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making news in america this morning -- the search for answers after a deadly shooting in houston. gunmen took lives, opened fire on a police car, even a helicopter. now the hunt is on for a motive. a soaked holiday for millions of americans from texas to new england. rain causing record-setting floods as the remnants come up the eastern seaboard. the forecast coming up it was a frightening turned deadly scene inside a gorilla enclosure, a child fell in right next to the gorilla. the growing controversy over how the zoo handled it the world famous dare devil's latest feat. his wild ride ahead.
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. we say good morning on this holiday. an uneasy holiday in houston. >> when it's all over two people dead and several injured. >> nearly 24 hours later, police have so many questions, whether a second gunman was involved and what happened. a peaceful holiday calm shattered by gun fire. a man walked into a auto detail shop and shot a man customer dead. two men armed with guns, police say at least one of them opening fire in the streets, blowing out car windows, igniting a gas station. that began a shooting spree that ended hundreds of rounds later. with the first shooter dead. >> we have eight shooting
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victims. two constables. >> reporter: police initially thought they were looking for two suspects. now they're taking a second look at that second man who was wounded in the hospital. one man apparently opened fire indiscriminantly. a woman shot in her car. >> it went through that seat and it came back through that seat. >> reporter: five police cars were shot up. this cruiser was hit 21 times. >> we don't know if he was out to, you know, target law enforcement and wait for them to get here. if he was going to shoot people randomly. >> reporter: the gunman even had a military-styled rifle. a s.w.a.t. officer ended the mayhem. >> the only one who fired a weapon was the s.w.a.t. officer who fatally struck the shooter. >> one of the police cruisers had 21 bullet holes but amazingly the officer inside was
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not injured. there was also a fire at the gas station next door believed to be started by the gun fire. millions of americans are spending the long holiday weekend indoors seeking shelters. >> in central and southeastern texas the storms have turned deadly. six people now confirmed killed in the widespread flooding. that swamp area and other emergency crews have rescued several people from homes and cars trapped by rising floodwaters. tropical depression bonnie is hovering over the east coast, bringing heavy rain, flooding and rough tides. those looking for a way out found themselves stuck for hours because of the high water that shut down roadways including a section of interstate 95. >> the nasty conditions will be is sticking around. >> paul williams now with the holiday forecast. >> reporter: good morning to you, we have the influence of
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bonnie still creating down pours along the east coast, courtesy of a high-pressure system that will guide that along. the big story right now the strong thunderstorms still rumbling throughout portions of texas. stronger storms throughout the central portions of the state up toward the panhandle of texas. diane, kendis. >> okay, paul, thank you. turning to politics on this memorial day weekend. donald trump is making a direct appeal to veterans. >> and bernie sanders is campaigning hard in california as he faces a new call to step aside. kenneth moton has the latest. >> reporter: the libertarianians have picked a nominee. this year's third-party candidate can be a real spoiler. >> reporter: the unofficial start of the summer and the 2016 race is heating up. >> we're going to rebuild our
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military and we're going to take care of our veterans. >> reporter: sunday, dox dox was in washington revving up support. the event brings awareness to prisoners of war. it's trump's comments about one former p.o.w. john mccain that's getting new attention. >> i like people who weren't captured, okay. >> reporter: the only former gop nominee to endorse trump decorated veteran bob dole said that trump needs to apologize. bernie sanders continues to call out donald trump and his opponent hillary clinton. the ahead of next week's california primary. >> he ought to be able to read the sign post. if he did that, he would know that it's all but over. >> reporter: but the candidates in the race have a new opponent. >> for the nominee for president of the yitsd, governor gary
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johnson! >> reporter: over the weekend, in orlando, two-term new mexico governor gary johnson emerged as the lib trainian candidate. a poll said a good group of voters are looking for an alternative. diane and kendis. >> all right, keeping things interesting. want to get to some breaking news from iraq, a new offensive to retake the city of fallujah from isis has started. federal police units along with army units entered the city from three directions this morning. the u.s.-led coalition has been providing support in the week leading up to the assault. more bodies of migrants are being recovered. more than 700 people have been killed in three separate wrecks since wednesday.
