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now at 5:00 a.m., dwomg news, an afternoon of fun turns into panic as the gunman starts shooting. by the time the gunfire was over, four people including the gunman were dead. >> we're hearing about one of the victims, a 6-year-old boy. family members heard the tragic news as they arrived at the hospital. >> good morning. monday, july 29th. live team coverage of the tragedy in gilroy. >> a quick look at traffic and weather starting with meteorologist mike nicco. >> let's talk about what's going on weatherwise, a big change in the forecast today. you can see it. already more cloud cover in more neighborhoods. look how thick it is as you look down the embarcadero towards the ferry building and the bay bridge. we'll wake up a little milder this morning. mid 50s to around 60 degrees. we stay in the 50s with clouds
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really stubborn at the coast. as they pull back to the coast, there's a few that will be rolling across san francisco and heading over to emeryville. 71 to 76 at noon. 72 to 82. no more 100s? no more 90s. a break from the heat is here today. hi, sue. >> good morning. an update for you on the situation over the altamont pass. it is only the right lane remains blocked at this point in time. they have cleared three left lanes. so a little better news with this two big rig accident with a fuel spill. it happened about 12:35 this morning. you can see traffic stacked up all the way to 205 for about an hour and 40 minute ride. only the right lane remains blocked. that's an update and improvement. that's not expected to open until 8:00 a.m. developing news in the south bay, authorities expected to release more information about the shooting at the gilroy
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garlic festival at 10:00 this morning. >> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at the festival grounds to explain how this unfolded. amy. >> reporter: good morning, reggie. police are still here on the scene. look behind me. you can see an officer with his spotlight turned on towards the woods. they're still looking for a possible second suspect. one gunman was shot dead by police. here is cell phone video of the chaos taken at the festival as people ran for their lives. shots were fired at about 5:41 yesterday. three people were killed including a 6-year-old boy and 12 people were hurt. guns were not allowed at the festival, and security checked for weapons at the gate. the police chief described how the gunman snuck into the festival. >> it appears as though they had come into the festival via the creek which borders a parking
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area, and they used some sort of a tool to cut through the fence to be able to gain access through the secure fence line and that's how they got into the festival area itself. >> witnesses told police there may have been a second suspect. police say they don't know for sure, but they're still looking. they don't know whether that person is armed. police say the killer used an assault-type rifle. they have not released any information, though, about the gunman at this time. no word on a possible motive. the police chief also said there were no surveillance cameras at the festival, so they're asking for any witnesses with any information to come forward and share that information with police. reporting live from gilroy, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. most heartbreaking at all, that a 6-year-old boy lost his life yesterday during the shooting. our team coverage continues with abc 7 news reporter jobina
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fortson. >> she's live outside the santa clara county medical center where his grandmother shared her grief overnight. >> reporter: steven romero is the name of the 6-year-old boy killed yesterday. as you mentioned, his grandmother talked with reporters outside the hospital overnight. she described her grandson as a loving boy and says he was at the garlic festival with his mother and other grandmother. maribel romero says her grandson was so loving. she was at home yesterday when she got a call from someone telling her her grandson had been shot. she said she went from hospital to hospital trying to find him. when she finally reached the right location, he had already died. steven's mother and other grandmother were also shot at the garlic festival. she wants justice for her grandson and all of them. >> so far i know the shooter got my daughter-in-law through her
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stomach. i guess it passed through her side of the stomach and to the baby's back. i'm not sure. grandma got shot through the leg or feet. grandma hasn't been taken care of because they're waiting for insurance. the ceo said they wanted to take care of that -- >> there are more than a dozen hospitalized victims right now from that shooting yesterday. according to a hospital spokesperson, their conditions range from critical to fair. reporting in san jose this morning, jobina fortson, abc 7 news. a rock band named tinman was on stage performing when the shooting happened. like many others, they thought the gunfire was fireworks until a band member spotted the shooter. >> they started shooting again in the direction of where all the food -- people were dining. i said, guys, off, we cleared
