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join us, and thrive. he had a smirk like he was excited about it. >> i was here when the shots started going off. >> a night of terror near uc santa barbara. hundreds run for cover as a killer goes on a rampage. now this happened in isla vista near the uc santa barbara campus. there were ten separate incidents that left six dead and more injured. the killer posted videos on youtube. >> tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which i will have my revenge. >> authorities believe that elliot rodger took his own life
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after killing and injuring all those people. we begin our live team coverage from isla vista tonight. >> reporter: there was a very emotional evening tonight as students turned out for a vigil honoring those victims of this crime. coming here this evening what is surprising is the size of the area of where these crimes unfolded. this is one of ten crime scenes marking with victim chris martinez was killed. at sunset on the campus of uc santa barbara hundreds of students hold candles in silence. they are solemnly paying respects to the victims of a mass shooting. >> i'm shocked about this. i don't know what to say. >> it's so surreal. we hear about it happening to other schools and i would never
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thought it would happen to our school like this. >> reporter: this crowd includes students from uc santa barbara where where many of the victims went to school and santa barbara city college where the shooter was enrolled. investigators reveal details about the rampage, it spread across ten crime scenes starting at his own apartment. >> it appears as though subject rodger murdered three victims within his residence. >> reporter: investigators say rodger went on the to a sorority house with three handguns. he began shooting tepeople in t streets. two were killed. at the ivy deli mart where 20-year-old christopher martinez was killed and where the first 911 calls for help were made. deputies engaged rodger within minutes. but by then six were shot to
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death and several injured. after two exchanges of gunfire with deputies, it was over, the gunman found dead in his bmw. it is unclear whether he took his own life or was wounded by the deputies. >> i was in shock. i was here when the shots started going off. >> reporter: this is a community still trying to grasp the violence. and at that vigil what was most striking is how there were so many people at times just standing there in silence, a lot of people just trying to grasp exactly what happened here in isla vista. abc 7 news. now the terror was captured on surveillance video at the ivy deli mart. you can see people running for cover when the gunman begins firing. several people were shot here, one fatally. three of the six victims who died have been identified.
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ventrone veronica weiss, katherine cooper, both sorority sisters and christopher michael martinez. his father, richard, talked with christopher 45 minutes before he died. >> you don't think it will happen to your child until it does. chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the nra. they talk about gun rights. what about chris' right to live? when will this insanity stop? >> six victims are still hospitalized tonight two are in serious condition. one of those injured in the santa barbara rampage is a 19-year-old university of pacific student who lives in danville. we spoke to his family tonight and she joins us live with more on their ordeal. >> reporter: that's right, nick pasichuke was done for the school year and drove down to uc
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santa barbara to visit his best friend from high school for the weekend and was in the wrong place at the wrong time. the 19-year-old water polo star was happy to be hanging out with friends in isla vista for the start of summer vacation. his dad says they went out to celebrate and get something to eat. nick pasichuke says he shot at us. the police said i flew 50 feet into a busy intersection. his dad got the dreaded phone call late friday from his son's friend. >> his left leg was shattered like a fire cracker. his right leg -- or right ankle, as we understand it right now, is broken. he has fractures to his face. it will be a long recovery for him.
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but he's alive. six people aren't. >> reporter: nick graduated from san ramon high school last year and swims on the water polo team for university of the pacific in stockton. his family has been glued to tv coverage trying to piece things together. >> he's alive. i mean the real thoughts have to go out to the other families who were not as fortunate. >> reporter: they hope nick can come home in the next day or two. abc 7 news. now to the killer. 22-year-old elliot rodger. rodger was diagnosed with highly functional asperger's syndrome. we are now getting a glimpse of his life through youtube videos and 140 page manifesto. >> the girls are not sexually attracted to me.
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i are a major problem with that. major problem. that's a problem that i intend to rectify. >> reporter: elliot rodger talks about his troubles in a series of youtube videos titled "why life is so unfair" the sheriff's office was familiar with rodger before last night's murderous rampage. in july of last year, rodger claimed he was a victim of assault. but the investigation revealed that rodger may have been the aggressor. in january of this year, rodger accused a roommate of stealing three candles and made a citizen's arrest. and family members asked deputies to check on rodger. but the deputies said he didn't meet the criteria for a mental health hold. >> the deputies found him to be
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polite and curt use. he down played the concerns for his welfare and the deputies cleared the call. >> reporter: rodger said he had difficulties with his social life and wouldn't be returning to school next year. in a manifester titled "my twisted life" rodger said the police would have searched my room and found my guns and weapons and writings. i would have been thrown in jail, denied of the chance to exact my revenge on anmys. rodger's father was an assistant director on the "hunger games" film. he says that they offer their sympathies to those involved in this tragedy. our hearts go out to everyone involved. coming up at
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skroo psychiatrists are saying about the hidden messages in the videos. we are seeing clear skies all around the bay area. live doppler 7 hd and temperatures today ranged from 59 in half-moon bay where the fog stuck around all day to 90 degrees in antioch. now tomorrow, things are going to warm up even more as high pressure builds. i'll have your accuweather temperatures coming up. a pilot walked away unharmed after a small plane made a crash landing in concord. that plane skidded on to the grass alongside the runway just after 7:30. fire crews rushed to the scene as a precaution. no one was injured. a group of boaters had to abandon ship after it hit a whale. the five people on board said they were boating five to ten miles offshore when they felt the boat hit the whale. the boat drifted into the rocks.
