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king news br tonight, the shooting massacre at a newspaper, a gunman opening fire inside the office building. >> we do have ties, and we do have serious injuries. >> at least five killed, terrifying accounts of reporters oliding under desks as it unfded. tonight a suspect is in custody but what s wae motive? supreme showdown. the battle lines are drawn. who is on president trump's short list to succeed retiring swing justice anthony kennedy? explosive battle on capitol hill over the mueller probe. >> whatever you got, finish it the hell up because th country is being torn apart. >> tense moments as republicans grilled to p justice and fbi officials. dangerous he, orching temperatures for over 200 million
of us ahead of the fourth of july holiday. > >>he race to rescue a soccer team trapped in an under ground cave. thu.s. military joining the search. sweet music, the yo ung composers whose debut left audiences amed. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. active shooter, two ti words that coned us all to brace for the worst. a mass shooting in the depths of innocence. today was no exception. the call of an active shooting leading police in maryland this afternoon to the scene of another deadly shooting rampage. five were killed and several wounded when a an opened fire at the offices of an annapolis newspaper. according to a reporter for the paper that witness the attack, the attacker shot through a glass door at multiple employees. that reporter tweet ring there is nothing more ting than hearing multiple people getting shot
when you're under your desk. >> reporter: the first calls came in at 2:34 this afternoon. >> several shots haven ired. possible shotgun, at least ten shots heard. >> reporter: reports of the active shooter in annapolis, maryland at an office complex housing the capital gazette newspaper. >> shot gun, green shirt, black pants. >> reporter: terrified reporters inside tweeting accnts. thony messenger writing active shooter, 888est gate, please help us. reporter phil davis saying gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. there is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people getting shot while under your desk and hearing the gunman relo. authorityi authoritying confirming at least five fatalities.iconfirming at least five fatalities.econfirm at least five fatalities.sconfirming at least five fatalities. confirming at least five
fatalities. >> it's scary, very scary. sorry, i'm a little shaken up about everything. >> reporter: police inside evacuated peop from the building with their hands up. >> they told us to put our hands up and keep them up and start sprinting. >> reporter: the suspect is in custody and being questioned. the motive currently unknown. >> the investigati has just started. we're going to be quite awhile determing what occurred, why it occurred and how it occurred. >> reporter: the governor officering condolences and thanking the responders. >> your hees out to the people that lost their lives. >> reporter: the mayor adding a week ago they went tough active shooting training. >> we did not expect something like this to happen in our community, but we were ready and i don't think we could have had more resources. tremendous response. r orter: lester, tonight senior law enforcement officials tell nbc news the suspect is not cooperating with police. they identified himin facial recognition resoft >> thank you. in reaction to the latest massacre, law enforcement moved to
step up security at many media organizations there are more tha150 mass shootings in the u.s. just this year. nbc's tom costello has been talking to the experts about what's become a disturbing part of everyday life in america. s >> reporter: i become a nauseatingly common occurrence in america, another mass shooting in a year of mass shoings. >> i heard them shouting, get down and don't move. >> reporter: while ever american kns what to do when the fire alarm rings, veschools conduct ac shooter drills for a scenario that seems far more likely. >> mass shootings are part of the culture and psyche in america. r he numbers get greaery year that we have to deal th nd every employee has to consider what he or she is going to do if they have to face that moment. >> reporter: today shooting the 154th just thi, for margry stoneman douglas in florida t santa fe high school
in texas and a waffle house in tennessee to a car wash in pennsylvan with today's attack on an annapolis newspaper, police rush y to provide secur "the baltimore sun." the motivation for today's attack, unclear. it could be some mental issue. it could be some type of revenge. it could be some power, hate, these kind of things, revenge are gerally the motives. >> reporter: a studly released last march by the secret service says nearly half of mass shootings were motivated by a personal grievance often retaliating for a perceived wrong an 64% of shooting suspects had some form of mental illness with a quarter previously hospitalization for psychiatric treatment. they wiltry to rewind the potential motivations whether on social media or a , personal grievance perhaps an interaction with somebody inside the building. pulling that apart can take a lot of time,