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the stage at that point and ducked under the stage so we wouldn't be visible. >> we could smell the gunpowder. you could hear the screams. it just was awful. >> from my perspective he was firing into the biggest bunch of people he could find. >> the band said they weren't supposed to be on stage at that point. they were playing an encore. >> you heard from the band tinman. we have a map of the festival to give you an idea of where the shooting took place. tinman was on the vineyard stage located right here. you heard from police earlier. they were talking about the fact that it looked like the gunman had come through a stream area and cut through a fence. so this is the stream, and we don't know exactly where the fence was. at some point they got near this area where the vineyard stage was. as you heard the band say, they could see the shooting happen
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from their van ttage point. any witnesses at h rk a contact gilroy police. >> we're hearing from another man who was nearby when the shooting happened. he said it happened near a tent serving beer and food. >> i was sitting at the table in the front, right behind where the shooting started. it was almost 6:00, we looked back, it wasn't no fireworks. i guess somebody got shot and the crowd went crazy. then we heard -- sounded like an ak, 9 millimeter, it was like three guns it sounded like. when we ran, we got to the ground. i didn't know the shooter was close to me. one of the ladies, mexican lady next to me got shot in the neck. he put a bunch of kids on the ground. a lady with babies on the ground. we tried to get upinrivds a the aid h could d was itnessed
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the panic and heard gunshots shared their experience on social media. >> are you okay? >> a wounded man laid bleeding in the back of the white pickup truck she's in. these are some of the videos people shared with abc 7 news. they give you a sense of the confusion, the chaos as people were running away. eight first many thought the sound was fireworks. we know at least a dozen people suffered injuries as the crowd rushed away. some people literally running for their lives. >> you're about to hear radio clatter between dispatchers, police and firefighters the moments of the first reports came in. law enforcement and medical teams mounted an immediate response with every available response. >> active shooter at the garlic festival, if you can start that way. >> battalion 47 responding. >> battalion 47, getting numerous calls on it.
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pd is advising shooter south of miller in the creek wearing camouflage and a hat. wounded at beer booth 3. two more wounded at beer booth 3. county has been advised on the level two emergency. >> officers and balances from throughout the county raced to the scene. so did air ambulances which transported many of the critically wounded to valley medical center. one witness says she watched as police took the shooter down. >> i seen him starting to take steps. like i say, he looked like he was trying to load the clip up again, and that's when the cop shot him and he fell to the floor. they shot him two more times. there was a little counter and three people were hiding behind the counter and other people were laying on the floor so they couldn't get shot. >> she said despite being on the ground, she tried to look at his face in case she had to identify him later.
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the executive director of the gilroy garlic festival spoke about the shooting. he said it's more than a fun event, it celebrates the community of gilroy. >> gilroy is an amazing community, a tightly knit community. we are family. we have the wonderful opportunity in this community to celebrate our family through our garlic festival. and for over four decades that festival has been our annual family reunion. it is such a sad -- horribly upsetting circumstance that this happened on the third and final day of this year's festival. >> he said seeing all their efforts end this way has been devastating. gilroy police have created a phone line for witnesses. that number is 408-846-0583. there's also a number for anyone
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still looking for family members at the festival, 408-846-0584. question have both numbers on our website, police are asking that you not call the emergency line. good morning. waking up to increasing clouds and breezes along the east bay shore. you're going to notice a difference, especially in the east bay if you're traveling across -- near the caldecott tunnel or the dublin grade, you'll feel that breeze. that's the sign that things are going to be much different this afternoon and over the weekend. 52 in san mateo, 62 in concord. that's our spread. 69 in antioch, 65 in brentwood, your usual warm spots. the west wind at the golden gate at 17 miles per hour. definitelyicir ee at the beach, breezes there.