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the sheriff's office and a salvage team are working to get the boat off the rocks. >> the fear is that being in the surf zone and stuck on the ground up against the rocks with surf like it is that the boat is going to come apart and spill what fuel it has left. we are making every effort to get the boat off the beach in one piece. >> officials don't believe the whale was hurt. san francisco firefighters rescued two men caught in a rip tide this evening. two steams of swimmers brought them back to the beach. both of the men are expected to be okay. still to come, giving bay area veterans a helping hand this memorial day weekend. plus the road construction causing a traffic mess. will it be open on time? and later getting a head start on fire season. what is being done to protect bay area h
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we are taking a live look at 280 in san francisco with a major construction project has shut down southbound lanes. the work is on schedule and that means that part of the freeway will reopen tuesday morning. workers are replacing large hinges beneath the roadway that allow to move safely during an earthquake. be thankful you are not on the bay bridge coming to the city. the traffic is look bad at this point. the officer have set up this dui check point in san francisco
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and others like it in the bay area. extra officers are sheriff's deputies are on the street looking for drunk drivers through tuesday morning. tonight people gathered with veterans to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide this weekend. during the vigil tonight people blew out their candles signifying how many lives are affected with a veteran commits suicid suicide. >> at least 8,000 a year because they are not reporting the veteran that drinks too much and drives his car into a wall or over the edge. >> the group wants to end the stigma associated with ptsd. thousands of people will
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head to san francisco's mission direction tomorrow for one of the city's most colorful parades. ♪ these folks help getting carnival going this afternoon. the parade starts at 9:30. it's the west coast's largest multicultural festival. and it's going to be warmer tomorrow if you are heading there. we have the latest on the weather. a lot of sunshine tomorrow for carnival. clear skies all around the bay area and temperatures starting to cool down as we look toward san francisco. it's in the 50s for the most part. san francisco, 55, oakland, 56, half-moon bay cooler at 50 degrees. and also looking from emeryville out towards the bay bridge. it's 58 in santa rosa and in napa.
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still hanging on to the 60s in fairfield. 62 in concord. as we look towards san francisco on the transamerica building we'll see clouds move in along the coast and fog overnight but it will be pretty clear inland. the warmest day is tomorrow and cooler for memorial day but with plenty of sunshine. the radar satellite image over the last 12 hours shows an area of high pressure that is continuing to build. it will stay with us tomorrow and monday but the warmest temperatures will be sunday. and low pressure will start to sneak in towards the middle part of the workweek and temperatures will come down a bit to next weekend. for tomorrow as you wake up we'll have fog and low clouds at the coast. but today was stubborn. sunny and warmer temperatures overall. the overnight lows in the 50s. 55 in san francisco, 56 in oakland. 55 in san jose.
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and check out the numbers in the south bay. 83 in san jose, 90 in gilroy. it will be warm. a nice beach day in santa cruz at 78. upper 70s in the lower parts of the expenpeninsula. upper 60s, sunset district. 71 for carnival. and for giants game, low 80s. and pretty warm in napa at 90. 86 in vallejo. mild and comfortable. 76 in hayward. then we'll see 90s in parts of the interior valleys. 94 in brentwood. and here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures warm up tomorrow and drop down a couple degrees on monday. but a lot of sunshine. warm and mild. tuesday is when things start to turn around and we cool down
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into next weekend with increasing clouds. >> thank you so much. how did the giants do today? >> very well. hosting the twins on memorial day weekend. and the panda kick starts the giants off. he was all the offense.
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the giants and a's are the only two teams in major league baseball with 30 wins before
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memorial day weekend. great night for baseball. ryan vogelsong on the hill. pablo sandoval heating up. bottom two, solo shot. the giants are up 1-0. vogelsong dealing. 7 ks, three hits, one walk. pagan scores from third. 2-0 giants. after giving up a solo home run, suzuki grounds out. and they now have the best record in the bigs at 31-18. the a's have hit a speed bump on the road. r.a. dickey handed them a loss. 1-0 a's. in the fifth, lowrie sends one pack. 2-1 jays.
