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the shootings started after a funeral for a recent murder victim. kristin fisher is live at the -- bruce johnson is live at the scene. >> reporter: from 9th until 13th looking west, u street is closed down and it's because of that overturned car, suv in the middle of the road. there's a bangedup mercedes behind that and a verizon truck behind that. we have got injuries back there. we had a body pulled out of the overturned van. the funeral, there were five metropolitan police officers assigned to that funeral and still couldn't stop that violence today. the famed u street corridor, home to duke ellington looked more like downtown kandahar today. a bullet riddled car overturned, broken glass and bullet casings in the streets. >> it's getting better but it scares you. >> a car flipped over and then a young -- somebody's feet were sticking out of the car. >> reporter: police say the incident began at the walker memorial baptist church in the 2100 block of 13th street. hundreds of young people had
gathered for the funeral of ashley mccray. she had been shot and killed two weeks earlier in southeast. funeral is over, everybody coming outside and then what happened? >> about maybe 30 minutes later that's when we heard gunshots. >> reporter: according to sources, a group of men came from an alley at 13th and u street and opened fire on an suv as people leaving the funeral were entering that vehicle. >> there are some participants we believe that were at the funeral who had walked a couple blocks down to get in their car. as they attempted to get in their car, presumably to get into the funeral procession, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: the suv flipped over, a passenger identified only as jamal was shot and killed. he had been hit multiple times. the driver of the van identified only as little phil was shot and wounded. sources say the carnage is but the latest violence in a long
running feud between neighborhood gangs, the 1-7 crew from the cardoza area and the 14th and gerard street gang. >> you have to have people in place and not just mpd. you have to have people from the community in place that's working with these guys to be able to keep an eye on stuff. >> reporter: read the signs, know the language? >> yes. >> reporter: didn't have that here? >> no, not today. >> reporter: despite some reports you may have heard elsewhere, police do not have anybody in custody. we just checked with police officials here on the scene. they are looking for a light colored crown victoria in connection with these shootings. you can imagine how many of those kind of vehicles we have got in the city. also we can report that councilman jim graham is saying his information is that this all started from taunting during or immediately after that funeral and people went to their vehicles and came out with guns after that. back to you. >> so they have got this sense that this is, you know, two gangs beefing again, more senseless violence. any other leads on who might have actually pulled the trigger? >> reporter: i don't think they have any idea. you know, at 13th and gerard, many blocks north of here,
police saturated that area shortly after the violence broke out here, they went door to door, obviously looking for people connected with the 14th and gerard crew or gang or whatever they are called, they came away empty handed. they didn't have anything but they got some idea of what they are looking for. they are looking for the other end of the war, the battles that are going on here, members of that 14th and gerard gang. >> hopefully they get to the bottom of this soon. thank you for that. now let's get you caught up on an update here. police have released the name of that pedestrian badly injured in a hit-and-run accident. 22-year-old danny mateo. police sigh a driver -- say a driver hit her about 8:30 last night along the 8700 block of carol avenue in silver spring and she is still in critical condition. police have released a new description of the vehicle they are looking for but there are several possibilities. it could be a 1994 through '98 gmc jimmy, chevy s10 pickup or a blazer, even an oldsmobile
bravado. it probably has a cracked windshield. it is probably damaged in the right headlight, probably has dents in the hood and a broken passenger side mirror. another legal setback, a big one for the walter reed doctor who refuse tos deploy to -- refuses to deploy to afghanistan until he sees president obama's original birth certificate. a military judge at fort meade in maryland proved that the president's birth records were irrelevant to the case that could send terrence lakin to prison. bruce is back with the details. >> reporter: this is the controversy that absolutely will not go away. polls suggest that a quarter of americans doubt president obama was born in the united states, even though there are all kinds of mainstream news organizations that have depunked the so-called -- debunked the so-called birth or argument. you can see pictures of his hawaiian birth certificate that shows he was born in honolulu.
let me go to this other page as well and there's a page here that shows right here there's actually a classified ad, a birth announcement in the honolulu advertiser that shows mr. and mrs. barack obama had a son on august 4th back in 1961. lieutenant colonel terrence lakin still doesn't believe it. the flight surgeon was back before a judge in a last ditch attempt to salvage some kind of defense case. >> i will just make my orders to deploy because i, and i believe all servicemen and women and the american people deserve the truth about president obama's constitutional eligibility to the office of the presidency and the commander in chief. >> reporter: but things are not going well for laken as his case heads towards trial on charges of missing a movement, disobeying lawful orders and dereliction of duty. the judge turned down two more witnesses, ruled the orders at issue are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing.