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survivors as well as bodies of the dead have arrived in southern italy. and more breaking news this morning -- from mexico, a soccer star has been rescued from kidnappers. take a look at this image of alan pulido, he's undergoing some medical evaluations. he was intercepted by armed men after leaving a party near his home. wing suit dare devil has defied gravity. he dropped 6,000 feet from a helicopter and then saturday through a paper target on the great wall. >> wow, you can say he nailed it. corliss said this was all about precision. he's retiring from that.
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coming up -- possible shark attacks on both coasts this holiday weekend. details straight ahead. plus the mother of the boy who made it into the gorilla enclosure at a zoo speaking out, what she's saying about her own parenting. and an explosion right in the middle of a motorcycle race. see the bizarre chain of events that caused it. stay with us.
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a florida teenager is recovering after being biten by a shark near jacksonville, the boy was rushed to the hospital to be treated for an eight-inch bite above his right knee. he was surfing with his father when the attack happened. the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. in southern california a shark may be believed for
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injuries suffered by a swimmer in long beach. and on this memorial day, we're learning that flag sales are soaring, a wisconsin flagmaker said its sales are 15% from this time from last year. partly due to this being an election year. the company's chief operating officer said there's more than that there's been a rise in pay terrorism. x:men apocalypse was easily topped at the box office but didn't do as well as expected. it pud in $65 million over three days. but alice through the looking glass from our parent company disney flopd. when you think of coconut-flavored goodies, the color white comes to mind. this sweet treat is anything but. >> the new hot ice cream of the
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summer is jet black, it's called coconut ash. the unique new flavor was created by a new york ice cream parlor. >> i'm sure it probably tastes better than it looks. >> i hope so. when we come back -- a trio of good samaritans come to the aid of a woman who said she was out with a friend. and the change having some serious consequences. ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to work on fine lines and... ...even deep wrinkles. "one week? that definitely works!" rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots, rapid tone repair. neutrogena®.
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a wild explosion and it's caught on camera. take a look there during a race. what happened, one rider spun out and another ran over the bike's gas tank and the fireball results. there were no major injuries and eventually the race in spain was restarted with all the riders except the one that spun out. here at home, this weather is creating some major challenges for drivers on the east coast especially along the i-95 corridor, plan on similar conditions from the gulf coast to the canadian border. if you're a planning to fly, heavy rains could cause delays in new york, philadelphia washington, d.c. the gorilla exhibit at the cincinnatisie remains closed
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this morning. >> zoo officials said making the decision to kill the animal in order to assure the safety of the child. marsi gonzales reports from cincinna cincinnati. >> oh, my god! >> okay, everybody back up. >> reporter: tonight, a young boy recovering after coming face to face with a 400-pound gorilla. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: for more than ten minutes, onlookers, including the boy's mother, watch in horror after authorities say the 4-year-old crawled there a barrier, making his way through the bushes and plunging ten feet into the moat below. >> i heard her yell that's my baby. it was loud and chaotic. very traumatizintraumatizing. >> reporter: you can see the gorilla's left arm make contact. the boy scoots back. the gorilla seemingly lifts him up, sweeps him across the water.
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>> stood over him in a protective stance. he wasn't harming the child. seemed that the gorilla was scared as well. >> reporter: with the animal holding the boy between his legs, a zoo worker takes aim. shooting and killing the endangered 17-year-old silverback gorilla, harambe. >> a loud bang. >> reporter: rescuers rushing in, pulling the boy to safety. while the zoo is open, the gorilla exhibit is closed. people have been people have been coming by here all day, leaving flowers in honor of the gorilla. protesters outside of the zoo questioning why the worker didn't use a tranquilizer. >> in an agitated situation, it may take quite a while for a tranquilizer to take effect. one more note on that n a now-deleted facebook posts, a mother said he has a concussions
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and a few scrapes. she also said, quote, society is quick to judge. she keeps a eye on her kids and accidents happen. the women claim they saw a man dropping something into a woman's drink while she was in a restroom. one of the good samaritans went to the restroom to let her know. >> i got up and went to the restroompy found if her in there and i just said, this is weird, but we saw that guy you're with put something in your drink. >> they said surveillance video also saw the same thing. the man was arrested. >> to sports now and this weekend's champions league soccer. final ended with spain's real madrid winning its 11th european title.
