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track to fame after placing third in the nationally tell rised singing contest. last night cristina grimmie was gunned down after a concert by a man whose motives remain a mystery. saturday night i'm walter perez. the big story on "action news" is senseless death of the young woman full of promise and talent. cristina grimmie grew up in marlton, new jersey and graduated from cherokee high school. last night she was signing autographs in florida when a man walk up to her and opened fire. we have reaction from her hometown but first, details about what happened from abc's lauer than lister. >> reporter: he was on a mission of murder. >> it does peer that he came here to commit this crime. >> ♪ >> reporter: she was his unsuspecting pray singing here in the last performance of her life. >> we're in orlando today, please come to the show. >> reporter: after her performance cristina grimmie was doing autographs and selfies with fans when kevin
james loibl carried two guns and a hunting knife. >> he approached her and opened fire. >> four gunshots were almost immediately. >> almost immediately her brother marcus grimmie tackled the suspect to the ground. shortly after that the suspect killed himself. >> reporter: grimmie is rush to the hospital, overnight, the tragic news her publicist announcing that grimmie did not survived. >> ♪ >> reporter: cristina grimmie was known for finishing third on the voice and performances like this on dancing with the stars. authorities are combing through loibl's phone and computers for a motive. on the door of the loibl's st. petersberg home this message deepest so or for loss of family friend and fans of the talented cristina grimmie. in other comment. >> fans tried to console themselves with an impromptu memorial at the concert venue. >> i'm shock. i didn't know what to do. >> all she wanted to to was sing and follow her dream.
>> ♪ >> reporter: those songs and those dreams, now gone, with a singer's young life. lauren lister for abc news, orlando, florida. >> "action news" reporter jeff chirico continues our coverage. he is live in medford new jersey where grimmie's hometown church held a service tonight in her honor, jeff? >> reporter: well, hi there walter. grimmie was part of the youth group and being remembered as a kind young woman who left her mark on her community. pastor hearsays he prayed with grimmie and her family before she went on tour, a tour no one could have imagined would have ended like this. >> my wife and i just prayed and cried. >> ♪ >> reporter: before she sang for the nation cristina grimmie sang for god. she and her family were long time members of the fellowship chap until medford, new jersey where grimmie's humility and voice stood out. >> when we first heard her sing it was like this is a very, very good gift. wonderful girl. what you saw was what she was.
she was a real deal. >> reporter: grimmie lived in marlton and attended church in high school before moving in california with her family and finding fame, first in the you tube sensation, and then as a contestant on nbc's the voice. >> she was on the voice, everyone was kind of watching the voice and following it, and all rooting for her. >> reporter: grimmie's former high school is shock by the rising star's violent death. >> i just thought she was a normal person. i cannot see any reason why anyone would want to go after her for any reason at all. >> reporter: in 2014, grimmie returned to eve slam township to perform for the fourth of july celebration. mayor randy brown tweeted this statement. i'm shocked and saddened by the news of cristina grimmie's death. she was one of the evesham's shining stars. condolences to the grimmie family. >> ♪ >> reporter: grimmie's former pastor says their thoughts are now with her family, for whom they will pray, at services on sunday. >> we miss her horribly. so this is so tragic and so sad, so i'm just hoping that this weekend we can help
people through the grief. >> reporter: grimmie's family has been dealing with tough times for a while. her mother had been battling cancer for years. mayor brown says evesham township will hold a vigil in grimmie's honor monday night. we are live from medford, jeff chirico for channel six "action news". a murder investigation is underway after a five-year old was shot and killed in trenton. just before 4:00 this afternoon police found the victim at prospect and reservoir streets. the 15 year-old victim had been shot repeatedly no arrests have been made. a young boy was rushed to the hospital, after he was hit by a car in north philadelphia. investigators say that two cars collided, just after 5:00 t and lehigh avenue, one of the cars then went off the roadway and then hit 11 year-old who was standing there on the sidewalk. a woman in one of the cars was also rush to the hospital, and officials from licensing and inspections was also called out, to the scene, because one
of the cars hit a building. donald trump was in pittsburgh today, talking about political correctness. he told crowd that some leaders in washington have no clue what they are doing. presumptive republican nominee also slammed them for being too politically correct. democratic candidates were not the on the campaign trail today but hillary clinton still received a endorsement from the reverend jesse jackson. civil rights leader called her the most qualified candidate. clinton declared victory tuesday night when she reached magic number of 2,383 delegates. still, bernie sanders has vowed to keep campaigning. d.c. hold is it primary on tuesday, and we will have have much more coming up on the presidential campaign ahead at 11:30. moving to the accu weather forecast, it is pretty sultry tonight. threat of severe weather has diminished. while a good night to turn off the ac and open up the windows that might not work tonight. meteorologist melissa magee is at the "action news" big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast.