it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and
what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan so that's what they are going to be left with. >> all right, bruce. thank you for that. by the way, there are exactly five weeks to go before the big november elections and president obama is on a campaign swing on behalf of fellow democrats. first stop a back yard gathering in new mexico where he focused on the economy and education. >> the number 1 issue in terms of us succeeding as an economy is going to be how well we educate and how well we train our kids. nothing else comes close. >> this evening president obama headlined a campus rally at the university of wisconsin. it is part of an effort to reenergize young voters who turned out to support democrats two years ago. coming up on 9 news now, a new maryland law takes aim at drivers who talk on the phone. tell you when you'll need to go
hands-free. but first, a new scam hits the d.c. area leaving victims shelling out cash. we will tell you how you can avoid paying the big price. just a few clouds right now, but quiet. the quiet before the storm if um. we will take you out with the almanac. you can access this on our website at wusa9.com, click on the "weather" tab and then follow the dropdown menu on to weather data. 84 and 72 goes in the books. average is 75 and 57. we will come back and talk about when the heavy rain rolls in and a likelihood of flooding and severe weather. stay tuned.
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blue orange level at metro center will all be closed. metro is going to run a shuttle from foggy bottom to federal triangle. what else is going on out there? >> we do have issues on metro. we will talk about that in just a few minutes. first i'm keeping my eyes on the -- our realtime maps here around the capitol beltway, still slow to i-95. everybody going way below speed. inside d.c. still have that issue, police activity at u street that i'm watching as well. u still closed between 4th street and 14 where this is -- all this activity is happening with the police activity. so metro stations also affected so let's talk about that for just a minute. right now yellow and green lines running with delays, also the u street station, the 13th street entrance is closed, the 10th street remains open for mark right now brunswick line running with delays. that's it for traffic. sending it over to you. police in leesburg are warning resident not to cash the check. that community has been hit with a rash of secret shopper
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help.
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if not, it will cost you. the first time you're caught driving in maryland with your cell phone to your ear, it will cost you $40. after that, 100 bucks and a point on your driving record. >> people really get distracted when they are on their phones. >> reporter: but admit it, we have all done it before. >> i have that desire to see what's happening on my -- in my on world while i'm driving. it is a temptation. >> yes, i have and it's dangerous if i have a kid so i shouldn't be doing it. >> it's going to be difficult to enforce it no matter what. >> reporter: the new law is a secondary offense, meaning officers can only pull you over if you're caught violating another law. >> a law enforcement officer may well see somebody driving in a reckless manner, speeding, doing something that is a violation of law and then when they get into the traffic stop itself they determine that the driver was using a cell phone. >> reporter: police say they have seen some small success after last year's ban on texting. new highway signs will help drill home the message but aa aa says there's still a risk. >> the reality is that you are
four times more likely to be involved in a crash if you are driving and talking on a cell phone. >> people just have no concern. i don't care about them but they don't have any concern for the other people. so phones outlawed no problem. >> reporter: there are some exceptions to this new law. of course if you're dialing 911 and when you're initiating or hanging up on a phone called. in bethesda maryland, delia gonzal. >> we have an effort to get everyone to stop using their cell phones illegally while they are driving. and if you've been affected by a distracted driver talking on a cell phone or while texting, we want to share your story on the air. come to us, tell us about it at the great hangup page at wusa9.com or call us at phone. let me get this straight. we are going from lots of rain to no rain to lots of rain again?
>> yeah, we are going from some rain to no rain to lots and lots of rain, yeah. >> got it. >> you have a day to prepare. i don't think we will have anything tonight or tomorrow. maybe some light showers tomorrow night and then get ready, here's your forecast first now. the next three days, clouds roll in tomorrow, we will be a little bit cooler than today. 84 today, 74 tomorrow and then wednesday night and thursday, wow, big time rains, thunderstorms some could be heavy, some could be severe. temperatures fairly mild in the upper 70s. a real tropical system coming at us. as we said at 5:00, it doesn't matter this storm becomes tropical storm nicole or not it's going to throw an amount of moisture our way. on friday breezy, we return pretty nice, though, partly cloudy, temperatures about 74 and of course nice for high school football, d.c. highschoolsports.net. tomorrow morning you probably need your sunglasses, 65 to start, maybe a light jacket because it will be in the 50s in the burbs and then 70 by
lunchtime and 75 by evening. by evening it will be pretty much cloudy across the board. for tonight, partly cloudy, a bit cooler, low temperatures 54 to 62, winds out of the north at 10. let's talk about the outside story because here's the deal. heavy rain on thursday, critical time 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on thursday. severe weather also possible in addition to the flooding. check your sump pump, downspouts, basement and attic. you've got about 24 hours to get ready. lows tonight, 54 in gaithersburg, 55 in rockville, 62 downtown, 56 in buoy, a pleasant night, 56 in fairfax and reston, 54 in leesburg. tomorrow morning partly cloudy and cool, 50s and 60s, winds light, northeasterly at 10 and then by afternoon increasing cloudiness, a little bit cooler than today, pretty close to average, high temperatures near 75, winds east-southeasterly at 10. satellite radar combined, this is what could become tropical storm nicole but it doesn't
matter because look at all the moisture. it's pumping up northward and that is going to roll in here tomorrow night and most of thursday so it's going to encompass it looks like thursday morning's commute and thursday evening's commute. here's a look at what we call the spaghetti plot. more lines in the same area that is a confluence of model agreement. we have got a pretty good confluence here and if it goes west of town that will actually add the possibility of perhaps actually some severe weather so again, critical time, 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on thursday. look at the rainfall accumulation. look at this. this is through thursday night. we are talking not one or two but three to four to 5 inches of rain in the immediate metro area, especially between 95 and i81. next seven days, 74 tomorrow, clouds roll in, 78 on thursday, that's the bear. we end up pretty nice on friday. partly cloudy and cooler over the weekend. only in the 60s for fall for fairfax. see you out there from noon to 3:00 and then low 60s on sunday and monday and then we go back into the low 70s on tuesday. >> all right, my friend.