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they lead the majors with 68 home runs. brandon moss cannot handle the bouncer to first. both runners score. 4-1 jays. two men on. a's go down 5-2 and drop lead the in a row. we'll take a brief time-out before we go to the hardwood. the heat have taken a 2-1 series lead. we have all
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in every life, there are when you know, you know. the all-new volvo v60 sportswagon. the s60 sedan and the xc60 crossover. test drive one today. model year end sales event. the s60 with 0.9% apr and up to $2500 in allowances. nba playoffs, eastern conference full-times, pacers and heat. you have to win at home and the heat took care of business. lebron, a little pre-game. pacers came out firing. indiana up 14 in the first quarter. heat would battle back. lance stevenson misses. dwayne wade to lebron.
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lebron had 26. in the third, a 14-point turnaround. ray allen, 4 for 4 from downtown in the fourth. hit from the corner and gives miami its largest lead in the series. they lead the series two games to one. nhl playoffs. l.a. hosting chicago. slash with the national anthem. chicago shorthanded in the first. 1-0 blackhawks. tied at two in the second. l.a. up 3-2 and win 4-3 and take a 2-1 series lead. in the shadow of ben hogan moving day at the colonial. out of the bunker. rolls it in for eagle. he is one off the lead. jason dufner on the par 3 4th. he is 5 under two back of four players, one of those, david toms. he is at 7 under.
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four-way tie for lead going into sunday's final round. the french open underway on the clay courts. we had a rain delay. so there was a danceoff for the fans. so gayle is up first. cover a lot of court and the man can dance. >> he is like, come on, give me a chance. all right, here we go. he's rocking it. both of them are going to go at it here. this is some serious dancing from tennis players. who won? i want you to tweet me. let me know. i got to go with gayle on that. that's good stuff. the fans might want to watch that more than they do tennis. that's it for me. tweet me who you like in that
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dano danceoff. just ahead, the bizarre ramblings of the santa barbara killer and what could be behind his videos. fighting fire with prevention. what authorities are doing in the east bay this weekend to keep residents safe. and robots taking over. the strange high-tech creatures and what they mean for the future of robotics. abc 7 news returns in just a moment.
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done. i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state. good evening. in tonight's headlines, five
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people made it safely off a boat after it hit a whale causing the motor to die. it happened ten miles off shore. the whale was okay. a pilot wasn't hurt after his plane made a crash landing in concord. it landed on the grass next to the runway at 7:30 tonight. and police around the bay area hope check points like this one in san francisco keep drunk drivers off the road this hole bay weekend. the highway patrol has put every available officer on the road as part of the avoid campaign. more on the deadly rampage near uc santa barbara and on campus hundreds have gathered in silence. we are learning more about the 22-year-old responsible for the killings. abc news reporter geo benitez
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look into the videos. >> reporter: elliot rodger uses his youtube channel as a manifesto. the videos show rodger exploring beautiful southern california. >> a beautiful environment is the darkest hell if you have to experience it all alone. >> reporter: and take a look at this. one video has this description. i temporarily took all of my vlogs down due to the alarms it caused with some people in my family. and that diagnosis does not lead to violence. >> he says there is something that he is trying to escape. >> rejection that he is not good
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enough or inferior. all the people rejecting him are enemies. >> this is elliot watching a couple there on the beach. >> they're kissing right now. it's torture for me to watch but i have to do this. >> he is forcing himself to watch this so he can build up the courage he needs to exact revenge. >> and this is a video titled "life is so unfair because girls don't want me". >> i'm such a magnificent guy. i'm beautiful. you can't deny that. >> he's calling himself beautiful. you didn't deny that. >> i wonder if there is a mania there. he's a beautiful guy, he's a fabulous guy. well, why isn't he in a loving relationship. and that's where he goes into a blame mode. >> reporter: now those familiar questions. could this carnage have been prevented and did law enforcement done enough? >> could they have been more pro
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active? perhaps. but there may not have been enough there to involuntarily commit him. >> and you can read rodger's entire manifesto on we are hearing how this rampage unfolded from the voices of the first responders on the scene. >> we have three down and need three ambulances here. >> there was a dark colored bmw, one occupant, a male wearing a white shirt firing at he went by. >> we have a gunshot -- shots fired. >> firefighters and paramedics couldn't reach some of the victims until law enforcement secured the area. janet napolitano pledged to help the uc santa barbara community. >> we are providing any type of
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support or help that we can for the families, for the victims, for the members of the university of california community. >> at least three of the fatalities were ucsb students. stay with abc 7 news for the latest on the rampage. starting tomorrow morning from 5:00 to 7:00 on the abc 7 morning news. our coverage continues on firefighters are going door to door in the oakland hills teaching people about this year's fire danger and making sure their homes are ready for fire season. homeowners must have 30 feet of defensible space around their properties. it's dry and windy and firefighters are on edge as they try to talk to 26,000 homeowners in the area. neighbors have not forgotten the 1991 oakland firestorm that destroyed 3,000 homes and killed
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25 people. >> here we are 24 years later and you know, we could have another event like that. >> you have conditions like this. one careless act and we have a ground fire. >> dry brush and weeds around a property could mean a $300 fine for the homeowner. 12 people have to find a new place to live after a fire in an apartment building this morning started in a pile of debris outside this building. the flames spread through crawl spaces. if you haven't seen it yet, the abc 7 website has had a makeover. >> this is the new easier to use and better everywhere. we have given it an overhaul making it more responsive to your needs. >> now adjusts to your screen automatically. >> forget about pinching or stretching the screen.