melissa? >> it was noticeably more humid to day, big difference in comparison to yesterday. a this is hour still very warm with the southeasterly win. eighty-three in philadelphia after a high today of 91 in the city. eighty-two for reading and allentown. at the coast in atlantic city, 9 miles inland at the airport coming in at 82. south facing wind in cape may. you are cooler coming in at 75 . we are looking at dew point and it is level of the how much moisture is not at months fear. we have dew points in the middle and lower 60's, spike go to 73 in dover and cape may, coming in at 70 degrees. you can feel the moisture in the atmosphere. that will be changing, slowly as we get in the second half of our weekend. the call from accu weather over next 12 hours, partly cloudy, still warm and muggy, dropping down to 07 in the suburbs. 74 degrees in philadelphia, for the overnight low. and your day planner will look like this we will max out at 88 degrees tomorrow. it is warm and it will be windy. plenty of sunshine, all the way through but you will notice the factor, and a difference in our weather as
we go throughout the day. humidity will be lowering as we get into sunday afternoon, it is warm, windy, in fact, wind will be gusting tomorrow from 30 to 35 miles an hour. we will take a closer look at that with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast, walter. >> thanks, melissa. be sure to keep up with six abc.com and/weather, keep it opened on all devices, rely on the power of storm tracker six live radar to help you plan your weekend and follow our team of meteorologists on facebook and twitter, for the latest updates. tens of thousands of soccer fans from all over the world have converged on philadelphia, for a major international tournament. and tonight, team u.s.a. took on parquay at the link in south philadelphia. fans arrived early to tailgate before tonight's game. this is second of the three copa america soccer matches to be played in philadelphia. fans of eight different teams today say they are exited to see philadelphia, and soccer, in the spotlight. >> it is absolutely love it here. everybody is so friendly here.
oh, my god, america and parquay, all together, amazing. >> spirit is here, energy is here. everybody is coming together. baby, this is what america is all about. >> and team u.s.a.'s victory today earns them a spot in the copa america quarter finals, we have all kind of fun stuff coming up, including highlights. "action news" was there tonight as the centre square fire company in blue bell held a ground breaking ceremony for a brand new facility that will be going up behind the company's existing station on skippack pike which was built back in 1954. new station will feature an updated kitchen and work out room, it is expect to be built and opened in about a year. well, a couple from haddon township, new jersey is redefining true love in the face of the heart breaking struggle. today richard myers and his girlfriend of three years kimberly were married in audubon. they moved up their wedding date after richard was diagnosed with als, also known as lou gehrig's disease in march. this is after he survived
cancer. richard is a life long baseball fan who was local little league president and umpire for more than two decade. >> i told him to put this in his memory bank. he is a fighter. very much much a fighter. before he got sick he was a fighter with words. now he is just a fighter. >> wedding had a baseball theme and was complete with the surprise visit by philly fanatic. much more to come on "action news" tonight, a violent sex offender who escaped from prison is still on the loose. we will have an update on the search and how they captured his partner in crime. it was a special bingo game in philadelphia, why tonight was extra special for lb gt community. also jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back.
overseas riot police in france traded blows with fans from russia and england on thursday. police in riot shield tried to restore peace using police dogs and tear gas. it placed days before a start of the major soccer tournament in paris. organizers appealed to them, appealing to the fans, asking them to calm down and allow everyone to enjoy the tournament in peace. one of the two violent sex offenders is back behind bars tonight in nebraska. but only after he attacked two more women on the run.
armond dixon escaped from a transport truck and left their high security prison yesterday morning. corrections officials admit that the two were able to escape because of security lapses. timothy kaufman remains on the loose in nebraska. young father of twin girls was gunned down right in front of his house in bucks county and tonight his mother is asking for your help. here's rick williams with tonight's crime fighters report. >> reporter: catherine says her 20 year-old son robert was going to begin a nursing program in bucks county community college. >> he was my pride and joy, and got a scholarship to the program to be a nurse. >> reporter: that all changed on tuesday, february 16th. kathleen says that the family had just returned home from a family dinner. at 8:00 p.m. robert was outside in front of their home on bath streets in bristol bucks county. >> five minutes later we heard gunshots. >> reporter: robert was hit in the head and then killed.
>> i know in my heart. >> police, agreed. >> we don't believe he was necessarily the target. there are several eyewitnesses to the actual shooting, and there is video surveillance that we were able to collect, from the shooting itself. >> reporter: witnesses reported seeing a small red compact vehicle leaving the area but police say they need more. >> whether they think it is important or not, we like to sift through everything to just kind of firm up what we believe already happened. >> somebody saw something. somebody knows something. >> reporter: the citizens crime commission is administering a 25 hub dollars reward for any information, that leads to the arrest and convictions of the person responsible. all you need to do is call 215-546-tips. all calls will remain anonymous. for crime fighters, i'm rick williams for channel six "action news".
