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intersection of saratoga and montana avenue in northeast. >> fox5's lauren demarco is live on the scene now with the very latest. lauren. >> reporter: tony, shawn we are still here, still a very active scene. this happened around 3:30 this afternoon but you can see forensics team is out here, d.c. police investigating, they're talking with some residents out here. there is a car, this white vehicle that you see is smashed into a black suv that was parked on the side of the roadway. well, what i'm told is that there was a female, not sure of her age, but she was inside of that car. witnesses say that she was shot while just driving down the street because there was some ongoing gunfire. there was also a -- a male victim who was hit and then apparently jumped into a vehicle, drove some distance away, then got out of the vehicle at that location. that person was also taken to the hospital. the female was
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one so potentially life-threatening injuries. the male victim not sure on his age either but he was taken to the hospital priority two, so he should end up being okay and able to recover. originally there was a lookout for two suspects. police right now, though, aren't exactly sure how many suspects they may be dealing with but certainly somebody firing off a gun here this afternoon in the brentwood area of d.c. northeast. we talked with a witness who is pretty upset about how all this played out. she was inside her apartment at the time. she says she heard gunshots about 15 minutes prior, had hoped that there would be a larger police presence but then about 15 minutes later, 3:30 all of this played out while she was inside. take a listen to what she has to say. >> i heard gunshots driving past my window and i had to go inside the kitchen and get on the floor. this is not the first time this has happened. 15 minutes prior to the shooting, i was informed that they were shooting up the street, okay. no one came, no police
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no security guards came around. so -- but they were informed. so, if you're informed of a prior shooting, all hands should totally be on deck which was not the case. >> reporter: so, as i said she was rather upset. she says that she was inside of her kitchen at the time, she had to dive down to the ground when she heard this gunfire right outside of her complex. certainly not happy. and she says it is frequently -- two days ago she heard gunshots in this neighborhood as well. she says that it is a.m. frequent occurrence and she is not happy about it and several other people here telling me the same thing this evening. so, again, police want to hear from anybody who may have witnessed this, who has the information. originally the lookout for two male suspects. at this time they're saying they're not sure exactly how many may have been involved. but this is important. they do believe that those suspects or suspect jumped into a honda accord likely gold or light in color. so anyone
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information about that they certainly want to hear from you. we will stay out here and bring you the very latest as we get it. tony, shawn. >> thank you, lauren. also tonight a 13 and 14-year-old are charged with murder. they are accused of stabbing a homeless man to death in prince georges county over some cash. >> one of those teens is charged as an adult. fox5's kristen leone is live in adelphi with the breaking details including how police were tipped off to the teens. kristen. >> reporter: tony and shawn, good evening. the charges documents paint a much different picture in this case. a horrific crime involving to teens and all over cash police say. now, they tell us this is where the crime took place along this strahle here at adelphi park. during that time, 8 o'clock in the morning on july 27th. now, police say they were called there about a body that was found during their investigation they learned 14-year-old elias portillo and a 13-year-old boy approached the
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francisco sagastizado and demanded cash from him. we're told when sagastizado refused that's when portillo stabbed him several times. officers reasoned -- pronounced sagastizado dead at the scene. at that time they said they didn't have any suspects or persons of interest at that time. it wasn't until two weeks later on august 9th when police were interviewing a witness at the park and that witness then saw the two suspects, the two suspects walk by and pointed them out to police. now, police at first detained the juvenile and questioned him and after questioning him they will later arrested portillo and himself and were charged with this horrific crime. >> it's certainly troubling to us as a police department and certainly understandably to our community that two young people so quickly escalated to extreme violence which ultimately led to a man being killed over something so trivial as a small amount
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money. >> reporter:. >> reporter: now, both portillo and the 13-year-old are facing first and second degree murder charges. portillo is being tried as an adult. the 13-year-old as a juvenile and that's because of the age difference. the one year gap from 13 to 14 years old. according to maryland state law. now, that may soon change during court proceedings, again, once we learn more, we will let you know as well so keep a close eye right here on fox5 local news. for now reporting live at adelphi park this evening, kristen leone, fox5 local news. >> in the district now, new video of a shootout in southeast. this video is amazing. it's incredible. two gunmen fire multiple shots as a person holding a baby almost gets caught in the crossfire. here's a look at it. this happened last week in the 3600 block of 22nd street southeast. the person carrying the baby actually fell trying to dodge the bullets. police say one man was shot. he was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening inju
