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>> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:30, a violent brawl leaves someone shot and others stabbed outside a local nightclub a live report moments away, and a bathtub for shelter is what a local woman says kept her safe during friday's severe storms and stabbed on a metro bus. what led to the violence? the news starts right now. live and in h.d. this is abc 7 news news at 6:30 on your side. >> 100 people brawled at a montgomery county parking lot leaving several injured. one shot, multiple others stabbedment police say this started during a karoke night during a gaithersburg bar. what happened next was
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several moments of violence. live at police headquarters in rockford with more. >> well, just to lay out how chaotic of a scene we're talking about, montgomery county police have made no arrests. in fact, they don't have any suspect descriptions to go on because they say when they arrived last night, all the people involved were so uncooperative. eye-witnesses report that it was complete pandemonium and say it was an all-out riot. >> it just exploded out of nowhere. >> this was the scene moments after the midnight melee outside red rock cafe. the fight started between two women inside spilled out into the parking lot with 100 people brawling in the dark. punches were thrown, knives were pulled and gunfire erupted. >> scary. thank god that bullets are indiscriminatory. >> 0 scott was one of the guards working last night as they hosted a karoke contest. he says in 15 years of being
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a bouncer what he witnessed last night was a first. >> the guys got into it, they started swinging, a couple chairs were tossed. i have never seen anything like it in my life. >> this cup the scuffle that rapidly escalated into a riot sent seven people to the hospital, one with a gunshot wound, five victims of stabbings and one roughed up in the rampage. the owner is now putting away the karoke mic for good. nearby restaurant owners applaud. >> this place is not set up for that kind of activity. >> and patrons at the shopping plaza agree. >> their mind is not there. drinking a lot. they're going to do this kind of actions. >> and police say those seven people taken to the hospital last night, all their injuries are said to be non-life threatening. live in rockville, abc 7 news. >> thank you so much for that. turning now to breaking news out of southeast washington where a child has died after
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being hit by a car. the 14-year-old was riding a scoot werr another boy in the 2200 block of hunter place when they hit a speed bump and lost control. the scooter hit a car head-on authorities say and detectives say the car did manage to stop before the collision. the 14-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. >> other news developing in the district, a stabbing onboard a metro bus. d.c. police tell us two 18-year-old women got into an argument on a bus traveling along sixth street in southeast washington. one stabbed the other. the victim was flown to a local hospital for treatment. she is expected to be ok, we're told. her alleged attacker did get away. police are searching for her now and say they have a good idea as to who she is. >> meantime, prince georges county police say speed and alcohol may have contributed to a deadly crash in college park at around 7:00 this morning on baltimore avenue. investigators say
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40-year-old bernard coatly was trying to make a left hand turn but failed to yield a car and was killed. the passengers in the second car were hurt but expected to recover. >> a five people were sent to the hospital on route 50 in davidsonville. three people were ejected from the vehicle. two were critically injured and the other three occupants suffered only minor injuries. >> nearly 48 hours later, hundreds are still without power. we are hearing more stories of survival after friday's dangerous storm that downed trees and tearing off roofs throughout the region. the hardest hit area where officials say it is so bad they could seek federal aid and that's where we go tonight. what can you tell us? >> in the apartment complex -- >> total destruction,
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ceiling collapse. >> massive cleanup. >> it has to be in the millions. >> after so much deputation. >> we came home to a disaster many. >> shirley king and her family spent sunday salvaging what they could from their roofless condo. >> we were the lucky ones. we weren't here, but they're all alive. >> they were at a grandson's birthday party when the microburst hit friday night, but others weren't so lucky. >> my windows were about to explode. >> councilwoman trina brown feeling the storm pulling her condo apart fled into the bathroom and jumped into the tub. >> the next thing the roof exploded and blew off. it was hoff horrific. >> 15 buildings damaged, and an estimated $3 million of destruction. >> it was a blessing nobody was killed in this situation. awhile rehairs continue, about 80 are staying at the high school for shelter. >> displaced residents like