lester? >> tom costello, thank t'ou. take a turn to the battle over the supreme court. president trump facing visiting wisconsin today to tout his aim, a major decision that could reshape the t highest court land for a generation so what will he nominate to replace out going justice anthony kennedc' peter alexander tells us who is on his short list. >> reporter: president trump making the surge r a nominee a top priority. >> i'm going back to washington and we're going to pick ourselves one great e united states supr court justice. >> reporter: the president determined to find a nominee young enough to make ain ladifference. >> we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. >> reporter: on the short list, all appeals court judges including amy barrett
of indiana, brett kavanaugh of maryland. whoever is confirmed is sure to be more g onservative than requirstice anthony kennedy. in wisconsin the president boasting about a 10 billion investment witan ectronics giant. >> this is the eighth wonder of the world. >> reporter: the company pledging to create 13,000 new jo but taxpayers will be on the hook for $4 billion in state and local incentives. if paid out the mo a foreign company in u.s. history. >> this is 20 million plus. this will be one of the largt jobs build in the world. >> reporter: tension ignited by mr. trump's tariffs and a looming trade war could cost american jobs. here on harley rfdavidson's home tu after criticizing the company's plans move some production overseas to avoid stiff new european tariffs. >> build those beautiful motorcycles in the usa, please, okay? w don't get cuh us. >> reporter: the jury is out whether the economic policies will pay off. lester? >> all right, peter and republicansplre ning to rush push through the confirmation process for the supreme court nominee and despite
e majority in the senate, a few key republicans could make a close confirmation vote. congressional rrespondent kasie hunt has details. >> heditch the list! ditch list! >> reporter: the summer battle over president trump's supreme court nominee already heatg up in the senate. >> i don't think that we have nominee yet. >> reporter: republicans planning to hold a confirmation vote before the midterm elections, refusing democratic demands for a delay. >> ain't going to happen. >> reporter: even though they could lose control the senate in november. >> the earth could end tomorrow. you know, it's not aod xcuse. >> reporter: there are 51 republicans in the senate and the republican needs 50 votes to confirm his nominee. with john mccain home in arizona battling brain cancer and unable to vote, it ll come down to a half dozen critical senators. on the republican si, senator jeff flake often opposed the president and lisa and susan necollins are conc about whether the court will uphold s. abortion right >> from my perspective, roe v wade is an important
precedent and is settled law. >> reporter: on the ic side, three are all up for reelection in red states. do you think voters in west virginia want to see you vote for president trump's nominee? >> i think they want me to do my job, i would hope so. my job is to make sure the best person with the best qualifications gets that position. >> reporter: there is next to nothing that democrats can do to stop this and nbc news learned tonighthat the top white house lawyer don mcgahn y.alled to discuss the vaca a sign that the white house knows how critical they will be to the knockdo, drag out fight ahead. lester. >> kasie hunt, thanks. to explosive moments on capitol hill as horee blicans grilled fbi director christopher wray and pu attorney general rod rosenstein. republicans urging rosenstein to wrap up the russia investigwhich he's overseeing and democrats fighting back. our chief white house
correspondent hallie jackson has more. >> reporter: inside a a house hearing room political production. >> i'm reading what pr ths said. >> i would suggest you not rely on the press. >> who should we believe? clear it's not king personal, mr. jordan. >> believe me because i'm telling the truth and i'm under oath. >> reporter: the hearing focused on fbi actions during the hillary clinton e-mail investigation in 2016 and that senior agent working on the russia investigation at the time who exchanged anti trump text messages with a colleague he was the agent saying we'll stop it. >> these people were also the very same people who were assigned to investigate the man they hated, then candidate donald trump. >> reporr: but critics see this as a cover for republicans real purpose, they say to try to undermine the special counsel investigation over seen by deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. >> they are not interested in protecting our country from a future attack. this is just an effort to work as the president's fixe and ngress.