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these gunmen. >> they just saying it's been closed down. they really didn't give us any -- you know, any details. >> the way the nurses treat you it's like -- it's horrible. yeah, they need to be shut down. >> i wouldn't want to see anything closed down in our neighborhood 'cause we need everything that we can possibly have. >> fox5 was the first to report about united medical center's obstetrics ward being closed for 90 days. well, today a former patient told us her baby was delivered there stillborn and she blames the hospital unit. she says equipment wasn't working, no staff was around and doctors weren't concerned when she checked in and complained about her baby not moving in the womb. fox5's tisha lewis joins us now with the latest. tisha. >> reporter: well, shawn we're across the street from the united medical center. we are prohibited from being on the property. but what we can say is that poor care could be to blame for the obstetrics ward shutting down here, though a hospital spokesperson would not comment on this specific
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and the district's department of health is tight lipped about it all. patients, on the other hand, have plenty to say on social media and in person. we interviewed a woman in southeast who is still mourning losing her baby after she says she first came here and received unacceptable and inadequate care. >> well, as soon as i walked in i told them what was going on. and they told me they would take me to the labor and delivery room. so, once i got up there, she gave me a gown, told me to change my clothes and everything but no one came in the room for about 30 minutes. she finally came in the room, she asked what was going on. she was trying to hook me up to like the machine that can hear the heartbeat and everything but the machines wasn't working. she finally called in the doctor. the doctor came in with a sonogram machine. it was so black you couldn't even see the baby once he rolled the -- everything over my stomach. >> that was the final straw for 26-year-old rakitail
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and her family who were prohibited from joining her in the examination room at united medical center. >> my sister kept calling my phone like what's going on, what's going on, like why they not making it a urgent matter so she then basically went to the doctor and was like just come on, put your stuff back on, we can go to another hospital. >> reporter: that same day, july 7th, her baby was reportedly delivered a stillborn at washington hospital center nearby where hill says she was immediately treated by doctors and staff. just one month after the baby's passing, the d.c. department of health issued a notice to united medical center restricting the hospital's license for obstetric and related newborn services for 90 days. >> they gathered every department. every department gathered with their own departments and had a meeting about it and it was a big one in the auditorium. >> reporter: for rakita hill it's too late and her message to united medical center. >> maybe if they was more urgent about the situation
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been saved and could have been here with us today. >> reporter: the baby was born seven weeks early, just moments ago we heard from the district's department of health. they say they are unaware of this specific incident and insist it did not factor in the restriction here at united medical center that lasts for 90 days during those 90 days, the hospital says it will work to review and fix cited deficiencies including client assessment screening and also delivery protocol. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> the d.c. fire department is asking for your thoughts and prayers for dane smothers jr. the rookie firefighter who was injured on the job. he's still in critical condition tonight after three surgeries and a fourth pending. members of the department spoke on behalf of dane's family who say they've been overwhelmed by support. even fire departments from around the country have reached out wanting to help. the department says they raised an
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of money in yesterday's fundraiser to help with medical costs. >> it's been one year since that devastating fire and explosion at the flower branch apartments in silver spring. it killed seven people including two children. tonight a vigil will be held to remember those victims. investigators believe a gas leak in a meter room caused the blast. a lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims it alleged washington gas failed to perform routine inspections. tonight's vigil is set for 8:00 p.m. at the parking lot across the building. >> montgomery county public schools at the center of a new lawsuit following a sexual abuse scandal days after former cloverly elementary schoolteacher john vigna was sentenced to 48 years in prison tour sexually abusing multiple little girls. vigna taught third, fourth and fifth grades over the course of 20 years. the lawsuit against the school district was filed by a lawyer on behalf of one of those victims. he says there were several red flags that vigna was not safe. >> still ahead, president trump not giving up on his efforts for a
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overhaul. his new message to fellow republicans. >> and the war of words between president trump and north korea continues to simmer. how the communist country responded to the president's threats. >> and caught on camera. mayhem at a maryland mall. what led to this fight between an employee and a shopper. sue. >> hey, tony, shawn doesn't feel like a summer like. kind of feels like football weather. battle of the beltways, the preseason version. might be a passing brief sprinkle but temps really comfortable for this time of year and rain is in the forecast for friday and part of the weekend. we have been able to chase at least a little of that rain away. we'll fill in all the gaps for you when fox5 news at 6:00 comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> a load of nonsense, that's what north korea is calling president trump's threat to retaliate against pyongyang with fire and fury. north korea is vowing to attack the pacific waters near the u.s. territory of gaum later this month. gaum is home to two u.s.
