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spread to mateen's wife, noor mateen. investigators are considering charging her. she says she knew her husband was planning to attack the pulse nightclub and tried to convince him not to do it and to no avail. she drove her husband to the club to scout it out. and now people are coming forward to say that omar mateen was a regular at the pulse and used gay dating websites, the story gets ever more complex. meanwhile, president obama delivered a blistering attack on donald trump in the wake of trump's speech yesterday. obama lashed out at trump's anti-muslim rhetoric and his plan to ban muslims from coming into the u.s. >> this is a country founded on basic freedoms including freedom of religion.
we don't have religious tests here. our founders, our constitution, our bill of rights, are clear about that. >> and obama again called on congress to act to keep assault style weapons out of the hands of people intent on doing harm. >> reinstate the assault weapons ban make it harder for terrorists to use the weapons to kill us. >> and obama asks what about muslim americans, he said we have seen our government mistreat our fellow citizens and it's a shameful part of our history. lets return to orlando and "action news" reporter, chad pradelli, you have learned more about the women from philadelphia and their horrific experience in the club and fon your of then it turned deadly. >> reporter: this morning i sat down with tiara parker, she was
released from the hospital yesterday and her cuzz akira did not escape. they recalled the horrifying hours. >> the lady next to me was like please help me, i have baseball hit, i have been hit. >> as omar mateen sprayed the nightclub with bullets. they ran into a bathroom. >> ran into the big stall and kind of dove on the other people, there were people piled on top of each other, soon it was not the sound of gun fire they hear but rather mateen walking into the bathroom and loading his assault style rifle and handgun. >> the door didn't have a latch but there was a guy on the door just holding it. >> seconds later mateen emerged in the stall and opened fire hitting patience in the legs and akira in the chest.
i remember falling to my knees still holding the door. mateen stayed in the bathroom for several hours making calls to 911 pledging allegiance to ice is and at other times telling the hostages to slide their cell phones under the stall doors, they did not comply and texted their families, please come get us now. >> i received a text message, please i am shot in the arm, please help me. >> as dawn broke police moved in breaking a bathroom wall and mateen opened fire again hitting three people but missing the girls. >> the cop blows out the front of the bathroom and goes into a shooting war with them and i am getting burned by the stuff ricochetting and gun powder.
>> the physical pain is experiencing and the emotional pain is much more hurtful knowing her cousin akira did not make it. >> i keep seeing her face -- >> just remembering my cousin she was a hero. she was a young lady that always wanted to do something. she always wanted to have fun. >> i was saying to myself, she is on vacation, can't stop her from going to a nightclub on vacation. >> a fund is set up for the murray family, if you would like to donate go to our website at 6abc.com. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and more now on philadelphia native patience carter who did survive the shooting and shared her story this afternoon from florida hospital orlando where she is still recovering. the 20-year-old is a university
city high school graduate and as soon as she started hearing the gunshots she ran into the bathroom. >> the gunman entered the bathroom and was shooting his machine gun so we are all scrambling around in the bathroom screaming at the top of our lungs and then people are getting hit by bullets, blood is everywhere, and then the moment when he stops shooting in the bathroom and that is when everyone looked around and that is when i first realized my leg was shot. >> carter also describes hearing the gunman's calls to 911 in which he said he was shooting because he wanted america to stop bombing his country presuming he was talking about afghanistan even though he was born in the united states. and the outpouring of emotion season support continued in philadelphia this time at st.