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>> he scored the tying goal. he celebrated by running into the stands and kissing that woman right there. >> for a little while. >> she's his girlfriend. makes it a little less -- >> awkward. >> the glory faded when real won in a penalty kick shootout. >> so, real madrid got the last laugh. >> that's right. rojd owe scored the winning goal. >> game seven of the nba western conference finals is tonight. the winner between golden state/oklahoma city advances to face thursday. as for yesterday's sports let's get the highlights from espn. sunday, at the great american race it took place and always a tremendous tradition. >> it's rolling some cinderella stories, people coming from behind. 100th running of the indianapolis 500. the greatest spectacle in racing. absolutely. it was a rookie who stole the
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show, alex rossi. crosses the finish line and then runs out of gas shortly thereafter. what a moment for him and his crew. and plenty of vitamin d for everybody. sunday night baseball. mets dodgers, clayton kershaw on the mound. kershaw out of the game. kershaw went 7 innings. curtis granderson just out of the reach of yasiel. top nine, bases loaded and aadri aadri adrian delivers. dodgers win by a score of 4-2. >> that's all for us. all right, up next in the pulse, not a usual day in the lecture hall. and then we're not off to key west for some wet and wild
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students. you have to get some sleep at some point. >> the university of washington, this lecture hall here where a storm surge was a topic of a lecture and then this happened -- this might be the best part yet. the guy who was asleep there gets up, off the floor, grabs his backpack and walks out the hall as if nothing happened. >> the guy delivering the lecture totally rolled with it. but we saw it. many spectacles this weekend not just parades and barbecues. >> boats held today by duct tape initially. >> it was literally sink or swim for the entrants and not all of them -- >> there was a lot of sinking. >> he didn't win.
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good morning, i'm tamala edwards. it is monday, may 30th. memorial day. coming up next on "action news," the holiday weekend hams taken a turn for the wet. arrivedavid murphy has the effen outdoor plans. tragedy strikes at a rodeo show in salem county, new jersey. investigators are revealing what went wrong. we'll tell you about several museums in philadelphia they are marking memorial day with special promotions. that's next. those who died while serving in the nation's armed forces on this memorial day. our last story this morning is about some men who survived.
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>> they fought in vietnam. now they're helping out their interpreter for the help he gave them. abc's bob woodruff reports. >> he was the combat interpreter for every s.e.a.l. s.e.a.l. team. >> those s.e.a.l. teams were the most effective combat s.e.a.l. teams in vietnam primarily because of minh's influence. >> reporter: when the u.s. pulled out vietnam, minh disappeared. presumed dead. until he was found in 2006. >> he looks at me with this big smile breaks out. that was the thing that identified himself. he always had this big grin on his face. >> reporter: i got a chance to hear his remarkable story.
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how s.e.a.l. who fought near him built him a new house. what would your life be like if the s.e.a.l. didn't find you. >> i would be dead. >> reporter: a bond unbroken. why of minh. >> you're getting old. >> you're a hell of a man, god please you. >> reporter: he was too poor to send his children to college, now his granddaughter is a freshman at the ho chi minh university. in his case, the s.e.a.l.s will always remember his contribution. >> to friendship. >> reporter: bob woodruff, vietnam. >> a great friendship indeed. >> yes, that's lasted for years. >> that's what making news i good morning, everyone it
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is 4:30 a.m., monday, may 30th. here's what we're following on "action news." accuweather is tracking a rainy end to the memorial day holiday. an electric current shocks a man who was swimming in a pool at the jersey shore. "action news" speaks to the teen who jumped into save him. we have an important consumer alert for parents more than 3 million seal proof cups for children are under recall. there's rain on the way, in fact, david murphy joins us along with matt pellman who is filling i

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