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tina williams facing a frustrating deadline. >> 72 hours, everything will be mildewed. all my stuff will be destroyed if i don't get it out in 72 hours. >> but all grateful no lives were lost. >> these are only things. they can be replaced, you know, but your life is what you have. >> as we saw in richard's report, it looks like the weather was cooperate for those spending time outside cleaning up from friday's storm. it looks like sunshine will continue into the week ahead. >> we have to get through a few overnight thunderstorms into the night and the day tomorrow and then sunshine and cooler temperatures followed by a big warmup. 85 degrees at dulles. 89 degrees at reagan national airport. our weather headlines will call for isolated storms during the overnight hours and just over the past couple of minutes on our abc 7 live super doppler radar around the i-270 spur and
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the beltway in montgomery county, a cluster of storms has began to form and these storms right now are not classified at severe, but keep your eyes in the sky because we will be looking for potential for stronger storms later tonight into the day tomorrow. a full look at the forecast plus the cooldown, and are you ready for temperatures around 100 degrees? it's coming. we will have details in a few minutes ax you i don't know if i'm ready for that, but we'll talk to you again. >> one firefighter was hurt in an overnight fire in prince georges county. the video of the scene around 3:30 this morning when flames tore through the two-story home in the 4500 block of 32nd street and mount rainier. firefighters determined it was an abandoned building and we're told one firefighter received burns in a small area of his body and was treated and released. investigators still aren't sure about what started that fire. >> well, they want her back,
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that was the message more than 1,500 protestors turned out this afternoon to demand that the ousted university of virginia president be reinstated. the protest was held on the charlottesville campus. students and community members spoke in sullivan's defense. the board of visitors will meet tuesday to discuss her future. they dismissed her over issues that included money and educational goals. and coming up right here on abc 7 news, now that jerry sandusky is a convicted sex owe phone der, attorneys are turning their attention to penn state. was there a coverup? alex trebek is in a california hospital tonight. details on his health scare, and egypt has a new leader tonight. what makes this president so
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>> new tonight we have learned that alex trebek has suffered a mild heart attack. the 71-year-old is in the hospital recovering tonight but is expected to make a full recovery. he was admitted yesterday and jeopardy won a daytime emmy for best game show. trebek was hospitalized for a minor heart attack back in 2007. he has been hosting the game show for 28 years now. >> now that jerry sandusky is in jail the next step in the child sex abuse is expected to be focusing on penn state university.
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lawyers for some of the victims may file civil suits against the university. they want to know if there was a coverup. >> penn state knew from everyone from the janitor who cleaned the somehowers to the president of the university by the time that the young man who i represent was assaulted that mr. sandusky was a grave risk to children. >> and sandusky will be sentence add few months from now and will like little spend the rest of his life behind bars. >> wild celebrations are taking place in egypt at this hour as the country marks a new chapter in its history. take a look here. this was the scene a short while ago as you can see, there is the new president. election officials announced mohammed morsi won the presidency. this is a look atta hir square. you can see wild celebrations there. morsi called on the country to unify behind him. he says he will try to keep the promises he made during his campaign and said that he will recognize egypt's
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international agreement. >> and still ahead here on abc 7 news at 6:30, we had our own round of severe weather and now florida is bracing for theirs. debby is still a tropical storm but could soon become a hurricane. check we
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>> well, tonight debby is still a tropical storm but she has already dumped a lot of rain on florida, giving residents a taste of what to expect. the storm is moving slowly across the gulf over florida's panhandle. the hurricane center puts her on a path south and west of new orleans. louisiana has already declared a state of emergency. >> and you know this storm has a mind of its own. yesterday we were talking about it potentially hitting the texas gulf coast. it has made a complete turnaround and now looks
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like florida. >> we'll have to keep an eye on. that. >> changes are on the way. this is clarendon now, from washington lehigh school in arlington. the skies look dark. we have thunderstorms beginning to pop. central montgomery county around rockville, another cluster just developing across central prince georges county moving towards bouey at 20 miles per hour. these storms will continue to pop as we move through the evening and overnight hours, even into tomorrow morning. look at the high, though, this afternoon. 93 degrees. our average for the day is 87. the record set two years ago when we hit 100 degrees. 89. winds out of the southwest at 10 miles per hour. weatherbug shows 88 in war blear. 90 for a high in leesburg. currently at 95 at lafayette elementary school. i have a feeling it is off a little bit. it is not 63 there.
