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deadliest mass shooting in modern u-s history. tonight: the victims. the gunman. now at 11:00, the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history. tonight, the victims, the gunman, and the search for a motive. and good evening. i'm juliette goodrich live in
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las vegas. this shooting happened nearly 24 hours ago from a window from the mandalay bay, and tonight we're learning so much more. at least 59 people were killed, 527 others injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival. hotel room. and 19 the shooter has been identified as 64-year-old stephen paddock. officers recovered 23 firearms from his hotel room, and 19 at his home in mesquite, nevada. now let's give you a better idea of how this all unfolded. thousands of people were at the route 91 harvest music festival, across the street from the mandalay bay. authorities say paddock opened fire from his hotel room about 950 feet away from the concert. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: the bullets rained down from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay resort onto a crowd of about 22,000 concert goers as country music star
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jason aldean took the stage. >> there's a shooting, there's a shooting! >> reporter: at first many in the crowd mistook the gunshots for fireworks. >> we were really confused because we couldn't see any of the smoke. >> reporter: the shooter identified as 64-year-old stephen paddock paused several times. once for nearly a minute, presumably to reload. >> i see the flashes in the middle of mandalay bay on the north side. >> be advised it's automatic fire, fully automatic fire from an elevated position, take cover. >> reporter: as police made their way toward the source of the gun fire, hundreds of rounds slammed into buildings and people. >> we can't worry about victims, we need to stop the shooter before more victims. anybody have eyes on the shooter? >> once they gained entry into the hotel in conjunction with security and through phone calls with patrons they were able to narrow it down to a possible floor. >> we believe it's the northern most room on either side of the
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32nd floor of the mandalay bay. >> i need to know if we have that floor evacuated other than the suspect. we have snipers going up? >> we have the hallway contained. >> reporter: the gunman fired at officers through the doorway of his hotel room. by the time the swat team stormed in, paddock had already killed himself [ singing ] >> reporter: today outside vegas city hall, residents and politicians lit candles and held signs reading vegas strong. >> we will not be tarnished by this one, sick, horrible human being who thought he could destroy who and what we are. that will never happen. >> reporter: and tonight las vegas hospitals and trauma centers are still dealing with the critically injured, and there's many of them. and for those who made it out alive and uninjured, i can tell you tonight they're still dealing with the emotional trauma of it all.
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a somber las vegas this evening as many people who came here to have fun leave shell shocked and return home. >> we took off running and hit the ground, and when we thought it was safe to get up we ran to the exit. >> we just looked for each other and made sure all five of us got out. it's just unimaginable. you don't go to things like this thinking that something this terrible is going to happen. it's just not fair. >> reporter: and now security stepped up more than ever along the las vegas strip and even from hotel to hotel. as people walk along the strip, this huge electronic billboard outside the mgm says it all. messages about blood donations, prayers for victims, and gratitude for first responders. >> single shots like pop, pop. >> reporter: tony kessler was in the middle of the chaos and gun fire. >> people are screaming i've
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been shot, people are being drug out. my girlfriend ended up in a vehicle that took them to the airport. she said she ran past a girl laying on the ground in a pile of blood all by herself. stacy etcheber. i -- i'm ready to get home. l with her >> reporter: and some are not home. tonight a bay area woman is among the missing. stacey 6echiver was at the concert with her husband, an off duty police officer. he told her to run while he helped the victims. she didn't have her phone or identification and hasn't been seen since. and tonight we're learning the identities of some of the victims. 29-year-old sonny melton was a nurse from tennessee. he died shielder his wife heather, a doctor and sonoma county native. rachel parker was a 10-year
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veteran of the police department in manhattan beach, jenny parks, a mother of two and kindergarten teener from los angeles county. her -- teacher from los angeles county. her husband bobby was injured. angie gomez was a river side graduate, and paige gasper, a student from sonoma state was shot in the attack, but will survive. >> i reached down and felt my side, and my hand was all wet and it was warm and red, and i saw, you know, it coming down my leg. she's recovering in the hospital tonight. people >> reporter: paige suffered a liver laceration and fractured rib. she's recovering from the hospital tonight. now last night about this time authorities still didn't know if they had one shooter or several active shooters. many people were running in the streets here, running for cover, even hiding overnight in places just because they didn't