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if you're out and about, more comfort. you don't have to worry about heat exhaustion today, unless you were working over the weekend, then you might. your body could be a little more worn down. 61 at the peninsula to 66 at 9:00, hanging out in the low to mid 70s. north bay in the 60s through 9:00. mid to upper 70s the rest of the day. it's 70. look at the east bay valleys, mid to upper 80s. hundreds gone. 90s gone. enjoy the reprieve. good morning. taking a live look at the richmond-san rafael bridge which looks great at this hour. that's going to change though as we approach the major part of your commute this morning. so far about an eight-minute drive to get through the tolls towards marin county. our big problem, a sig alert over the altamont pass, westbound 580 near grant line
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where two big rigs got it into this morning. a fuel leak there. the right lane remains closed with a nasty backup for well over an hour and a half. we'll take a look here. just about an hour and a half as you make your way towards dublin pleasanton. a great way to avoid the mess is a.c.e. train 1 or 3. coming up, the 7 things you need to know as you start you day. the evidence italian police say they have against two bay area teens accused of murdering an officer. the environmental hazard created when a tanker truck
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it's 5:16. if you're just joining us, here is the seven things to know. a manhunt still under way for what's believed to be the second suspect in the horrifying shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. four people including the unnamed gunman are dead. at least 12 others hurt. 6-year-old stephen romero is among the three victims killed in the shooting. more than a dozen people are wounded and still recovering in the hospital this morning. number three, funeral services will begin soon for the italian police officer killed. two teens from the bay area are
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suspected in the murder. closing arguments in the ghost ship trial. expected to last three days and the jury could get the cause on august 5th. number five, kaiser employees will start voting on whether to authorize a strike. roughly 85,000 employees could walk off the job in california and five other states. number six, the sea breeze across the bay area. some temperatures in some neighborhoods up to 20 degrees cooler today. number seven, we're tracking trouble across the altamont pass, 580 westbound with a couple of big rigs involved. an accident blocking the right lane. estimated time of opening is 8:00 a.m. >> thank you, sue. more now on this morning's top story. the deadly shooting at the garlic festival. abc 7 reporter amanda del castillo was at the festival yesterday. >> here is what she had to say on abc 7 news at 11:00. my family was at the festival today. arrived at 10ek, left at 3:00. when we went through security,
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it was a very brief check of what was inside of our purses. i did mention i didn't see any metal detectors around me. gilroy pd mentioned security had metal detecting wands. that didn't matter as they believe the shooter went through the creek and cut through a fence. >> we'll have more on the shooting coming up. some other news this morning as well. in today's "gma first look," two bay area teens remain in jail in italy accused of killing a police officer. >> police are investigating the interrogation of one of them. details from abc 7 news anchor kevin mouton. >> in this morning's "gma first loo look", the two teens at the center of an international murder case. one of the teens in this photo according to police illegally blindfolded and handcuffed before being interrogated officials say the image was taken after 18-year-old gabe natale hjorth and 19-year-old
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finnegan elder were taken into custody. investigators say they confessed to being involved in an altercation over a stolen backpack that led to the fatal stabbing of the officer. investigators say they found overwhelming evidence in the room including the supposed murder weapon, cleverly concealed behind one of the ceiling tiles as well as bloody clothing. coming up at 7:00 a.m., the latest developments in the international murder case. kenneth moton, abc news, new york. in the north bay a stretch of lucas valley road remains closed because of an overturned tanker that spilled fuel onto a creekbed. this happened yesterday morning in marin county. the tanker was carrying 6,700 gallons of fuel. police closed the road between west gate and valley drive. officials say about 250 gallons were released into the dry creekbed. all the fuel has to be removed from the truck before it can be
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towed. tsnd garages with more than king 100 parking spots to have electric vehicle charging equipment, and the other would change the maximum number of parking spots for garages not under ground. should both items pass, they need to go to the full board of supervisors for a hearing. >> i know it was very hot for some of you. it was also very perfect for some of the rest of us. that's our spread. >> it was quite an interesting weekend weatherwise with the 35-40-degree spread. that's going to shrink considerably today. that means relief is on the way. let's take a look at what's going on. a look at san jose, 87. just south of mineta san jose airport. the inland heat wave, it breaks today. more clouds, better sleeping weather the next several nights. we will see a return of warmth, not to the levels we experienced over the weekend, but it will be above average this coming weekend. here is a look at high pressure,
