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breaking news tonight, a deadly shooting at a government building in virginia beach. a gunman opening fire near a courthouse multiple people have been shot. >> shots fired. shots fired. second floor. >> tonight, police ce swarming the s. we have details just coming in. ti new evacuaons tonight as several fevees breached in thatlood emergency raging across several states, d the official start of hurricane season is just hou away with so many hard hit places from last season still racing to rebuild. the price you pay could be about to go
up for many the things you buy as president trump threatens new tariffs on goods from mexico. the move meant to force mexico to stop the flow of migrants. how it could affect your money. a judge's critical ruling tonight as missouri's only abortion clinic could be forced to stop performing the procedure. it would be the first state without an abortion clinic since roe v wade. cbd, soaring popularity promoted for skin care to pain belief but does it work? federal health officials weighting in the craze for the first time. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. i'm kate snow in for inester tonight. we beg with breaking news out of virgia beach where late today a shooter opened fire at a municipal center. several people were rushed to the hospital. virginia police believe there was only one shooter. let's get the latest from pete williams. >> reporter: just
before 4:30 p.m. police in virginia beach got the first urgent reports, gunfire at a city office building. >> shots fired. shots fired. m> reporter: witnesses said a was firing at the public works building, part of a to sprawling down city government complex. >> shooter on the second floor. >> reporter: as first od responders flo in and city employees ran out, police stormed the building and found what they said was a single gunman who was subdued and taken into custody. air ambulances were on the scene. at least six people were rushed to local hospitals. one man inside saw a shooting victim on a flight of stairs. >> shot in the head. who knows. we don't know. she was on the stair way coming up or going down but on the stair way.>> reporter: city
workers in nearby buildings were warned to stay away. >> we heard shooting but we didn't think it was that close, like in proximity of the building. >> reporter: as police went room to room to make certain it was over, city workers waited for word on their fellow employees still in shock at a deadly turn to the final hour of the workweek no definitive word on casualties or about the identity or motive of the gunman, but one witness said he was well-known to many of the victims. kate? >> pete, thank you. now to a major flood emergency unfolding across several states and tonight in arkansas things have gone from bad worse as several levees have breached. new evacuations are underway. nbc's gabe gutierrez is there. >> reporter: tonight
water is ghing on the levee of the arkansas river. you can see the sheer power as the earth crumbles. the small town is prepared for the worst. >> that's why everybody is here is we're all sharing in the concern and trying to do the best we can do. >> reporter: to protect your town. >> to protect our town, yes, sir. ep >>ter: there is a sense of urgency here but the mayor is asking residents not to panic. mark harper evacuated last night. >> i don't think anyone has ever seen sothe river like thi yeah, i guess this will be one for the record boo. >> reporter: after two r,eeks after severe weathe rising rivers are prompting now evacuations. on the illinois border, a levee failed across the msouri river and homes around st. louis flooded. crews went door to door today urging more residents to get out. >> we're fear we'll get water and won't be able to get out. >> reporte paul wasted no time. >> as long as we get out with our lives, that's the only thing that counts. what matters, as long
as we're all rig. >> reporter: a otisaster unfolding in slow mion. we're here along the arkansas river, and t hat you're seeing righw is normally dry land. it's unclear exactly how far this water will rise, and whether it will over take parts of the downtown area. this river inot expected to crest until sunday. kate? >> wow, gabe gutierrez, thank you. now to president trump's new threat of s on goods from mexico aimed at stopping the growing flow of undocumented migrants crossing the border. what the president is saying and the potential impact on your money. peter alexander is here. peter, the is a lot of reaction on this. >> you're right. president trump's tariff threats surprised some in his administration and tonight he's facing resistance from several top republicans, as well. >> reporter: tonight a dramatic escalation in the fight over the border, president
trump blaming mexico for not doing enough fl to stop the d of migrants entering the u.s. tweeting he would impose a 5% tariff on all importedoods from mexo beginning june 10th until such time as illegal miants coming through mexico into our country stop. the tariff would rise 5% each month maxing ou at 25% in october, a move he hinted at last month. >> so we will put tariffs on, if they don't apprehend, if in a year from now, drugs continue to pour in, we're going to put tariffs on it. >> reporter: two days ago, more than 1,000 enigrants were apprehd near el paso, the largest group ever encounterby border patrol but an administration official tells nbc news, the tariffs were hurried out the door leaving them quote flying blind and top republican senators are blasting the move, joni saying this isn't the right path forward warning it could jeopardize the nafta reement. the top trade advisor opposed the threat. tonight mexico sending diplomats to the u.s. to try to resolve the dispute. peter alexander, nbc news. this is tom costello a flemington car, he fears those
tariffs will hurt business. ford, vw, gm and fiat chrysler have factories in mexico.amicans co $1300 more per car if tariffs climb by october. the only people that will pay them are the consumers. this car has a cost. if you raise the cost through tariffs, the consumer is going to pay more. >> reporter: potentially affecting more people than the trade war with china. mexico is america's second largest trading partner among the top imports from mexico, vehicles, machinery,