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know who they were dealing with. well tonight we know who we're dealing with, and we're getting more information about the shooter. >> so far no hint of a criminal history and no known ties to at the of. his brother -- terror. his brother says he just sent their mother a new walker, so why the shooting spree? >> reporter: 64-year-old stephen paddock checked into the mandalay bay hotel thursday and spent three days gambling in casinos. he stock piled a cache of 23 weapons in his room in suitcases. he had tripods with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. they searched his home in the retirement community of mesquite and found 19 more firearms, explosives, and ammunition. they also searched his house in reno. his brother eric paddock from
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florida said there's nothing in his past suggesting mental illness or violence. >> nothing. no religious affiliation, no political affiliation. he just hung out. >> reporter: authorities say stephen paddock was a retired accountant, but recently became a professional gambler. he was also a licensed hunter and pilot with two planes who rented, owned, and sold properties in four states over 40 years. his late father benjamin paddock was once on the fbi's most wanted list. a bank robber described as a psychopath. and before last night's attack, stephen paddock's only run in with the law was a parking ticket eight years ago. kpix 5's security analyst jeff harp says investigators are digging deep into his background. >> they'll look at all of his social media if he had any. any electronic media he had with him at the hotel, at home.
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they'll dissect his entire life. >> reporter: officers say they've spoken to paddock's girlfriend marilou danley who's out of the country. they say she's no longer a person of enter. >> investigators expected to trace how he got the firearms uncovered at the home and hotel. gun store owners in nevada and utah say he legally bought four weapons from them in the past year, and passed the background checks. back to you juliette. >> reporter: thank you, all of the weapons brought here to the 32nd floor. president trump will be here on wednesday meeting with first responders and also victims' family members, and we're learning that system of the first respond -- that some of the first responders were off duty alameda county firefighters who didn't run away when they heard the gunshots. they ran toward victims to help them and help them with triage and getting to hospitals. tonight we say thank you to all
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of these responders. true heroes. >> the sheriff says assistance is also available for family members traveling to vegas to search for loved ones? >> reporter: yes, we're hearing that hotels like the bellagio are offering free rooms to family members. some airlines, allegiant offering flights for families to come down. and you can see the marquees, they're all messages to the survivors, victims, and first responders. the city is setting up assistance centers to help families identify their loved ones as well. you can see the lights and traffic, but i can tell you it's not quieter here tonight. a lot of people healing here in las vegas tonight. >> i'm sure very somber. juliette goodrich, thank you. we'll check back in in a few minutes. >> betty yu caught up with travelers traveling back from las vegas tonight. betty? >> reporter: ken, i just spoke to a san jose resident who went
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to vegas with his wife for a very relaxing weekend and returned home with a traumatic story to tell. he's still shocked by all of the chaos and terror that he witnessed. >> as we were going back to the room that's when you really heard the yelling, screaming, women crying, frantically. there was a gentleman that had blood all over himself. he said he had to walk over ten dead bodies just to get out. >> reporter: anthony sanchez's hotel turned into a safe place for concert goers to run. it's not far from the concert venue. >> it was rapid fire, so to me because i was in the military, it just didn't sound like fireworks to me. it sounded like automatic weapons, so to hear that and then all of the sudden you can hear just frantic screaming get out, get out. >> reporter: across bay area
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airports today, including oakland international, streams other 6 people returned shake -- of people returned shaken by the tragedy. one share third degree cell phone video of the gunshots. >> more popping than we realized after they were hitting the stage that they were actually gunshots. >> it just kept going and everybody kind of fell down and everybody started stampeding trying to get out. >> rapid gunshots, like nothing i've ever heard before. week... the bay area is hostin >> reporter: and as you can imagine, a lot of passengers tonight are still trying to come to terms with the graphic scenes they witnessed and the trauma they endured. live in san jose, betty yu, kpix 5. tonight: the plan to keep everyone safe. the bay area is hosting some of the year's biggest events. tonight the plan to keep everyone safe. these mysterious >> and some breaking news tonight. rocker tom petty dead at the age of 66. >> and these mysterious flashes