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retreating and shrinking off to the east. we're going to see these two players jhe ay. because of them they're inducing a deeper marine layer which means the cool air is climbing over the east bay hills and into our valleys. that's why temperatures are dropping dramatically. from 73 in milpitas, 80 at san jose, 76 in santa low 60s, a lot of stubborn cloud cover along the coast to mid 60s as you head through daly city and over towards downtown. as you go through the north bay, starting in the 70s. end up in the low to mid 80s about everywhere else. richmond and berkeley really induced by the sea breeze to the upper 60s while we have 70 to 74 elsewhere. look at this. we go from the 100s, by pass the 90s and go straight to the 90s in our east bay valleys. my accuweather seven-day forecast, more of the same tomorrow. a couple degrees warmer for
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wednesday and thursday. you can see 80s to mid 90s, a little warmer saturday and sunday. hi, sue. >> good morning. trouble over the altamont pass which is exemplified because we have two big rigs that got into it overnight. they're still out there blocking the far right lane. the estimated time of opening is 8:00 a.m. that's not going to help for our early morning commuters. already looking at quite the severe backup. we have just a new accident coming in in fremont, southbound 680 near vargas. we'll have an update on that, whether it's blocking the lane or not in our next report. sue, thank you. it's all a matter of time when it comes to the san francisco marathon. the winner's impressive numbers coming up. the heartfelt tribute being paid to a fallen
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mass, more good news on the way. we had a couple of spare the air days over the weekend. we don't have to worry about that monday, tuesday, wednesday or thursday. let's take a look at our numbers. we're still dealing with mainly 80s inland. we could warm to 90 at antioch. that would be one of the exceptions along with clear lake and cloverdale. a lot of 60s around the bay shores. it could be cooler the closer you are to the coast. wednesday we'll still play with 90s around antioch, clear lake and cloverdale. mixture of 60s and 70s around the bay. there may be a temporary pullback on thursday as we get one more rush of cooler, cleaner air before a warming trend will take us above average over the weekend. enjoy the reprieve. it's going to be around for a couple of days. >> mike, thank you. in the central valley, a farm is planting a corn maze to remember a fallen police officer. the corn maze will honor
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corporate ronell sing. farmer john boss said the idea was a no-brainer. >> it will just will bring him back to life even just for the memory of him and they'll see what a wonderful man he was. >> singh was shot and killed during a traffic stop in newman last year the day after christmas. his canine sam who was with singh will be depicted right next to him in that maze. dozens of runners are probably still nursing sore muscles from the san francisco marathon. you can hear the start of yesterday's 5k run. race organizers say more than 27,000 runners took part in this event. gregory billington was first to crash the finish line with a time of 2:25. that is 5:33 a mile. the first woman finished with a time of 2:47 minutes. >> can you imagine running a
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mile in 5:33. >> and doing it over and over and over again, not just one mile, reggie. several miles. >> i don't even want to talk about how long it takes me to run a mile. coming back with another 90 minutes of news. witnesses describing the frightening seconds right after the gunfire first broke out. what they did to protect themselves amid the
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now at 5:30. four people are dead, at least a dozen hurt in a shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. the dead include the gunman and police are trying to determine if he had help. >> then i saw him point the weapon up like this, and he started like -- a lot of shooting. >> that scene turned to chaos as
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other people heard the gunfire and ran for cover. among the victims, a 6-year-old boy. his devastated grandmother rushed to the hospital not knowing what happened, only to find out her grandson is gone. >> it is a heartbreaking morning for sure. amy hollyfield is at the festival grounds. jobina fortson is at the hospital where many of the victims were taken. first let's get a quick update on traffic and weather. >> good morning. we have a difference in the weather. you can see that, 35-mile-per-hour wind speed through fairfield. the delta breeze is definitely back. if you're driving down to san francisco right into that, it was tough crossing the bay bridge this morning. got a little jerk on the steering wheel every once in a while. those breezes are bringing mid 50s to near 60. a lot of cloud cover at 7:00. 57 at the coast, 71 to 76, that's it by noon, with cleaner air and 72 to 82. heat definitely breaking this afternoon.
