the gun and pointing at everybody, that is when i knew he wasn't the police. >> police urging people to stay away from the scene this this morning on "world news now," live coverage of the deadly festival shooting.
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good morning. thank you for joining us. we are going to get straight to the latest on that deadly shooting attack in northern california. >> it sent people in the city of gilroy running for their lives. this was billed as a family-friendly festival. one couple was seen pushing their young child in a stroller amid the chaos there. we know at least four people are dead, including the suspect. first responders started moving to assist victims immediately. >> we've got one shooting victim, i need an ambulance, code red. >> we have a second victim, they're performing cpr. >> i'll find out where you can get the victims closest to us. >> officials say that they are investigating the possibility of a second suspect and a law enforcement official tells abc news investigators believe they know the identity of the shooter who was taken down there at the scene. they're working to find out what connection, if any, he had to gilroy and why that festival.
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>> let's go right to abc's alex stone who's headed to that scene in gilroy right now. >> reporter: kenneth and janai, the hunt is on right now for the other person who may have been involved. police are saying that they do believe that there was a second person. they don't know if that person was a shooter or somebody who was assisting the gunman as he carried out this attack. but they believe that at least the gunman, if he was working alone, or with some other person, that he cut his way through a chain link fence that was around the festival, a very popular festival. hottest day of the year, last day of the festival. three days. it's something that about 100,000 people attend. as somebody who grew up in northern california, i can tell you it is a very popular place for people to go this time of the year. police believe using some kind
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of tool, that the gunman cut his way through that chain link fence, went in by one of the three stages, and then began opening fire. they believe it was at random. it appears to have been at random. a motive, they have no idea right now. >> and alex, so we know that you're familiar with that area. for the viewers at home, gilroy is about 80 miles or so, an hour and a drive south of san francisco. but tell us about the area where this festival is. we know it's outdoors. but there's a lot of open land around that festival, correct? >> reporter: it is an agricultural area known for garlic. that's why the garlic festival is in gilroy. it is a large park or fairgrounds-type area where they hold it. it's about a 55-acre area where this festival goes on. it is a community of about 50,000, a little less than 50,000, 30 or so miles south of san jose. a lot of people come down from the silicon valley, people from san francisco as well, about an
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hour and a half drive, to have a fun weekend of a lot of music, three stages, a lot of food. they have the garlic fries, something that is popular that a lot of people go for because they get that fresh garlic. there is a lot of popularity with the festival, with the food. you grab a couple of drinks, you have some garlic fries, listen to some music, and have a good time. it's normally very calm, relatively rural area outside of the bay area, and you know, the folks who were there today, they say that they never expected anything like this to happen. >> all right, alex, thank you so much for joining us this morning. and again, officials say they are investigating the possibility of a second suspect. they will likely be out in that area all night long. and we know that there was a band on the stage when the shooting began. >> hear one band member describe how the scene unfolded right before their eyes. >> we were on stage, we were
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doing an encore. the vineyard stage. i heard a pop. and it didn't sound right to me so i turned in the direction of the pop. and i saw a gentleman in a green top with a gray handkerchief around his neck and what appeared to be an assault rifle. >> a rifle? >> well, here's -- i'm not a gun guy. so it looked like a rifle. bigger than a pistol, smaller than a hunting rifle. and he was slapping the magazine, it evidently was jammed or something, i don't know. then he started shooting again in the direction of where all the food people were dining. and i said -- i said, guys, off. we cleared the stage at that point and ducked under the stage so we wouldn't be visible. >> that was a band member who was on stage at the time of that shooting at the gilroy garlic
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festival. we way to say thanks to our abc station, kgo out of san francisco, on the scene. they've been on the scene all night long talking to witnesses young and older who were there. and that shows you just how much of a family event this was. again, a lot of family fun, as alex described, then shots rang out. >> stay with abc news for continuing coverage of the shooting. we'll have a live report ahead on "america this morning" as well as on "good morning america." we do want to get to other news we're following this morning. president trump is pushing back against growing allegations of racism as he escalates his attacks on congressman elijah cummings. the president is calling cummings a racist and accusing democrats of playing the race card after initially taking aim at cummings and disparaging his predominantly black district. the president insists there's nothing racist about his comments. abc's tara palmieri has more. >> reporter: president trump defending himself against charges of racism after launching a twitter attack on the african-american chairman of the house oversight committee and his majority black district.
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tweeting, there is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know, that elijah cummings has done a terrible job for the people of his district and of baltimore itself. after the president called cummings' district, maryland 7th, a disgusting rat and rodent-infested mess where no human being would want to live, dozens of democrats quickly fired back. >> well, the president as he usually is or often is, disgusting and racist. >> a racist president who attacks people because they are african-americans. >> reporter: the president has used the loaded word "infested" to describe minority members of congress. including earlier this month when he suggested that four congresswomen of color, all american citizens, quote, go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which he came. >> he continues to say about cities all across the country. i mean look, our president has a hate a agenda. >> reporter: the president's acting chief of staff defending his boss. >> infested. it sounds like vermin. it soundsubhuman.