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90 in frederick. 84 degrees manassas. we have popup showers and thunderstorms as part of a cold front that moves through early tomorrow morning into the early afternoon hours. once it leaves the region, the winds will start to kick up out of the northwest. could see wind gusts 20 to 25 miles per hour and cooler temperatures on the way. these are dew point levels in the 40's for upper michigan. lower michigan in the 50's. really comfortable air mass on the way just for the day on tuesday and after, that we're really going to crank up the heat and the humidity. satellite and radar, clouds beginning to increase across our area right now. i want to take you now to the gulf of mexico. this is debby and its track right now takes it toward the north right around the panhandle of florida. very, very slowly. the movement at just around 3 miles per hour and expected to make landfall wednesday into thursday. so another three to four days to go. futurecast shows our skies clearing out tomorrow
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afternoon. sunshine on tuesday, and then cranking the heat up by wednesday, thursday and friday. mid 60's, lower 70's overnight. a few showers and storms will stick around for the morning hours as temperatures drop into the 80's, for daytime highs tomorrow, but look at the cooler air struggling to make it to around 80 on tuesday and then the heat and the humidity, welcome back, on thursday, friday and saturday. highs have the potential to crack the century degree mark. heat index readings possibly 105 to 110, and poor air quality. just popping it out. >> come on, give us something good! it's going to be worse than what we had the past week, right? >> it's going to be pretty miserable by the end of the week. >> that sums it up right there. >> i wish i could sugarcoat it. it's summer, though. >> that's the reality of it. things are not so miserable today for the gnat nats.
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>> a good team can survive injuries and that's what the nationals may have to do with their franchise player again. ryan zimmerman's shoulder is still hurting. he got a cortisone shot. he may give it a rest through the all-star break. certainly now better than lateer for the nationals. this afternoon, final game of the series. i guess the shot was ok because zim got a hit and it was 1-0 nationals. mark reynolds striking out, hey three strikeouts, five shutout innings. here is the wild young
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enthusiasm of young brice harper. this is a single, but not for him, he just keeps running and running and running. man, this guy never quits! that's a double! still 1-0 in the 8th. matt is the batter, gone left center, two-run homer, that is the game-winning homer. baltimore wins 2-1. >> he's been almost perfect every time out. i have to tip my hat to him. he finished the ball game and stayed and did a good job out of the bullpen, and just made one bad pitch and that's going to happen in this ballpark. >> more baseball last night. phillies' pitcher gave his teammates motivation. he gave up the game time run to tampa bay last night, so jim thome waited at the bat, his teammate would give $5,000 if someone hit a
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walkoff home run. that motivated thome and he got it! he's paying up. >> i said whoever walks this guy off, i'll give him five grand. i didn't think jim would do it off the bat. not that he needs the money. >> is that something you pay up on or is that the talk? >> that's what i said. >> thome said he hadn't gotten the check yet. to soccer, another team losing the euro soccer semifinals. england and italy battle for the top spot. england early on the attack. the italy keeper buffers it, bang, right with the hand right there. nobody scored in regulation or o.t. so we go to penalty kicks so then italy goes to the semifinals with a 4-2 shootout victory. >> shot of the day, roy sabatini, 16th hole, a par
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3. we wouldn't show you this if is got close. why waste time putting? this is winner, the first pga tour winner finishing at 14 under par winning by one stroke. he will be at congressional for tiger woods' tournament coming up this week. first place united playing third place new york red bulls. d.c. united has won five of six and mystics tip off against seattle also in a few minutes. they have lost seven of their first nine. >> they have that m
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judges in d.c. some of the country's top chefs and local restaurants are facing off in the second day of safeway's annual barbecue battle. thousands of people are sampling the food along pennsylvania avenue and the winner of the barbecue battle will be named in just a short while. we're waiting for that. >> and i think the weather downtown will cooperate at least for another 45 minutes or an hour or so. we may see showers downtown. look at our doppler radar. montgomery county, north potomac over to rockville, wheaton, you're going to look for a cluster of thunderstorms, actually a lone cell. this is pretty much all that's out there. it is going to drift off towards the north and west as we move through the next 45 minutes to an hour. expect additional showers and storms to pop up as they move through the day, and the text extended outlook is going to be cool tuesday but as we move into the end of the week, by thursday and friday, are you ready, 100 degree heat on the way. >> all right.
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so enjoy that little bit of relief before that. thanks so much for being here with us. we will see you back here at 11:00. have a good night,
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