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several others in an ambush in dallas. we have live with the latest. i'm rick williams and sara bloomquist is off and we are covering the latest from dallas as this hour and philadelphia's police commissioner is weighing in on this. and melissa magee has the accuweather forecast. but again the big story is the ambush in dallas texas, five police officers shot and killed and the investigation continued. heart broken and hurting in dallas. the city is coming to grips after a gunman opened fire at a rally, the deadliest day for police since 9/11. lets get the latest from marcy gonzales from dallas. chaos on the streets of downtown dallas overnight. >> shots fired -- >> at least five officers killed. nine other officers and civilians injured. when police say that at least
two snipers positioned above what started as peaceful protest against police brutality took aim. specifically targeting officers. >> he said he was upset about the recent police shootings and the suspect said he wanted to kill white people especially white officers. there was no cover from the spray of bullets from above risking their lives to save others. >> this chilling video shows an ac of bravery taking on a shooter before he is killed. brent thompson, got married just two weeks ago. >> we are heart broken. there are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. all i know is this must stop. >> after a standoff police killing one of the gunman, 125-year-old micah johnson using
an explosive device and at least three other suspects taken into custody. another suspect telling police he left bombs all over the area, they say they have found nothing so far but much of down town is blocked off as they search. >> a woman who was attending that rally with her four sons last night is recovered after being hit by the gun fire. her sister says it was peaceful rally and the family was enjoying it and then came the barrage of bullets, tailer was shot in the leg while running away and her sister dove on top of her 15-year-old son while her other boys ran for cover. >> she laid there and it was five minutes before the cops could get to her and pull her to cover. not realizing she was really shot at the time. >> thankfully taylor's sons were not hurt and the family is praying for the officers who
were injured and killed. after the chaos a show of support and solidarity, officers stood outside of the hospital and saluted their fallen comrades and hospital workers came and stood arm and arm with the police. and people are on high alert all over the country following the shooting in dallas. and annie mccormick spoke with police commissioner, richard ross. >> reporter: the commissioner said they are still learning the details like everybody else but they are adding extra safety measures because they want to make sure not only their officers -- >> you watch in horror, seeing the police officers being pinned down first of all. not knowing what they are dealing with, which is absolutely scary. >> philadelphia police commissioner, richard ross, expressing his thoughts.
philadelphia police are riding two officers to a cruiser, safety precautions as a direct reaction to the dallas police officers targeted and killed during a thursday night protest. >> we'll take appropriate measures to ensure their safety. obviously putting out additional clips to remind them to be vigilant. >> after the shooting death of philando castille of minnesota and alton sterling of louisiana. just last night local act viflts in center city in town for the church convenience held a protest for both of the slain men. it wrapped up peacefully before the shots rang out at the dallas protest. with more protests and rallies expected as early as tonight. ross says moving forward they are concerned about protests in
general with the goal to keep everyone safe. >> it prompts us to take measures we have never taken before. obviously large scale events, are things we would have done but not necessarily in protests. >> some of those safety measures are kept secret and the public will never see but they are being added. the commissioner says they do that for the public's safety. as for the dnc coming up we ask if there would be different precautions they will be taking and he said it's too early to talk about that. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. people in our area are grieving as well after news of that deadly ambush in dallas, "action news" spoke to people in and around center city and said last night's events are weighing heavily on their minds and hearts. >> it only takes one thing to set people off and they are riled up. i am praying so sad for innocent
people to lose their lives and also sad for people that lost their lives that didn't need to. >> live together not so much shooting and malice we have against one another. >> katherine scott will have more from our area coming up at 12:30. this ambush comes after two black men were killed by police in minnesota and louisiana this week. philando castille was killed in a suburb. his girlfriend live streamed the after imagine. and they have identified the officer that approached the car from the driver's side and another officer was at the car's passenger side but he was the officer that actually opened fire. >> the mother of one of alton sterling's children is denouncing the police killings. she issued a statement saying quote, responding to violence with violence is not the answer. our hearts break for the
families of the officers lost as they protected protesters and residents. alton sterling was shot by two police officers outside of a convenience store in baton rouge, louisiana. we invite to you stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest from dallas, texas, and join the conversation about this tragedy on our facebook and twitter pages. back here police in new jersey have identified the man shot by police in toms river. they fired on timothy sowers after he pointed a gun at officers. he pointed a gun at the officers at haines drive and there were reports of a suspicious vehicle. he was shot and jumped into the toms river, he was injured but is expected to survive. on the weather front, we are