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by 7:00, around 67 to 70. enjoy a delightful evening. here is sue. >> good morning. metering lights at the bay bridge. if you want to get through, you can car pool. that's the best way to go, still working this problem until 8:00 this morning. two big rigs collided westbound 580 near grand line blocking the right lane. you're looking at a backup on 580 and 205 for a nasty commute over the altamont pass. >> thank you, sue. we'll start with the latest on the deadly shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. gilroy place confirmed they'll hold a briefs at 10:00 a.m. >> we'll stream that live when it happens on and also the abc 7 news app. let's catch you up on the latest. gunfire broke out around 5:40 at christmas hill park in gilroy. gilroy police say they shot and killed the gunmen. police say witnesses reported a
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second suspect. investigators don't know exactly how that person was involved. this morning three victims are dead including a 6-year-old boy. the gunman is also dead. 15 others may be wounded. >> we may learn more about the festival shooting from a news conference authorities are scheduled to hold in a few hours. >> our live team coverage continues with abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield. >> reporter: police are still here, look behind me. they're still looking for that possible second suspect this officer has his spotlight shining on the woods around the festival grounds on the perimeter. they had the perimeter surrounded. we've also seen them driving around the area. we have cell phone video to show you of the aot tick scene yesterday when someone opened fire on the gilroy garlic festival. it was about 5:40 yesterday afternoon. three people were killed including a 6-year-old boy. 12 people were hurt.
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there were police officers at the festival, so the response was quick. they surrounded the gunman and shot and killed him. >> we have one suspect we know that is down. we have some witnesses reporting there may have been a second suspect. but we don't know if that suspect was engaged in any shooting or whether they may have been in some sort of a support role of the person we have accounted for. >> reporter: no guns were allowed at the festival. security was checking for weapons at the gate. police say the person or people who did this snuck in through the creek and then used some type of a tool to cut through the security fence. they have not released any information about the gunman or a possible motive. they are asking for witnesses to come forward with any information. they say the festival did not have surveillance cameras. live in gilroy, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. we are learning more about that
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6-year-old boy killed in the shooting. abc 7 news spoke to the boy's grandmother outside regional medical center in san jose. maribel romero said her grandson steven was a loving and playful boy. he was with his mother and his other grandmother. they were also shot and they are recovering in the hospital. she said her heart dropped when she got the phone call. >> we were home and got a call from someone saying my grandson got shot and his mom and his other grandmother. so we run out looking for them. my son is the first one to get notified where they were. i went from hospital to hospital to look for him. my son told me he was over here, and we came over. when i got here, he was already dead. >> more than a dozen people are still hospitalized. a spokesperson at the hospital tells us their injuries range from fair to critical.
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abc 7 news reporter luz pena spoke to witnesses. two women working the event were feet away from the gunman when they saw him load his weapon. >> we left our booth and walked to the restrooms, the port-o-potties, that were 25 feet from our booth. we came out and heard a pop. we looked at each other, maybe it's fireworks. then we both looked and the gunman was 10 to 15 feet away from us. he had like a rifle and he was putting the clip into it. he put a clip into it and turned. >> started walking and shooting. he didn't care. >> the women said he ended up shooting two of their co-workers. >> a lot of people at the garlic festival started taking video of the events going on. at least one caught what appears to be gunshots. [ gunshots y canear the sound people started running and screaming as the gunfire eupted.