>> reporter: the white house says not so. >> there is no evidence of russian collusion so of course there is a frustration of wanting to wrap this up. >> reporter: the special counsel russia investigation lasted about 400 days but the investigation into it lasted six times as long and white water seven times. >> whatever you got, finish it the hell up because thisountry is being torn apart. >> reporter: ter prstein and fbi af esident trump blamed 13 angry democrats for the spial counsel investigation. >> are you a democrat? >> no, i am not. >> i'm not a democrat and i'm not angry. >> hallie, i understand we're learning about the summit between the id prt and president putin. >> that is set to happen in less than three weeks, july 16th in finland we've learned today a place es that hosted entslk
g u.s., russia relations dating back decades. a this one, it's not trump will push t president putin on russia's election interference in 2016 or warm him not to try again come the midterms. >> hallie jackson, thank you. first lady melania trump returned to the rder meeting with border patrol agents in arizona and visiting with migrant children separated from their families in phoenix. thousands have yet to be reunited this is mrs. trump's second visit to a border state in a week.fi het trip was overshadowed by the message on her jacket that said i don't really care, do you? in washington today police arrested 600 demonstrators, many women that occupied senate offices and chanted we care in protest of the president's zero tolerance immigration policy. across the country tonigh the heat is on. dangerously hot temperatures impacting more than 200 million of us in half the country. al roker is tracking it all for including several storms. what do you got? >> that's right. we were gog to be outside in central
park for you today but a lot of severe weather and ng sttorms from the gulf into the plains so we're watching that closely. we're also watching the heat0 llion people are feeling like it's 90 degrees or better. 90 million with a heat index over 100nd this weekend it will feel like over 100 for omaha, austin, new orleans, and the east coast you can see just as warm in new york city, washington, mobile. some of the temperatur have to make sure you drink plenty of water, when you drive keep something in the backseat to remind you of precious cargo. avoid odoor activity between noon and 6:00. check on your elderly family members and ig neors. a lot of cities have cooler centers to get them if they can't get into air conditioners. >> al roker, thanks very much. want to turn to a outrage in southern california. it involves allegations of child abuse and murder. the victim, a 10-year-old boy found dead at his home last week. his mother's boyfriend
is now under arrest. correspondent miguel almaguer tells us, this follows years of in wasigns and a system that may have failed him. >> reporter: the daf r anthony waawasvwasawasl avaloswaavalos was discovered unresponsive in his southern california home, the 10-year-old was pronnced dead at a hospital. authorities say i boy's mother heather baron claimed he suffered injuries from a fall but the department of family services says he was malnourished and severely beaten. the mother's boyfriend has been arrested on the suspicion of wourder. >> wdn't discuss motive at this point. too early. >> reporter: with child and family services confirming, they received 12 referrals involving anthony since 2013, the l.a. times reports the six siblings were r denied food and water,
sexually abused, beaten and bruised, dangled upside down and locksmall spaces. >> i'm heart broken and i'm so angry at the same time. >> reporter: as family members protest se outside chilices for failing anthony, the agency confirms in interviews prior to his deh, anthony disclosed details consistent with media reports that he was beaten, locked up and t fed. tonight, troubling allegations of abuse as a community is left bondering if he was failthe system designed to protecm. miguel almaguer, nbc news. all right. we'll take a break here. coming up, the race against time. the u.s. joins an international effort to rescue a team of soccer pland their coach trapped in a cave. also, the big move by amazon that could be a game changer and how you get your prescriptions. a higher risk ofe due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'm up for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk
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filly tonight, our spotlight on two young composers i was able to meet today who d on the biggest stage imaginable with one of america's most revered orchestras and listen up because biyou'll be hearin things from them in the future. at just 11 years old, jordan miller and cameron cowin's dreams are ming true in ofront of a crowdf nearly 30,000 people in brooklyn's prospact . original music they composedas played by the new york philharmonic. >> it was mouth wide surprised. of >> it's pretty spectacular because i think when the philharmonic plays your piece, it's mor dynamic. >> reporter: they are part of the very young composers initiative and their work reflectsrogram's theme, the harlem renaissance.
>> the ptarts with the drums. >> kind of -- >> cameron's composition is called "harlem shake". thoughts. ur own >> jordan composed "boogie down uptown". >> my piece is inspired by the harlem renaissance and the excitement of when you first arrive. >> while they be lly gifted, it's not always about music and chords. >> what do you do for fun? >> usually soccer is the basis in my life. >> i like doing creative writing and poetry. >> what do you say to people who say oh, kids that young couldn't possibly be composing major sces? it's not really a special talent to me. i feel like everyone can do it as long as they believe in themselves. >> they are just getting started.