in a heat wave, this is the third day of 90 degree temperatures. the heat is excessive outside as we look live at sky 6 hd in cape may and a lot of folks are on the beach. we could see precipitation as showers and thunderstorms move in to cool things off. meteorologist, melissa magee, is in for david murphy outside on the terrace with the latest. >> reporter: happy friday to you rick. i was only outside for a couple of minutes and it's already uncomfortable because of the heat and humidity. it's 90 in philadelphia, making this an official heat wave for the city. 90 in wilmington and 86 in allentown and dew point levels are up there, we are in the 70s. so it certainly feels oppressive outside and not much relief coming until we get into the second half of our weekend, the excessive heat warning stays up until 6:00 this evening and for
the i-95 metro areas, because today when you factor in the heat and humidity, heat index numbers are feeling close to 100 degrees, so the hazy, hot and humid weathers continues for our friday. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar 3-d, you can see showers off to the west. they are already approaching central sections of pennsylvania ahead of the main cold front that moves through on saturday. we are certainly in line to find showers and storms firing up across the region. and because of that the storm prediction center placed a portion of our region for chester and portions of montgomery and bucks points from the north and west from the poconos to lancaster, the biggest threat of severe weather will be high winds and damaging hail. but downpours because of all the moisture in the air. coming up we'll look at the forecast and time out the showers and storms on the way with future tracker 6 and let you know when the relief is
coming. it's moving our way. details are coming up. >> thank you. as we head into the weekend "action news" has you covered on like and on social media. you'll find the updates on the forecasts and tips on staying cool and our expert meteorologists keep you up to date on facebook and twitter. coming up after the break we continue the coverage of the deadly ambush in dallas, texas, and reaction from both donald trump and hillary clinton. after both candidates canceled campaign events and a delaware county police officer shot in the line of duty two weeks ago is speaking exclusively with "action news." when "action news" at noon continues in just a moment.
in louisiana and providing assistance to local authorities in minnesota that are leading the investigation there. and today we are peaceful and collaborative determined action, we must continue to work to build trust with communities and law enforcement. we must continue to work to guarantee every person in this
country equal justice under the law and take a hard look on the ease in which people can get their hands on deadly weapons and the ease in which they use them. and we must reflect on the kind of country we want to build and the society we are choosing to pass on to our children. and above all we must reject the easy impulses of bitterness and rancor, and embrace the vital work of finding a path together and we must remind ourselves that we are all americans, and as americans we share not just a common land but a common life, not just common goals but a common heart and soul. those we lost this week have come from different backgrounds and different neighborhoods, but today they are mourned by officers and residents and family and friends and men and women and children who love
them. who needed them and who will miss them always. they are mourned by all of us. to the families of all that lost their lives in this series of tragedies we share your pain and your loss. to our brothers and sisters who wear the badge i want you to know that i am deeply grateful for the difficult and dangerous work you do every day to keep our streets safe and our nation secure. our hearts are broken by this loss. and the department of justice will do all that we can to support you in the days ahead. and to those that seek to improve our country, through peaceful protest and protected speech, and i you to know your voice is important. do not be discouraged by those that use your lawful actions as a cover for heinous violence. we will work to safe guard your constitutional rights and work with you to build a better nation and brighter future.
and to all americans, i ask you, i implore you, do not let this week precipitate a new normal in this country. i ask you to turn to each other and not against each other as we move forward, let us support one another, let us help heat one another. i urge you to remember today and every day, we are one nation and one people and we stand together. may god bless the families and loved one for all who are taken from us this week. and may god bless the united states. thank you. >> you were listening to attorney general, loretta lynch addressing the ambush, calling for peace and prayers for the five police officers shot and killed during the chaos and confusion there. the president is out of the country and he sent his thoughts
as well. meanwhile, the presidential candidates are calling for calm in the wake of the killings in dallas and cutting back on their schedules out of respect for the police officers killed in dallas. democrat, hillary clinton and vice president joe biden postponed a morning rally in scranton, but delicious will talk about the police involved death of sterling and castille at the episcopal convention in center city this afternoon. earlier today clinton tweeted, i mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters and their families and all who serve with them. >> and presumptive nominee donald trump reached out through twitter, he wrote prayers and condolences for all the families so thoroughly demonstrated by the horrors we are watching take place in our country. he was due to meet with hispanic
voters in miami and canceled out of respect for the victims in dallas. a police officer shot seven times on the job spoke exclusively to "action news" about his death. they say that he was ambushed and shot chris dorman two weeks ago as the 25-year-old was responding to a drug call. dorman managed to get on his radio and call for help. >> one through my nose and out my cheek and i didn't know it at the time but one hit my chest here where my badge is on my shirt. >> there are more surgeries ahead but is expected to make a full recovery. he said he loves being a cop despite the dangers the job presents.