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>> one woman went on facebook as the shooting was happening. here is a video she posted. we do want to warn you, it may be difficult for some of you to watch. >> they shooting at the garlic festival. they are shooting! they're shooting at the garlic festival. oh, my god! they shooting! they are shooting! >> the woman who shot the video is okay this morning. after the shooting she posted on facebook she is praying for the victims. let's give you an idea of the timeline last night as the shooting unfolded. according to the gilroy police department, the first reports came down at 5:41 p.m. yesterday on the north side of the festival. in less than a minute officers responded, shooting and killing the suspect. witnesses did report a s r or acted in a supporting
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role. more information could be released during the news conference at 10:00 a.m. which we will stream live. amanda del castillo was at the shooting befo festival before the shooting broke out. she said police and security had met dahl detecting wands. police say the gunman skibd security by cutting through a creek and cutting a fence. >> governor gavin newsom writes, this is nothing short of horrific. california stands with the gilroy community. my office is monitoring the situation closely. grateful for the law enforcement's efforts and their continued work as the situation develops. here is a tweet from presidential candidate and senator kamala harris. she says grateful to first responders who were on the scene in gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence. my office is closely monitorig the situation. finally, real housewives of new
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jersey star theresa giudice posting this message on instagram, i'm heartbroken hearing the events that have taken place at that time gilroy garlic festival in california. i was at the festival yesterday with wonderful staff, volunteers and many, many families. i'm flooded with thoughts of them as they navigate this tragic situation. she wrote this last night. prayers and love to the community of gilroy tonight. gilroy police created a phone line for witnesses, 408-846-0583. you can report anonymously. also a number for anyone still looking for family members at the festival, 408-846-0584. both number are on our website, police are asking you not to call the emergency line. the abc 7 news app has been sending out updates on the shooting including this one shortly after the gunfire broke out. you can download our app right now and make sure you enable push alerts when gilroy police hold the news conference at
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10:00 a.m. >> our news team staying on top of the story. we're also tracking other news this morning. two teens from the bay area facing murder charges in rome in the stabbing death of a police officer. investigators say they have solid evidence against him. the next phase in the ghost ship fire trial begins today as defense and prosecutors make their final pitch to the jury. a live look outside at a quiet embarcadero. let's get a check of the weather with meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning. here is a look a the change under way. ten degrees cooler in san jose and fairfield to a couple degrees cooler in most of our neighborhoods compared to yesterday morning. that puts us around 55 degrees in san francisco. along the coast down into the south bay, into the east bay, taking you to tracy, 65 and 69. it's 62 on the hayward side of the san mateo bridge. looking to the west through a lot of the cloud cover and haze.
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watch out for that. it gets thicker as you get closer to the coast. not ho wn y ool to warm today. theasygus st breezes everywher afternoon. thth bay tex 1hours. 55 a 70round noon and low 80s in the afternoon hours. 72 at 7:00 this evening. for the east bay, we're 59 at 7:00. we're going to shed the clouds around 11:00 and hang out in the low 70s this afternoon under mostly sunny sky. san francisco, the thickest clouds will be around through 11:00. partly cloudy this afternoon. we'll break free of the 50s around lunch and hang out mainly in the low 60s during the afternoon hours. i want to bring sue in here. she's going to be in and out the next several weeks or months, helping fill in until we find alexis' replacement. always great to see you.
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>> always great to be here. bat news if you're commuting across the altamont pass. if that's your normal commute, you know it's already bad. we have two big rigs that got into it near grant line road still blocking the far right lane. they're estimating that reopening at about 8:00 this morning. look at this backup now, all the way on to 205 into tracy. 580 is stacked up and making your way towards the junction with 205. first reported as an accident on the sunol grade. now chp confirming it is a stall involving a mini cooper, south 680 near sheridan. you can see the slow traffic starting to back up towards highway 84. be aware of that. a look at your drive times, an hour and 38 minutes for the 580 commute. you may want to try a.c.e. train. they're running on schedule. slowing antioch to concord i'm 52. but in my mind i'm still 25. that's why i take osteo bi-flex, to keep me moving the way i was made to.
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welcome back. coming up on 5:45 this monday morning. dramatic change in the air quality mirrors the dramatic change in temperatures. everybody green, the heat retreating to the sacramento valley today between 1:00 and 8:00. 100 to 106 degree highs. let's take a look. 104 in fresno, warmer in palm
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springs. 76 to 82 with partly cloudy conditions in san diego and los angeles. 88 in yosemite. 81 today in tahoe. 80 by friday with sunshine, low to mid 80s with sunshine this weekend. reggie. >> if you're just joining us this morning, here is what we know about the deadly shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. four people including the gunman are dead. there are at least a dozen injured. the shooting started yesterday evening at 5:40. the three victims killed include a 6-year-old boy. police believe the gunman cut through a fence lining a creek outside the festival. a second suspect was reported, but police are not sure about that person's role in the shooting. a group of teens who ran from the gunfire at the gilroy garlic festival say they jumped through a fence and ran into a wooded area to hide. >> one member of the group was wounded during the escape. family members describe the frantic moments as they ran away from the shooting scene. >> we ran through a fence.