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these are all six members, members of congress who are people of color. >> i think you're spending way too much time reading between the lines. >> i'm not reading between the lines, i'm reading the lines. >> reporter: the president accusing democrats of playing the race card. but he inserted race into the conversation, using #blacksfortrump2020 while criticizing cummings' very poor, very dangerous, and very badly run district." >> if i had poverty in my district like baltimore, i'd get fired. i think that the president is right to raise that. it has absolutely zero to do with race. >> reporter: nationally the median household income is just over $60,000. essentially the same as the median household income in maryland's 7th district. the city of baltimore did not take the president's insults quietly. >> it is completely unacceptable for the president of the united states of america to use his considerable power and global voice to attack a vibrant american city. >> reporter: "the baltimore sun" publishing this scathing editorial. "better to have a few rats than to be one."
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the president is calling the african-american congressman a racist. it's not the first time he's used that charge. last week he called those four minority congresswomen racists. tara palmeri, abc news, the white house. >> our thanks to tara. history on the streets of paris as a 22-year-old becomes the youngest tour de france winner in more than a century. >> egan bernal, 5'9", 130 pounds, stepped up to the podium to put on the yellow jersey. the colombian won the 21-day, 2,100 mile race by 70 seconds. >> the win sparked celebrations by colombian fans on the streets of paris. bernal is the first champ from colombia. >> there was dancing in the streets of his home nation. his grandfather said, he should 0 ow that we love him here. n years, first south american champion. my gose ae ine, can't believe it. >> he called it incredible, and it absolutely is,
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congratulations to him. coming up, we'll have the very latest on the morning's breaking news story, the shooting at a festival in northern california. plus the brave 5-year-old boy whose quick thinking saved 13 lives in a house fire. in "the skinny" beyonce's latest album roars to the top of the billboard charts. you about the colonial penn program. if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase, and a price that fits your budget. i'm 54. alex, what's my price? you can get coverage for $9.95 a month. i'm 65 and take medications. what's my price? also $9.95 a month.
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welcome back. recapping our breaking news we're continuing to follow, a deadly shooting attack at a popular food festival in the city of gilroy, california. police say a gunman opened fire after gaining access to the festival grounds by cutting through a perimeter fence. police engaged the suspect in less than a minute, fatally shooting the gunman after he's suspected of killing at least three people, injuring at least 15 others. law enforcement telling abc news they have i.d.'d that suspect and are working to figure out what connection, if any, he may have to the gilroy area. and some witnesses reported seeing a second suspect.
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police say they are investigating that possibility. stay with us as we continue to work to learn more. in other news and in chicago, a 5-year-old boy is being hailed a hero this morning for saving the lives of more than a dozen people. >> after a fire broke out in his aunt's home early in the morning, jaden made sure everyone was awake, alert, and evacuated. here's abc's zachary kiesch. >> reporter: dramatic new video showing flames tearing through a home in chicago with more than a dozen people sleeping inside. the only one not sleeping, little 5-year-old jaden, who just happened to be staying over at his aunt's house. he sprang into action. >> i got mad. because aunty's house was on fire. >> reporter: jaden was watching tv when suddenly he smelled smoke. without flinching, he told his family, including his two sisters, to get out. >> because i'm smart and i'm brilliant. >> reporter: jaden, whose favorite superhero is the flash, running down the stairs, telling the neighbors about the fire, helping 13 people escape the flames.
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were you scared? >> yes. what do you think? i was scared. >> he saved everyone. if he hadn't got sent to his aunty's house wednesday, then he would have never been there to get everybody out of the building. >> reporter: jaden doing what superheroes do. >> i'm flash. i can go fast, look. >> reporter: the red cross is providing support to jaden and the others impacted by the fire while investigators continue to search for a cause. zachary kiesch, abc news, new york. >> brave little boy there, our thanks to zachary. also this morning we're mourning the loss of a disney legend. russi taylor, the voice of minnie mouse, died over the weekend. she played minnie in films, television, and video games. taylor married the man who voiced mickey mouse. they were together until he died in 2009. both portrayed their iconic characters longer than any other voice actors. taylor was 75. disney is the parent company of abc news.
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when we come back, what beyonce just did for the third time this year. >> and what j. lo did to give a-rod the sweetest surprise for his birthday. his birthday.
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny ♪ skinny just gimme the skinny all right, time for "the skinny." while "the lion king" is still reigning over the box office, one of its stars is proving her prowess on the billboard charts. >> beyonce's album "lion king: the gift" entered the top 10 in its debut week, making it her third album to do that this year. the "homecoming live" album landed in the top 10 back in april. >> if you're wondering what the third was, it's a tricky one, "lemonade." it snuck back into the billboard top 10 when it appeared on all streaming platforms for the first time after being on title exclusively, wow. three of them. >> it's only july. >> i was just going to say.