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6,000 troops. despite the criticism, the president responded by going even further today. >> frankly the people that were questioning that statement was it too tough maybe it wasn't tough enough. they've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years. and it's about time that somebody stuck up for the people of this country and for the people of other countries. >> defense secretary james mattis also warned north korea not to invite destruction of its people. secretary of state rex tillerson said the u.s. has the ability to fully defend itself. >> repealing and replacing obamacare seems less likely after initial efforts failed but who is going to take the blame? tensions over healthcare are rising between the president and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the president took aim at the majority leader in a series of tweets today saying "senator mitch mcconnell said i had excessive expectations but i don't think so. after seven years of hearing repeal and replace, why not done? and mitch, get back
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replace, tax reform and cuts and a great infrastructure bill on my desk for signing. you can do it ." >> i mean up certainly are needling him. i think you have a president that is frustrated with the direction that things like repeal obamacare has been going. he's stopping short of calling for his head doing anything that would explode the relationship between the two so i think you're seeing a trump that's frustrated and trying to walk a fine line but yet is aware of the fact that he needs some sort of relationship to work with mcconnell. >> today in bedminster, new jersey, the president was asked if mcconnell should resign. he said if mcconnell doesn't get repeal done and taxes and infrastructure, ," then you can ask me that question." >> howard county police searching for a woman who got into a fight in the columbia hall at the island carousel. started after the woman on the left allegedly reached into the register and stole some cash. when the carousel employee confronted her, the suspect grabbed her hair, threw her to the ground and bit the
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there on the left, call police. new details now in the case of mistaken identity for an nfl player. police are still looking for the man who is accused of actually using the athlete's i.d. giving false information to virginia police. >> also, hail to the redskins. the burgundy and gold kick off preseason against the ravens tonight. hey, brody. >> reporter: hey, tony. it's the first time we'll see the redskins hit some other players. in baltimore, battle of the beltways. how long will you see the starters and what to look for when you're out there? i'll be with grant paulson live after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> it's the battle of the beltway. prepreseason edition tonight as
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ravens. >> brody logan grant paulson joining us live from m and t bank stadium in baltimore. how is the team looking? >> reporter: hey, shawn, hey tony. they're looking pretty good right now. they're stretching is up to mid season form, maybe not post season form for the stretches. but on the field today grant we're only going to see the starters for maybe a series maybe a little bit longer for a few of them. when they're out there what should we be looking for. >> the first thing that's key you want everyone to come out of this game healthy. that's all that matters at night's end. you want a clean operation. you got a new play caller this year, sean mcvay is the head coach. defensive coordinator for the first time in washington. that too will mean a new play caller so i think you just want to see in and out of the huddle quickly no delay of game penalties. >> sort of like in a madden game jay gruden had to give up the sticks to somebody else. now he has the controller back so he's calling the plays. who is this game most important for? who
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>> there's a lot of players on both sides of the ball but one guy specifically on defense is going to be that line backing core where you're looking at zac brown who comes from buffalo as an all pro last year, will compton who is an incumbent starter and mason foster all vying for time at two inside line backing spots. i think that competition will be intense tonight. running back, veteran matt jones lost his starting job last year. he's on the verge of not even being on the roster. last year he was bubble wrapped. he's fallen out of favor here. >> i think ryan gets it going. >> 49 rushing touchdowns in college for him. >> he's going to break one tonight. shawn and tony look for [inaudible] and like grant said come out of this injury free. wrap everyone in bubble rap.