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a guy helped us to pass it. we were there with the girl who got shot. >> your cousin? >> yes. >> when did she get shot? >> we didn't know she got shot. we were running with her. when we saw, she already had a hole in her leg. >> gabriel says he took off his shirt and applied pressure to his cousin's gunshot wound. she was brought to valley medical center in san jose. funeral service will be held for the italian police officer killed in the line of duty and the suspects are two teenagers from the bay area. >> abc 7 news reporter ian pannell is at the murder scene which has turned into a memorial for the be loved fallen officer. >> reporter: good morning. italy is a nation that awakes at the shock of a murder of a police officer allegedly at the hands of two american teenagers. this is the scene where the man was stabbed to death, what was a
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pool of blood friday morning has become a makeshift shrine with flowers and candles at the scene. the two americans suspected of killing the police officer are being held separately in jail this morning, not allowed to speak to each other. 18-year-old gabe natale hjorth and 19-year-old finnegan elder were taken in for questioning. italian police say the two americans confessed to stealing a backpack in an alleged drug deal gone wrong. security footage showing the teens fleeings the scene. it ended with the murder of officer mario reeg ga. police say they were demanding 100 euros in cash and a graham of cocaine. two plain closed policemen were sent to respond. that's when reeg ga was stabbed 11 times. police say they apprehended the men at the hotel where they were preparing to leave the country. investigators say they found overwhelming evidence in their room including the supposed murder weapon cleverly concealed
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behind one of the ceiling tiles as well as bloody clothing. in rome, ian pannell, abc 7 news. back to you, natasha and reggie. >> i-team reporter dan noyes is on his way to italy right now to find out more about the case and te bay area suspect. you can follow dan on twitter to stay up to date on the latest developments from italy. we'll have his reports throughout the week on abc 7 news, and the abc 7 news app. it's 5:48. you're never more than seven minutes away from my accuweather forecast. here is mike nicco. >> looking north from saf rafael towards novato, trying to see the fog. it's not very thick, but it is out there. 53 degrees right now. welcome back sea breeze. everybody cooler today. some places like walnut creek, east bay, 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. more clouds, even cooler lows tonight, a slow warming trend will bring us back above average, but not the dangerous
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heat we dealt with over the weekend. let's talk about this. we're around five, six miles. that's the visibility right now. let's take a look at the cloud cover. you can see some of it moving from the coastal valleys to places like san rafael, petaluma. the thickest of the cloud cover is definitely between the dumbarton bridge and the richmond-san rafael bridge. that will retreat back to the richmond-san rafael bridge and the san mateo bridge during the afternoon hours. it clings to the coast pretty stubbornly there. 73 in milpitas, gilroy 84 degrees. low to mid 70s on the peninsula, only a 68 in millbrae. low to mid 60s along the coast and downtown, south san francisco. sonoma and vallejo 75 to 78. low to mid 80s north of cloverdale. upper 60s with the breezy conditions in richmond and berkeley. 70 to 74 along the east bay shoreline. 81 in san ramon and pleasanton. look at the cloud cover tonight.
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temperatures in the mid 50s to low 60s. tomorrow is going to be a lot like today. a couple degrees of warming. hold steady thursday. we start to push above average, 80s to mid 90s saturday and sunday. sue? >> good morning. we have problems out there. our three big issues, two sig alerts involved westbound 580 before grand line. the right lane remains blocked there. westbound 205 before 580 is very, very slow due to the sig alert on 580. near gilroy, westbound 152 near ferguson, a big rig on its side and apparently crashed into a light pole and a power box. avoid that area if you can westbound 152 near ferguson. in the east bay closing arguments are set to begin in the ghost ship fire trial. derick almena and max harris each face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the 2016 warehouse fire. closing arguments are expected to last at least three days.