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we haven't even gotten to the fall. >> and when she hits her birthday on september 4th -- >> watch out. >> there's no telling what else will pop up. >> no kidding, all hail to the queen. a double dose of celebrity birthday celebrations in the same family. >> j. lo turned 50 last week with a mega miami bash that featured an almost life-sized black and gold birthday cake with sparklers. >> the star had a surprise of her own up her sleeve for fiance a-rod. she crashed "sunday night baseball." he was in the announcing booth. look at his face. a-rod was covering the yankee/red sox rivalry game in boston. >> j. lo surprised the slugger with a cake to celebrate his 44th birthday. oh my gosh. you got to celebrate over the weekend for your birthday too, right? >> yes, i was there. we all celebrated together. i really like sharing my birthday with people. no. >> #psych! >> they were north, i went south. >> happy birthday to all three of you. overseas to a new challenge for the duchess of sussex.
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>> duchess meghan is guest-editing the september issue of british "vogue" magazine, using the issue to shine the spotlight on more than a dozen change making women. >> jane fonda, new zealand prime minister jacinda ardern, and student climate change campaigner greta thunberg are among the 15 leading female figures who have graced the cover of the magazine, look at this, titled "forces for change." >> the duchess is also highlighting a number of causes with her picks including mental health issues and the migrant crisis. however, she will not appear on the cover, reportedly saying she felt it would be, quote, boastful to include herself. she just had a baby. she's still going to events. she's a wife. she's got a lot on her plate here. >> and it's crazy because she's actually in the midst of her maternity leave right now. she's not expected to start picking up appearances again until the middle of august.
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but look at her still doing a ton, as a new mom, a new royal. >> are they still going overseas? remember they were supposed to take time and go overseas at some point. >> go to africa, right? >> i wonder if that's still happening. >> she's sure got a lot on her plate, hats off to her. it turns out those moves like jagger might have an expiration date. according to sir mick jagger himself. >> expiration date. back when he was 20 years old, all those decades ago, the rock star started planning his retirement, telling his accountant at the time, there's no way he'd still be rocking and rolling in his 60s. >> he would be wrong. jagger said it would be ridiculous and apparently had plans to start a career in insurance. luckily he was wrong. jagger is 76 years young and is still rocking the stage after having medical procedures. >> oh my gosh. and i mean still killing it with the hips. >> still with the hips. still on stage, good with the cardio now. in fact he maybe had a stronger heart because of it. >> maybe, yeah. well, mick, thank goodness you
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life's not fair. life's not fair. is it, my little friend? while some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark. begging for scraps. >> our parent company disney's "the lion king" took home the lion's share of the weekend box office again. approaching a worldwide take of $1 billion. helping disney shatter its own record as it approaches $8 billion in global revenue for 2019. >> rounding out the top three films," once upon a time in hollywood" and disney's "spider-man: far from home."
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>> disney, disney, disney. an 8-year-old girl in toronto is shattering some sports stereotypes one double play at a time. >> and this morning she's showing us all how she's outshining many of the boys on the baseball diamond. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: that's 8-year-old ashlyn jolliker making that diving catch. she's out to prove a point, that girls can do anything. ashlyn's been swinging the bat since the age of 1. she's the only girl on her little league team, the whitby chiefs. and ashlyn is one of their star players. she's so good that in the last 39 games, she's had zero strikeouts and has won five mvp awards. >> proud to be as her dad seeing how well she's doing. >> reporter: during a game her dad was surprised to hear this comment from a parent on an opposing team. >> girls shouldn't play baseball. they should stick to softball. >> reporter: that comment hasn't stopped ashlyn. >> i didn't really care about it. just kept playing. >> reporter: and this week
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ashlyn becoming a viral sensation with more than 4 million views of that video showing her making not one but three diving catches. and catching the attention of her hometown toronto blue jays. >> 8-year-old ashlyn -- >> reporter: this week ashlyn getting invited to the game. >> it was cool watching batting. they hit it so far. >> reporter: she's even gotten some tips from her favorite player, vladamir guerrero jr. >> vladdi said, just swing. >> swing hard, right? >> swing hard, yeah. >> reporter: her dream, to play for the national team. >> i want to be on team canada when i'm older. >> reporter: as she keeps making big plays and even bigger hits, she has this message to other girls out there with big dreams. >> keep following your dreams and don't let anybody stop you. >> little ashlyn showing us what it really means to play like a girl. >> she's bigger, she's better, she's faster, she's smarter, she's amazing.
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>> bat like a girl, win like a girl. a."
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have a great day. breaking news in america this morning, gunfire and chaos at a california food festival. >> he was just firing into the biggest bunch of people he could find. >> shots fired into the crowd triggering panic. among those running for their lives, this couple pushing a child in a stroller. band members dodging bullets hiding under the stage. >> one shooting victim. i need an ambulance. code 3. >> what we're learned about the shooter, a possible second suspect and the many victims killed or injured. plus, the security breach police are investigating. also this morning, the battle over baltimore. president trump slams the city as a rat infested mess leading to claims of racism as he targets veteran congressman elijah cummings.

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