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injuries. >> guys you're looking good out there, too. >> well, thank you. [laughter] >> nice and cool, too. >> yeah. not bad. >> yeah, yeah. baltimore's temperature right now 78 degrees. we think that there are a couple of passing very light sprinkles but i think they'll be gone by football time so you're in good shape. weather-wise. good flight for football. they'll liking have a a lot of people trying to get out that game. >> it will be -- yeah, yeah. >> go ahead. >> you would like to be there. >> you can say that tony. >> we'll start with that forecast. let me show that to you here. that's the first thing we'll talk about is our forecast for the game which should feature temperatures as mentioned very cool for this time of year. that is unusual. and we're at 80 degrees here in the district. but check out what we're expecting up at the stadium in baltimore and we think their temperature will be right around 77 degrees. increasing clouds, maybe a brief passing sprinkle. we were seeing that on radar just a couple minutes ago. this is very
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moving pretty quickly. maybe you have a couple dots on your windshield while you were driving home. that's not going the last too long but you know, if you're tailgating it you might notice it. generally this is going to mostly be a dry night just more clouds coming in. tomorrow a better chance of thunderstorms later in the day. our temperature right now is 81 isn't the district, 80 for manassas and culpeper and looking toward friday unfortunately clouds are back. they thicken in the afternoon. the humidity comes up a little bit. and thunderstorms are in the forecast. i wanted to show you we'll have first a warm front coming through and then a slow moving frontal boundary so that means we'll probably have to deal with more showers and scattered thunderstorm on saturday as well. this starts to ramp up tomorrow afternoon but our futurecast really sees it tomorrow night so if you have plans tomorrow night, check this out. we're cloudy in the morning. we go through most of the day with just some hit or miss sprinkles but about 6 o'clock or so we begin to see those storms firing up first west or toward the
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corridor but this is really been kind of bullish on placing somewhere in this area, a big rounds of heavy showers and thunderstorms maybe some strong to severe storms. right now it's been placing it over d.c. but earlier today it was farther south so it wants to see some complex of thunderstorms tomorrow night. just tweeted that picture if you have friday night plans, keep that in mind. saturday we start out with the cloud cover. we break a little bit in the afternoon and we have more scattered showers and thunderstorms although it doesn't look quite as intense as what we're going to see friday night. so, we'll keep them in the forecast for saturday. but i've got to tell you sunday now it looks like that frontal boundary is going to sync to our south and that would mean a drier day for us. a temperature of 87 degrees. we're going to keep it on the seven-day forecast because we think there's an isolated chance of seeing a thunderstorm on sunday but it looks a whole lot better than it did yesterday and as a matter of fact, monday even looks drier today than it did yesterday. there could be a couple of showers around but after that, tuesday looks like
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and temperatures are rebounding back to more august levels in the wednesday, thursday, time frame as we get back into the mid 80's again. >> summer isn't finished with us. >> i don't want it to be done. >> definitely not. going to drag it out. >> thanks sue. >> thanks. >> all right, got an update for you now a case of stolen identity prompted the dallas cowboys to cut a player from virginia. the team let lucky whitehead go after reports he was linked to a shoplifting in manassas. a man used his identity. police are looking for newman. he's wanted on charges of identity theft and presenting a fake i.d. to police. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome in. president trump standing firm and delivering more tough at a you can to north korea. >> as you can see from the run down over there on the side of the screen this is what folks are talking about tonight at 6:30. as usual we invite you to weigh in. tweet us use that #5at630. let's get to it. >> ♪ >> if anything that statement may not be tough enough. >> what would be tougher than fire and fury. >> well, you'll see, you'll see. >> that was president trump today reinforcing his warning about fire and fury against north korea. pyongyang responded and called the president's warning a load of nonsense. it's just the latest of course in this back and forth in the escalating


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