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bay area authorities are stepping up security. >> reporter: we're back out here live in las vegas by the strip where there's still road closures. police are keeping this an active crime scene. this brings up questions about security all over the place. specifically in the bay area. we have fleet week coming up with tens of thousands of people in the bay area to watch
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quite a sight. joe has more on plans to keep the bay area safe. >> reporter: the arrival of the uss essex mark it is beginning of what's often the most crowded week in the city all year, and as such, police say they just want to make sure they're ready. sailors and marines, you're going to see a lot of them walking around this fleet week, but they won't be the only uniformed personnel saturating the city. the police department is canceling all discretionary time off so officers are visible in big numbs. >> heightened staffing levels. officers on bikes, motorcycles, patrol cars, on foot. >> reporter: the blue angels always draw a large crowd, but there are other major events. oracle world and strictly blue
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grass. the concern is that somebody is going to try and duplicate what the gunman did last night in las vegas. >> thank you for coming here and celebrating fleet week with us. >> reporter: the san francisco mayor is asking everyone to be vigilant. >> the number one thing is been alert and aware. see something, say something. that's the motto throughout the whole week. >> reporter: by the end of the week city officials say there will be about 1.5 million extra vises toes here in the city, so they're expecting -- visitors here in the city, so they're expecting a large police presence on the ground as well as in the water. >> reporter: joe, thank you. and certainly security stepped up here, and i have to tell you, it's not just on the streets here, it's actually at the hoe tells as well. -- hotels as well. when we checked into my hotel, my photographer brought up his camera gear to the room, and he got a knock on the door from
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the u.s. marshals. they wanted to see what was in the big cases. they wanted to know what he was carrying, and obviously necessary as a result of what happened last night. back to you. dy >> part of new world we live in now. juliette goodrich in las vegas, thank you. to say: mp: "he brut president trump and the first lady held a moment of silence at the white house. earlier the president had this to say. ground for policy... >> he brutally murdered more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more. it was an act of pure evil. silence in honor of the shooting victims. >> the u.s. senate normally a battleground for policy also observed a moment of silence in honor of the shooting victims. >> tonight the white house says this is not the time to talk about gun control, but as veronica de la cruz shows us, some lawmakers disagree. the >> yeah, that's right, liz and ken, the state of nevada has some of the most permissive gun laws in the country. it doesn't require firearm owners to have a license or
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register guns. there's no waiting limit, no magazine capacity limit, and some fully automatic weapons are legal. >> the nation's counting on you. >> former arizona congresswoman giffords and her husband called for congress to pass tougher gun control laws. hillary clinton tweeted our grief isn't enough, we must stand up to the nra and work together to try and stop this from happening again. >> it's very easy for mrs. clinton to criticize and come out, but we have to remember the only person with blood on their hands is that of the shooter. >> in the meantime congress is considering a law that would make it easier to buy silencers and make it harder for states to regulate them. >> we'll have continuing coverage on air and online of the mass shooting. [ singing ]
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he went into cardiac arrest at breaking news tonight, music tom petty has died. he went into cardiac arrest at his home in malibu this morning and was taken off life support this afternoon. he died this evening surrounded by family, friends, and band mates. tom petty and the heart breakers were best known for hits like american girl and free falling. the band had just finished their 40th anniversary tour. again, tom petty just 66 years old. the former uc berkeley chancellor is speaking out about the scandal that is clouded his tenure. tonight we spoke with kpix 5's christin ayers about what went right and what went wrong. >> my term at berkeley probably saw more major crises of one kind or another than anybody since maybe 1960s. >> reporter: the former
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chancellor is blunt about his rocky stint at uc berkeley. he spoke about the battle over free speech and this, the scheduled speech by milo yianoppolo us that sorted it all. >> -- started it all. >> we haven't seen silence like that since the 60s. >> reporter: did you expect berkeley to become a flash point and enemy of the conservative movement under donald trump? >> when we got the tweet on the morning of february 2nd. i woke up and saw the president threatened us with the cancellation of all federal funds, that raised the stakes in a way that once again was unprecedented. >> reporter: but that wasn't the only scandal that rocked his administration. there was a major lack of funding that came as a surprise to him and impacted his ability