it's a good thing that the urban league did not plan to take to the links on thursday. they did it today while it's not raining and they are raising money for their service programs. it was the 12th annual celebrity golf tournament and among the celebrities, two former redskins, lamar arrington and rick doc walker. all the proceeds going to help fund the group's education employment and housing programs. for more stories from where you live go to wusa9.com, find your community in the where you live section, keep up with what's happening in your neighborhood, if you've got a story or news tip, we want to hear from you so contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. and seeing doc and lavar in the same place, cross between two radio stations. >> yeah. >> glad they didn't rumble out there on the golf course. >> no. much too classy to do that, those two gentlemen. we are talking about wizards trying to get things going for opening day. >> training camp started today, yeah, and gilbert's got to find
a way to work with john wall. it will be exciting. will it be any good, though? that was the longest segue in the history of television. donovan mcnabb returning to philly. have you heard? we will beat it into the ground over the next four days on sports next. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas?
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it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> ever since the wizards drafted john wall with that number 1 pick people wondered how he and gilbert arenas would function side by side in the same back court. at 12:01 precisely this morning the wizards opened training camp with a midnight madness celebration. they got quick sleep and held their second practice at 2:00 p.m. today. what are the early impressions of the arenas wall experiment? >> i don't feel like it's going to be a big deal. we played pick up a couple of times and everything was going good and then basically getting
together on the court and get ready for the season. >> they played a lot together over the last three weeks. there won't be any problems with those guys at all. >> the redskins had today off and what for donovan mcnabb will be the last moment of sanity before 96 straight hours of circus leading up to philly. sales traffic for this game is rivalling a playoff game with the average ticket price in philly in excess of $225 and even the redskins and eagles' wives are getting caught up in the frenzy, greg tolen live in sterling virginia with more. >> reporter: the wives are getting into the spirit of things. on saturday in philadelphia, they are going to play a charity basketball event against the eagles' wifes to -- wives to benefit breast cancer. these wives are very excited for this game. they are holding a scrimmage right now and a man who just arrived just moments ago, that is donovan mcnabb in the white shirt. he's attending to his kids right now and to his wife roxy who is part of the redskins
wives basketball game. certainly an emotional time for the mcnabbs but the wives want to help as well. they want to try to win this game. as for donovan, he knows it's going to be a big week for him and he just wants to be able to relax a little bit and be able to kind of gather things together because as you mentioned, brett, starting tomorrow things are going to be crazy. we should mention that roxy is a pretty good basketball player. she played college basketball at syracuse so just like donovan, she's got game. brett. >> yeah, i think more important that donovan wins on sunday than she wins on saturday but still nice to see everybody competing. there's greg tolen live in sterling. now the toyota play of the day. >> reporter: it comes from alex and number 8 here in burgundy and gold is hannibal robinson and that is a killer 30-yard touchdown run. that is our clip of the season so far. if you'd like to become a campus correspondent, get a free flip cam and maybe a $5000
scholarship, log onto d.c. highschoolsports.net to apply. it has been four weeks since stephen strasburg had has tommy john surgery. it will be between 50 to 45 more weeks before he can pitch in a major league baseball game again. he does not count patience among his most priced venture furs virtues. he says he's going to follow doctors' orders. >> they have it mapped up all the way up until when you throw your first professional pitch. if i'm doing well, i could -- everything could get sped up, might have to take a couple steps back. you never know. >> we will see young steve in 2012. that's it for us. have a great night. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next.
four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. >> couric: tonight, losing ground. the dramatic impact of the recession, americans making less than
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