joe's university during an afternoon mass on campus, they took a moment to stand and pray for peace and stand in solidarity with the victims. >> our coverage of the massacre in orlando continues at 6abc.com. we are sharing the stories of those lost and of those that survived. and we'll alert you to any new developments about this story. other news at this hour. police in philadelphia are investigating the discovery of a woman's body near the mann music sentner fairmount park. "action news" reporter, walter perez is live at police headquarters. >> reporter: well, investigators do not believe that the victim was killed in the location she was found and believe she was murdered somewhere else and dump along the edge of the woods area right there in fairmount park. police responded to a call of witnesses reporting a body in fairmount park at 8:30 this
morning. authorities arrived at the scene of north george's hill drive near the mann center. the woman had been handcuffed. stabbed repeatedly and shot once in the back of the head. the victim remains unidentified. buts have three distinctive tattoos. loyal across her chest and the word ka -- money sign for s, h and a tattoo of a rose on her right thigh. >> she is described as an african-american woman in her late 20s 5'5" and thin. wearing a white top and skirt. the woman suffered significant defense wounds. >> i believe she was in the fight for her life and unfortunately she lost. >> reporter: we have to mention
that no weapons were found at the scene anyone with information is asked to call the philadelphia police homicide unilt. live at police headquarters, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia police have identified a teenage girl struck and killed by a hit and run driver in somerdale last night. jackson was killed when she crossed roosevelt boulevard. the driver pled without stopping. >> all the driver had to do was stop, the driver had a green light as did the pedestrian. had they stopped pulled over and called 911 and rendered aid. that is what you are suppose to do. >> the minivan is likely white or silver and has damage to the front end and the windshield. >> the boys and girls club reopened this afternoon on
center street. it was close ford renovations and it's focus is to keep young people off the streets and away from violence. coming up flag day celebrations take place around philadelphia today and "action news" is there for some of them and we'll tell you how a new jersey man is helping hundreds of local veterans. for the second day in a row our high 78 degrees, dry and sunny and i'm tracking rain on the way along with some heat and humidity. all the details in the accuweather forecast. ducis rogers with the highlights or perhaps we should say low lights of the phillies blue jays game tonight. everybody's running to blinds to go's summer shade sale,
it's called a flag of hope and made a stop in talliville, delaware this afternoon. it's traveling the country giving people in every state a chance to add their fingerprint to it. today dry-clean express on concord pike hosted the flag and the creators say it represents americans holding hands without conflict and without hatred. >> "action news" is at the national constitution center for a great celebration and new beginning. katherine scott was there. >> reporter: with the ribbon officially cut on the $3 million renovation, the sydney kimmel theater was once again open just in time for flag day. new seating and carpeting and upgraded technology and broadway quality lighting helped to
enhance freedom rising the longest running show in philadelphia. you feel like are you in the middle of american history. it comes 13 days after the -- >> 13 years ago today the late muhammad ali raised the flag in the kimmel center theater. >> people were here checking out the newly renovated theater throughout the day but there are other evengt going on to celebrate. >> the american flag shares a birthday with the u.s. harmony and there was plenty going on to celebrate both. >> we wouldn't have freedom without our military. >> it's important to us because we love this country and we want our grandchildren to appreciate it it and have the opportunities we have had. >> a parade with current and former troops and lines of
recruits marched down independence mall. spectators cheering on our military today and every day. >> it's important we raise our flags and care about our country and show we care about our country and celebrate when there is something this close to home and you should be a part of it. a cherry hill businessman was hoppered for helping veterans, eric meyers a state farms agent received a troughy for collecting suits for the suits for soldiers initiative. they will be given to veterans transitioning into civilian life and looking for jobs. >> the last thing they have to think about it coming home and getting back into mainstream america as civilians and have to worry about suits. >> more than 800 suits were collected through the campaign.
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this morning in delaware. newcastle officials without side the rock wood museum promoting the upcoming ice-cream festival. there should be a music competition and plenty of ice-cream from local dairies. if you want to go, it takes place in two weekends at rockwood and bring your pets. they do like ice-cream. >> not an good beginning for a philadelphia philly. >> imagine being a 22-year-old and time to make the major league debut and comes against one of the top scoring teams in baseball. he gets the toronto blue jays. kevin pillar, that is a solo homer. this is the just the beginning, now a 3-0 game and carrero swinging on the first pitch to
make it 5-0, and later in the inning this is josh donaldson with a grand slam. exton lasts two and two-thirds innings. the phillies lose the game 11-3, for years we hear about the draft picks that sixers have coming and a talented overseas player that is suppose to be coming. they recently when to turkey to check on him. it's two years since the sixers acquired his draft rights. >> i was not pessimistic or optimistic, i was somewhat neutral to see if he was coming over and i still feel that way. how things work out with him and the buyout negotiations with the team that have to be undertaken with the player and the team
it's entirely different than what our objectives are. >> waiting on a lot of players. the nba final head back to cleveland after the cavs out last the warriors in game five. cleveland got two incredible performances. lebron james went ballistic, 41 points and 16 rebounds. and neither is irving, he posted 41 points as well. this marks the first time that two teammates when for more than 40 points in a playoff game. >> to repeat a performance like this would be tough but whatever it takes to win. i know myself and he over there as well as echoing to my teammates are willing to do, and will be well prepared for game six. that is all that is on my mind is we are not satisfied and we understand the magnitude of what game six means for us at home.