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to implement changes. and then there were the high profile sexual harassment claims against a dean and other faculty. >> i think the victims and survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault were not being given anywhere near the kind of protection under our university regulation that is they deserved, so we changed that immediately. i insisted that every case come to me as soon as the charge is made. >> reporter: changes he's still proud of today. in santa clara, christin ayers, kpix 5. these myst all right, we're going to switch gears and talk about what's ahead in the weather department the next few days which is showing a bit of a warming trend. in fact the numbers by the weekend will be in the 90s. today not bad either. concord 83, san rafael 78, san francisco 70. the winds are up at the higher elevations, and the red flag
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warnings up through 5:00 tomorrow. critical fire weather as a result with the humidity and gusty wind. overnight lows, temperatures tonight will drop into the mid- 40s in santa rosa, down to 45, and then sun up at 7:07 a.m. tomorrow morning. and when the sun rises, that high pressure in the eastern pacific combined with the low to the east means good northerly winds, especially higher up. we'll stay dry. offshore winds remain for another day or so. clear night, breezy in the hills. seasonal on tuesday, but after that things warm. couple of degrees a day. forecast highs for tomorrow up to 82 in santa rosa, napa 80, livermore 77. close to average, even san francisco mild 70, 74 at redwood city. extended forecast. looking for numbers to be in the warmest spots low 80s tomorrow, mid-80s wednesday, upper 80s thursday, low 80s
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friday. you sense this warming trend, and then into the weekend the mid-90s. so autumn in the bay area, a few warming spells by the end of the week. >> good news looks like it will be perfect for events. >> yes, not bad at all. these mysterious flashes lit up the bay area sky. tonight the explanation from muni. >> and here are tonight's
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woman: so, greg, it's a lot to take in. woman 2: and i know that's hard to hear, but the doctors caught it early. hi, blake! my dad has cancer. woman: and i know how hard that is to hear. but you're in the right place. man: and dr. pascal and her team, they know what to do. they know what to do. the doctors know what to do. so here's the plan. first off, we're going to give you all... (voice fading away)
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they?? tonight we have an answer: kind of mysterious. flashes that lit up the buy area sky, what were they? >> this is what people saw in coal valley last friday night, like an intense lightning storm that lasted about 30 minutes. according to muni they occurred during what's called the deenergyization process when the n line was shut down.
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i hope i said that right. >> i don't believe that. i think it's frankenstein. >> or the northern lights. >> okay, remember when the raiders lost derek carr to injury last year? well, they experienced some de
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derek carr was still expecting to be on the field this sunday.. after leaving yesterday's game at denver with a back
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injury, derek carr was still expecting to be in the field this coming sunday. >> i'm going to do the treatment, all those kind of things, you know me, it will take a lot for me not to be out there. >> well, turns out carr will miss this week's game, and probably one or two more after that at least. the team announced today he'll be out two to six weeks with a transverse process fracture on his spine. in the meantime e. j. manual will be oakland's starting quarterback. he was 11 of 17 passing sunday after replacing carr. >> it's always a big blow to lose a good player, a key player and our quarterback, but the good news is he's not gone for the year. you know, we'll get him back. it could be as short as two weeks, could be longer. we'll see. but the way e. j. played yesterday was unlifted. >> and the chiefs looking to stay undefeated hosting
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washington. final play of the game. they tried to lateral the ball, but it's fumbled, picked up and returned for a touchdown. chiefs win 29-20. the last score allowed kansas city to cover the spread and the overbet. they're the only unbeaten team in the national football league. the a's head into the off season on a high note after trading team's veteran at the start of the season, they went young. they won 17 of the final 24 games leading to the team possibly having high expectations in 2014. >> you're looking for a prediction for next year? yeah, i'll stay away from that right now. but we should be a better team. we should be more like the team you saw in the second half in the last couple of months than the first half. >> yeah, real strong finish for the a's. they have a lot to be hopeful about. the giants got a lot of question marks, and the key one is can they get a free agency
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left fielder in free agency. >> pablo hit a home
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