♪ >> it was a great reason to dance tonight, at the gay bingo game at the y in center city philadelphia tonight. it mark the 20th anniversary of this event which has become very, very popular. tonight's theme was roaring 20's and featured lots of music, dancing and drag queens who served as quote bingo verifying divas. gay bingo raises money for hiv and aids services all across the delaware valley. time for a check of the accu weather forecast with
meteorologist melissa magee. if you have been outside you know it is warm out there. >> it is so warm at this hour. the humidity is up there as well, walter. as we go throughout the day it will start to lower. we will show you sky six live and storm tracker six, double scan radar showing you it is dry no issues with precipitation. we stayed away from any severe wet are threat, that stayed well north of our region, tonight, so we are dry, but it is cloudy and it is pretty humid. we will show you picture outside, action cam outside earlier tonight there in center city. you can see, the schuylkill river trail and also, the highway, so really comfortable conditions as far as the cloud cover is concern. we have a partly cloudy sky but it is warm. high across the region in the 90's along the 95 corridor and areas north and west, cater at the coast. reading your high is 92. philadelphia 91. same thing at allentown 91. ninety for wilmington. ac airport 9 miles inland
there we have southeasterly wind with 83 in trenton. eighty-two allentown, lehigh valley. eighty in lancaster. coast at cape may 72. beach haven in the upper 70's. here's satellite six with action radar. not much in the way of fuel, for these showers, and storms. we didn't have really a trigger cross the region. you can see upper level low that the showers and storms, it will skirt well to the north and east of our region. we're dry for the rest of tonight. is there a cold front off to the west, that will be swinging, south and east ward as we get through the overnight hours, and the warmth will stay around as we get in the second half of the weekend but humidity will lower as day wears on. future tracker six timing out the dew point numbers, dropping at 8:00 o'clock in the morning we are still in the upper 60's. you can feel humidity overhead. lots of moisture in the atmosphere at that point. by 11:00 a.m. we are in the 50's. still comfortable early in the morning tomorrow, and as we get in the evening hours, dew point numbers will be in the 40's. so the atmosphere will start to dry out as we get a bit of
the west to northwesterly wind. that moves on in. something to keep in mind, however that the wind will be gusting, anywhere from 30 to 35 miles an hour work that cold front coming on through. so, down the shore, sunny, windy, less humid. coming in at 86 degrees for the high temperature. up in the poconos your destination takes through north of the city, unshine and cloud, lower humidity. cool day. high temperature coming in at 68. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, humidity drops as we get into sunday morning, unday afternoon. high of 88 degrees. still windy tomorrow. not as warm on monday, so breezy, at 80 degrees. included and some sunshine on tuesday, in at 80 degrees. thunderstorm is likely as we get into tuesday afternoon. wednesday, still sunny and warm. nice day. 84 degrees. thursday, partly sunny, 82. seasonally warm on friday at 81 degrees as we get into next saturday, high temperature coming in at 80 degrees and then, mostly sunny skies, so not bad for our next week
ahead, walter. >> not bad at all. up next, jeff skversky has sports. phillies bats go silent again verse the nationals. that and more whether "action news" straight ahead. we can't contain it any long... oh! you know, that reminds me of how geico's been the fastest-growing auto insurer for over 10 years straight. over ten years? mhm, geico's the company your friends and neighbors trust. and deservedly so. indeed. geico. expect great savings and a whole lot more.
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and get a free samsung 50 inch smart tv. only on america's best network. jeff skversky has sport and phillies are having problems a lot of problems. this is going back quite sometime now. worst stretch of the season. hopefully they can figure this thing out. what in the world is going on in washington? i'm not talking about the presidential race. but the race, in the nl east. the phillies can all but concede, they have lost five straight to the nationals and they are now a season worst nine games out of first place. aaron nola, won't get elect to the all-star game if he keeps pitching like this against the nationals. second inning, teammates trying to get him out of the jam, caesar hernandez, wow, what a play. glove save. freddie galvis. they only get one. nationals rally continues. they bat around in the second,
michael keller, rbi single, three to nothing. very next batter bryce harper with the rbi single. yeah. nola allows four runs in the second. he is pulled before the end of the fourth. it is it shortest start of his career. phillies lose eight to nothing. they have lost 14 out of their last 18 games. no hard feelings, i guess, the same sam bradford who demanded a trade, as traded haze stance. eagles quarterback is praising head coach doug pederson now. maybe this will be a happy two year marriage after all. before their summer break pederson went out of his way to compliment bradford's work ethic, performance, leadership. bradford is helping lead a group of eagles players in the players only practice in san diego next month leading up to training camp. >> it is the trust factor that is there. that is what we you want to see with your starting quarterback. with a guy that has said, it took sometime to evaluate the
situation and then to come back and say hey, you know what, maybe it is okay. >> he is just a class act, he is a great guy. i think i'm enclose tore him now then i was before. i give him a lot of credit for handling it the way that he did. >> clint dempsey and u.s. soccer team only needed a point to the advance to the quarter finals of the copa america but that is not the point. they are not the playing parquay at the link for only a draw but they are playing to win. they are kicking and screaming for a u.s.a. soccer at the link tonight, pick it up, 27th minute, great set up for clint dempsey, how about the one timer. good, goal. that is enough. one to nothing. red, white and blue protect that lead despite multiple, yellow cards, eighty-second minute, brad guston with back to back saves. u.s.a. wins, they advance to the quarter finals. they won five of their last six matches. more sports next, but first we will kick it to break.