suddenly it's a series again what happens next find out when you watch the game here on 6 abc thursday night at 9:00. finally anyone that has played golf holds won up on the fair way. this is the second shot on an 850 par 5, and how about this, it went into the basketball. and it's an alba -- for bradley. >> i don't know. >> you play golf? >> no. a university of pennsylvania is helping five students from local high schools to save money while they go to college, the school awarded the students none tuition scholarships for a ceremony for the university city sheridan and it will help them pay for school supplies and
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normal. the accuweather highlights shows you have plenty of time to enjoy the weather today we are now in the longest days of the year, today through july 10th, the sun is setting after 8:30 in the evening and the summer solstice is monday at 6:34 in the evening, we have a full moon on monday. things are changing as we head into thursday, this is future tracker showing what is happening at 7:30 in the morning and we'll have showers around even some heavier downpours in the northwest for thursday morning and a few of nodes are lingering into thursday afternoon and even into friday. enjoy the weather while you have got it, it's gorgeous out there. reading and allentown and dover checking in at 78 degrees the atlantic city airport 79 and cape may 74. the ocean temperature is 66. satellite 6 along with action
radar showing not a cloud in the sky right now, we have high pressure up to our north and that will maintain control tonight and the first half of the day tomorrow. in the meantime. the opposite is going on through the upper midwest. low pressure if you look at this it looks like it's riding to the north and it will ride to the north and dip down to the southeast along the ridge of high pressure and that is thetice tim that brings us showers on thursday. tonight a very comfortable night low humidity again and clear skies and temperatures dropping down to the 50s and 59 in philadelphia and allentown 52 and cape may warmer 61 and wilmington 57 degrees. tomorrow this high pressure begins to weaken and that means we start with sunshine and clouds thicken and a decent day but not as bright and sunny as today. and then on thursday, the low pressure gets closer and another low develops off the coast and what this will do is throw us an
easterly wind, that cools us off 72 degrees and mostly cloudy skies and w showers and that second low slides to the south and friday than could bring us another round of rain early in the morning. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow the clouds roll in warmer and 82 degrees on thursday, a lot cooler 72 degrees on and off showers and cloudy skies and a damp start to the day and the sunshine is back 79 degrees and heading into father's day weekend and it looks like high pressure is in control and keeping us sunny and dry and 82 on saturday, and sunday 85 degrees and low humidity and the summer begins on monday, hot and 90 and tuesday hot be humid with a late day thunderstorm with a high of 91 degrees, i'll have an update on the timing on thursday on "action news" at 11:00 tonight. finally tonight the adventure aquarium in camden
celebrated a milestone, it was gonzo the porcupine's 3rd birthday. he was in a prickly mood and he got a cake made of strawberries and kiwis and he was named off the famous muppet character because of his long nose. and a good time was had by all. abc world news is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6 "action news." for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
as we come on the air tonight, breaking developments from orlando. new information about the gunman's wife. was she with her husband as he bought ammo, and did she go to the nightclub before? allegedly suggesting she tried to stop her husband from doing any harm. this comes just as we learn more about the gunman himself. did he lead a secret life? new reports tonight, he was a patron at that club. his former classmates this evening, and witnesses, who say he was on gay dating apps. at the hospital, many of the patients, the survivors brought outside. how they played dead. how he trapped them. in the wake of the terror, the president tonight taking on donald trump. his most aggressive words yet. and just in, trump's response. in other news, the deadly shootout inside a walmart today.
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