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i watched someone walk out, and he walked up and almost like police uniform almost like, and he just put his gun up and started spraying rounds all around >> he was walking like a -- like he wanted to get stuff done, and it was horrifying. >> the california food festival takes a terrifying turn. a mass shooting, three people are killed, one suspect is also dead and at least 15 people have been injured "early today" starts right now good monday morning. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. that breaking news, again, four people are dead including rang
>> it way standing there, one of the vendors, and he said, ma'am, you have a 4-year-old baby, the girl right there please turn around and don't let her see this >> had his whole life to live, he was only 6. we just need to catch this guy >> police say one suspect was killed, but they are now searching the area for a second possible suspect nbc's molly hunter joining us now from gilroy. molly, what do we know about the investigation so far >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. that's right police say there might be a second support role or supporter who is still out there this is still very much an active scene driving into town, police vehicles absolutely everywhere i'm going to toss to the sound bite, play a little bit of sound from the police chief earlier speaking specifically about that possible second suspect. take a listen. >> we have one suspect we know that is downorng that there may have been a second suspect, but we don't
know if that suspect wasther th may have been in some sort of support role for the person that we have accounted for. >> reporter: now, guys, big question still remains so witnesses describe the shooter as wearing a tactical vest, even possibly camouflage, fatigues of some sort. police believe he cut his way into the festival via a fence with some tool going into this big garlic festival, pretty heavy security. there were bag searches, metal detectors. everyone had to put some face time in with some authorities as they walked in witnesses described, though, at 5:41, the shooter absolutely randomly opened fire no motive has been identified, the shooter has not been identified but police were very specific when they said he was taken down within about a minute and a halfe engaged the shooter within a minute.
guys, to shoot 16, 17, 18 people, we're looking at three people dead anat least 15 injured, 16 injured, about 11 from gunshot wounds, five from being trampled in general chaos. that is a really, really fast attack frances, phillip >> molly hunter with the breaking news out of california this morning molly, thank you >> another week, another major shake up at the white house. dan coats is stepping down as director of national intelligence in august following a rocky relationship with president trump throughout his tenure the president also announced he will nominate texas congressman john radcliffe to replace coats. nbc's hans nichols has more. >> reporter: dan coats over sees 17 different intelligence es, but his tenure was often at odds with president trump over issues including north korea and russia >> the white house has announced on twitter that vladimir putin is coming to the white house in the fall >> say that again? [ laughter ]
>> vladimir putin -- >> did i hear you? >> yeah, yeah. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> that's going to be special. [ laughter ] >> reporter: coats also publicly contradicted the president on kim jong-un's willingness to give up his nuclear weapons. >> north korea will seek to retain its wmd capabilities and is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities. >> reporter: the president announcing coats' replacement, congressman john radcliffe who impressed him during the mueller hearing last week. >> donald trump is not above the law. he's not but he darn sure shouldn't be below the law. >> reporter: amid the internal turmoil, the preside politics on twitter. doubling down on attacks against a baltimore congressman, calling him racist elijah cummings but cummings getting support from a hometown newspaper. this is a president who will happily debase himself at the
slightest provocation. while the white house acting chief of staff tried to s atexat racist >> it has absolutely zero to do with race. >> reporter: frances, a little about john radcliffe to head the dni, he was united states attorney in eastern texas. now, he does sit on the house intelligence committee, so he is familiar with the issues but going in front of the senate intelligence committee, that has a reputation for asking tough questions during confirmation hearings frances? >> all right, hans, thank you. >> it's a crime that has shocked the nation two american teens locked up abroad for stabbing an italian police officer to death. an alleged drug deal gone wrong, in rome they paid their respects later today a funeral service for the 35-year-old officer will be held in his hometown. in the same church where he was married. sarah harman is following the latest developments. >> reporter: frances, phillip, good morning it's a disturbing case two american teens locked up abroad after italian police said
they confessed to a murder but on sunday, their case took a surprising turn and it's calling the integrity of the investigation into question. a disturbing twist after two american teens were arrested in the killing of an italian police officer. officials there now investigating this newly surfaced photo showing one of the suspects, 18-year-old gabriel christian natale hjorth, bound and blind folded blind folding a suspect in italy is illegal and officers say they don't know how this photo got out. on friday, italian police arrested hjorth along with 19-year-old finnegan california. >> i hope to god that there's familylegations. some missing link, some piece of the puzzle that hasn't come out yet. >> reporter: police say the pair confessed to stabbing 35-year-old officer mario rega in a drug deal gone wrong. according to court documents, each blamed the other during
interrogation. in a 911 call, a witness claims the suspects fled the scene, saying, how did they escape? on a motorbike, on foot? on foot, on foot police will now be taking a closer look at this surveillance video from friday which shows two people running from the area around the time of the stabbing. elder's family says they haven't spoken with him since an initial call from the police station on july 26th, saying in a statement, we plan to go to rome as soon as the state department assures us we will be able to see our son. meanwhile,a solemn tribute the thousands showed up to pay their final respects his grieving widow prepares for his funeral on monday. both suspects will remain in custody until the preliminary investigation is complete. and under italian law, anyone who participates in a killing can be charged with murder, even if they didn't deliver the deadly blow themselves so there's a lot at stake here
phillip, frances >> all right, sarah, thank you >> puerto rico may have been freed from governor ricardo rosello's reign, but the political crisis is far from over dozens are already protesting his replacement, wanda vasquez meanwhile vasquez admits she doesn't want the job she issued a statement saying she has no interest in occupying the post of governor and asked rosello to appoint someone else. but the clock is ticking his last day in office is this friday he resigned following massive protests over leaked text messages >> former red sox slugger david ortiz has been released from a massachusetts hospital after nearly seven weeks the 43-year-old underwent three surgeries as a result of being shot in his native dominican republic authorities there believe ortiz was not the intended target and the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. 14 people have been arrested in connection to that incident. "big papi" will now be under full-time nurses and his
personal doctor. the red sox say they will have an update on his health later this week. >> an amtrak train crashed into a vehicle south of chicago according to officials the amtrak train was traveling 70 miles per hour when it struck a box truck causing one locomotive and side passenger cars to derail the train was carrying nearly 300 passengers from union station to carbon dale two passengers were transported to the hospital with minor injuries an investigation is still underway >> it's history in the making as the grueling three-week tour de france comes to a close. of and without winning l wearing tw jersey he's the first person from colombia to claim victory. bernal was riding with the team who scored seven titles in the past eight years crisscrossing france over 21 stages, he beat his teammate thomas by one minute 11 seconds. >> all right coming back from the weekend,
bill karins coming back from vacation time. a look at the week ahead welcome back, bill >> yes, quiet weather to start the week could be active by the end of the week, something tropical near florida in the meantime we're tracking something behind it, almost beautiful fall like air today. beautiful northern plains. enjoy it but we're watching the storms this morning in des moines tracking arkansas and indiana this afternoon by wednesday that cold front and the storms are in areas of the northeast and all the way back down through areas of the southeast. that front unfortunately it's hard to get a cold front through the southeast this time of year. it hangs up down there with the storms on friday from the southeast. we have a very nice end to the week in areas from the great lakes l althp through new england. did you catch boston today boston is one of the warm est temperatures in the east coast with a high of 95. that's a look at your toasty
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he was only 6. >> just a horrible thing to experience >> we have some witnesses reporting there may have been a second suspect and we don't know if that suspect was engaged in any shooting heartbreak and horror in california three are killed, a 6-year-old among the victims after a gunman opened fire at a food festival we're live at the scene of the crime where investigators are looking for a possible second suspect at this hour "early today" starts right now