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the jury could ggust 5th. testimony has been tense at times with the defense suggesting the fire was the work of an arsonist. prosecutors are refuting that claim. next at 6:00, continuing coverage of the gilroy garlic festival shooting and a look at what security was like at the festival and how first responders rushed to the scene to save lives. first, how you can help children in
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in the east bay a community is coming together to save a
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playground art installation. abc 7 news was in oakland at lakeside park for the dedication of the newly restored mid century monster, first put up in 1954. the 40-foot play sculpture has been fenced off since 2015. the fan club helped raise $40,000 to repair and repaint it. >> it's all been covered. it's all done and now the only thing left to do is have fun on it. >> visitors could also purchase mid century monster swag and all proceeds go towards maintaining that structure. in the east bay, thousands of east bay youth will get extra help putting their best foot forward in time for the school year. oracle and ring central coliseum are hosting a shoe giveaway for low income families on september 21st. the annualeady to hea c e giveaway.nt
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head to for a link to the registration site. whether you're out walking about or trying to exercise, no matter what, temperatures will linger in the 50s at the coast, 60s and 70s around the bay. mainly 80s inland. we have 90s around antioch, cloverdale. that's tomorrow. wednesday about the same. a little dip thursday. mother nature teasing us before the temperatures will ramp back into the 80s and 90s for the weekend. so most of this week, it's going to be comfortable, if not seasonable. wait until the weekend. it gets hot again. not as hot as it was. i don't see any spare-the-air in our future. let's talk about your future commute with sue. >> good morning everyone. ramping up for a nasty monday morning commute over the altamont pass. we've had this big rig accident out there since about 12:30 this morning. two big rigs got into it near grant line road. the right lane remains blocked.
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a sig alert in effect until 8:00 this morning. stall southbound on sunol commute near sheridan blocking lane three, the third lane from the left. that's causing a backup into sunol. we have this overturned big rig on its side. this is west 152 near ferguson in the gilroy area. chp has issued a sig al left. you can see the traffic on 152 headed over towards 101 is jammed there. if you're traveling from gilroy up towards san jose, expect those delays there. >> sue, thank you. happening today, kaiser employees will vote on whether to authorize a strike. the union says the workers have been without a contract for months. contract talks stalled a couple of weeks ago. roughly 85,000 employees could walk off the job in california and at least five other states. the union accused keiser of unfair labor practices. keiser has not commented. in the south bay sacred heart community service is in need of backpack donations for
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students going back to school. they're short by a little more than 2,000 backpacks at this point. 3,300 students have signed up to receive a backpack full of school supplies. donations can be made monday through friday at sacred heart's office on south first street in san jose. this morning, people are recounting the terrifying moments when the gunman opened fire at the gilroy garlic
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[ gunshots ]. >> tragedy strikes at the gilroy garlic festival. first responders rush to stop an active shooter. this morning the gunman is dead and police are still looking for a second person who may be involved. >> we're learning more about the victims, one of them a 6-year-old boy.
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this morning we are hearing from his grandmother. good morning on this monday, july 29th. >> much more on the garlic festival shooting coming up. first, we're going to get you in touch with what's happening with weather and traffic. here is mike nicco. >> good monday morning. 6:00 straight up. we're talking about the breezes. 15 in oakland, 23 in concord, 35 in fairfield. so the sea breeze is back. let's see what it does to our day by rolling out. the 12-hour planner starting at 7:00, cooler this morning, upper 50s to near 60 degrees. at noon, low to mid 70s. a delightful afternoon to be outside. duhe afternoon 72 to 82, especially inland. you'll be like what happened? we're 20 degrees cooler today. a very nice evening, from 57 at the coast to 70 inland. i'll let you know how long it lasts. here is sue with the commute. good morning. we still have the sig alert problem in effect on the altamont pass. at your bay bridgen a second.


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