fuel, medical equipment, fruits, vegetables and alcoholic beverages. national retail federation warta ffs will raise the cost of living for american families, fear that corporate profits will take a hit and push the stock market lower but presidential advisor o peter navarrsisted it's not americans that will pay the price. >> why raise american consumer's prices on that stuff coming from mexico? importers pay for it n the government of china and mexico will pay for it and the producers in mexico and china pay for this. >> reporter: most economists and an cys say that's simply not the case. companies will cover the tariffs by raising prices so everyday americans will pay thee. pr kate? >> tom costello, thank u. tonight a last-minute victory for the only abortion clinic left in the state of missouri but planned parenthood is still fighting to renew its license to continue performing the procedure at that st. louis clinicwe et late details from nbc's ann thompson. >> reporter: a temporary reprieve for missouri's only abortion clinic just hours before its to license was xpire and make missouri the first state without an abortion clinic since roe versus wade, a federal judge ordering the license should
remain effect for now finding immeate and reputable injury will result if the license is allowed to expire. a victory for shannon, aldirector of surgic services. >> we've been fighting the state of missouri to get something that rightfully belongs to us, we've compiled and done all the things we need to do. >> reporter: planned parenthood took missouri to court accusing it of changes the rules of license renewal. the state's governor a vocal abortion opponent said the license was in jeopardy for allegedly not compiling with the law. >> if you don't trovide a standard of caret ensures the safety of women, you shouldn't be allowed to operate. it's that simple. >> reporter: an opinion echoed by odrotesters at the clinic. >> this is just a matterf following the rules that have been set down. there is nothing more, nothing less. >> reporter: the clinic's ultimate te uld be decided next week when the judge plans to take up the
license issue. ann thompson, nbc news. ow >> n to the soaring popularity of cbd. the fda held the first public hearing on it that needs overlook. here is steve knee gosk. >> repter: cbd, modern day cure all or sneak oil? safe forotions, coffee, oil and ben and jerry's or ed drug that could be closely regulated? these were a couple questions raised today in a hearing. >> over regulation will draw consumers to the black market. >> reporter: the cannabis extract that's the latest craze. >> we're rapidly getting behind the curve in terms of when is happening in the real world and what patients are utilizing. >> reporter: over 100 speakers took the podium from doctors to manufacturers to researchers where one thing was for certain, there is lots of
confusion. first, there are the laws, the federal government says he derived cbd is legal though it can't be added to food or dietary lements but state laws are an often conflicting patch work and then there are many unproven claims that cbd can relief anxiety cnd pain. >> t worked and absolute miracle. >> reporter: and hp conditions like alzheimer's and autism. >> he's more relaxed. we see more attempts at communicati. we get better eye contact. >> reporter: there is only one cbd drug approved to treat epilepsy in children. the industry which may be worth 20 billion by 2022 is described as the wild, wild west. the fda has a lot to do. today was only the beginning.so stephanie, how hard will it be to regulate the industry? >> tough. a lot of research
needs to be done. the federal government said it's a schedule substance for so long that a lot of these studies are only just getting off the ground. we're not talking months and in some cases we're talking years before we'll get results. >> stephanie gosk, thank you. e. >> you're welc tonight in our series america under pressure with the suicide ra in america rising, we want to look at law enforcemt. in 2018 more police officers died by suicide than he line of duty. the los angeles police department made it part of their mission to prevent more deaths. before los angeles police officers head out on patrol, there is another kind of check in. >> what is going on in here >> reporter: 13 psychologists in the field and officers can se acony oagnomo t o usloceokaf ter another. >> we have so many ngfficers that would do anytn the world to help somebody and we can't help them.
this is meant to change that. >> reporter: lapd officer david swells took huneds of body cam videos. >> go back inside. go back inside. ul>> reporter: he wod come home every day after work and download his camera. not only did he experience this but relive it at the end of the day. >> you're a good guy and i know you're trying to do right fyo ur family. >> reporter: david's wife melissa said he treated everyone with respect. he loved animals and would do anything for his kids. >> he would work nights to take us to school. >> reporter: three years ago it was the kids that said something wasn't right with dad. later that week they were supported to go to disneyland on their young's boys second birthday but david locked himself in a bathroom. >> i looked down and that's when i found him. >> reporter: i'm so sorry. l >> i just stiln't understand how we went from planning to go to disneyland for dinner to sadly having to plan a funeral. >> reporter: david never took advantage
of the lapd's counselors. >> i wish he would have called. he knew, he knew it was available to him. he was afraid that if he -- the other officers knew, they wouldn't want to work with him. >> reporter: a year affidavit's death, lielissa reached out to the poce department for her own mental health and found support. >> ironically the therapy and services that would have been affordedm were afforded to me. >> rorter: it gave her the strength to organize a walk for the lapd to raise awareness about suicide. how many people showed up? >> i had anticipated maybe 20 to 50 and over 800 people showed up. >> reporter: she hopes
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janette lopez during hurricane florence. >> from our house to that is completelyne >> reporter: her house was surrounded by storm surge six feet deep. your home became like an island? >> an island. we were on an island, couldn't get off. >> reporter: close to 60 million americans live in the hurricane zone and one of the biggest mistakes they make is equating category and wind speed with storm surge. case in point, hurricane harvey, a category four storm surge ten feet. category one with a similar storm surge
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