the latest jobs report shows a rebound for the u.s. economy, the labor department says that employers added 287,000 jobs last month, a rebound from may's dismal showing. more americans began looking for work experts say the report suggests that the u.s. economy was improving before the unite the kingdom voted to leave the european union. well, the mega millions jackpot climbed to a whopping $540 million. tickets are selling at twice the rate of last week. sales are expected to exceed $181 million between tuesday's drawing and tonight.
it's the third highest in mega millions history and the seventh highest overall. you can see the winning numbers later this evening on "action news" at 11:00. good luck. health check at noon, doctors call it a game changer in the fight against coronary heart disease. an arizona man is the first patient in the u.s. to receive a heart stent that dissolves overtime. doctors say those are permanent and can interfere with future procedures.
and tomorrow it's only sunday that we have relief coming our way. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan it's dry for philadelphia but off to the west we are tracking some precipitation out across areas in central pennsylvania down through harrisburg and that moisture works its way into our region through the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening hours. we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd we are down at the shore there in atlantic city, a beautiful shot and a lot of beach umbrellas, that is the place to be if you want to beat the heat and humidity, later at the shore we'll find showers and storms that move that way as we get into the rest of tonight. right now in philadelphia we are coming in at 90 degrees, it's an official heat wave for the city. 90 in wilmington and reading 87 degrees, at the coast in cape may 83 and 86 in dover. dew points are in the 70s, you factor in the heat and humidity, it feels like 95 in philadelphia
and 97 in wilmington and a heat index of 93 in trenton. that is why we are under the excessive heat warning until 6:00. feeling like 91 in allentown and cape may feeling like 90 degrees, here is satellite 6 along with action radar you can see it's quiet right now but off to the west we are tracking showers and storms and they will make their way eastward as we make our way through the rest of the afternoon and evening hours, we'll time out the precipitation for you, 2:30 in the afternoon we have showers and storms and a lot of that precip off the west. 5:00 in the evening we are calling for the showers, some of which is heavy and that is why the storm prediction center put our northwest suburbs in the line of showers. northern montgomery and northern burkes counties. most of that moves offshore as we get into 8:00, 9:00 tonight and then another batch of moisture that moves through into
saturday afternoon. what to expect for today? tropical downpours on it's way from a west east direction and localized flash flooding is a concern and dangerous lightning associated with the showers and storms and possible gusty winded as well. if you travel down the shore today. certainly a good beach day a place to be to beat the heat s high of 85 degrees and we are tracking the thunderstorms friday night into the shore. and saturday humid with a thunderstorm around and 88 and a much better feeling day on sunday with temperatures in the upper 80s. in the poconos, warm in the afternoon and 84 and 80 on saturday and a cool breeze on sunday with a high of 70 degrees with the northwesterly wind coming on in. oppressive today and the afternoon and evening storms and warm on saturday and humid and 88 and breezy and nicer as we get into the day on sunday and 86, 88 on monday and a nice summer day and 90 on tuesday and
following for you at 12:30. >> we are hurting. our profession is hurting. >> tragedy in dallas after police officers are ambushed during a protest. we have the lightest with team coverage coming up and new details announced today about lesean mccoy's involvement with a fight with philadelphia police. and looking at sky 6 hd the heat and humidity continues to plague our region and melissa magee has the latest from accuweather. now, the details 12 police officers in dallas were shot and five of them killed during a sniper attack at a protest for the recent killings of black men in louisiana and minnesota. the police chief said that shooter, micah johnson acted alone and was not affiliated with a