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robots are take over fort mason. most are friendly. it's first ever solid conference about smart connected hardware. jonathan bloom takes us there. >> reporter: it moves like the scariest animal you have ever seen, galloping in this video, wildcat made a visit to the solid conference in san francisco with its cousin rex. with a humanoid and a dog. they were just acquired by google. >> software companies see hardware as a way to extend their intelligence into new areas. >> reporter: the conference chair says that's what solid is all about.
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software and hardware that work together. google is doing with it with glass and project tango. >> they made a version of their phone that now attaches to our sphere. >> spheres are robots that fly around the space station. the phone has cameras that let it navigate visually. it's perfect upgrade. they hope the spheres can do chores. >> the room baa of the space station. >> and remoe can control your home. >> it's the mouse for the internet of things. >> and the most popular device is your smartphone when it has a connection. one of the companies wants to make sure it always does. >> you are looking at a tablet operating as a cell tower. >> the other phone comes alive. >> reporter: a portable cell site. >> this tower folds up into a bag carriable by one person.
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>> for welding, grinding. >> reporter: but here's a new one. kevin albert left boston dynamics to start this. >> no metal components. it is made out of fabric. you can roll up and put in the a sock drawer. >> reporter: these are the strong, silent type. >> it is using no power to hold this microphone for this interview. one last chance to catch a meteor shower as the earth passes through dust and debris from a comet's tail. the debris is slower moving than a typical meteor. hopefully there are not any clouds in the sky. let's get a look at the live doppler 7 hd.
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>> good evening, everyone. with the clear skies it will be better viewing compared to yesterday. showing us the clear skies all around the bay area. and i want to take you around the nation. we've had thunderstorms through texas and oklahoma. tomorrow still a chance of thunderstorms, 89 high in dallas. spotty showers in the south. 86 in atlanta. new york got over an inch of rain today. tomorrow, partly cloudy, 79. cloudy in portland and seattle. and around the state, plenty of sunshine for us. dry weather here. near 100 degrees in chico. 99. 102 in palm springs. los angeles, 76. and a chance of a thunderstorm in the southern sierra nevada. in the bay area, temperatures warmer compared to today. low 90s inland. 71 in san francisco. 63 in half-moon bay.
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if you are going to carnival tomorrow. partly cloudy in the morning. 64 degrees. but near 70 and plenty of sunshine in the afternoon. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. enjoy a sunny day with warm temperatures inland. cooling next weekend. >> thank you, francis. for one last check on sports. let's go to soccer. >> as we tune up for the world cup in brazil. the top two teams that spain has to offer. and ronaldo is not showing off his abs in a
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two spanish teams in a uefa champions league final. la liga rivals poised for a classic. the keeper is beaten. ramos finds the goal with a header. tied at 1 and headed for extra time. and ronaldo with the penalty kick showing off those abs. real madrid wins 4-1.
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next stop for most of the players is the world cup. landon donovan was cut from the u.s. national team on thursday and returned to the galaxy. the 32-year-old has played in three world cup teams. he has 37 international goals. he was stunned by the coach's decision. landon said he will suit up if there is an injury but was not happy with the call. >> i think i was one of the better players. and so that's why it stings a little. at the end of the day like i said before camp if i had gone in and didn't feel like i deserved it, then i can live with that. but that's not the case. >> nba playoffs, eastern conference finals. pacers-heat. and you have to win at home. the heat took care of business. how relaxed is lebron before the game?
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pacers came out firing. 14 in the first. dwayne wade out to lebron. heat's first lead of the game. wade completes the turnaround and drains the three. ray allen 4 for 4 from downtown in the fourth gives miami its largest lead in the series. they lead the series 2-1. in nhl, slash with the national anthem. chicago shorthanded in the first. 1-0 blackhawks. in the second. l.a. goes on to win 4-2 -- 4-3. the giants hosting the twins. giving them the best record in baseball. ryan vogelsong on the hill. pablo sandoval is heating up.
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bottom two, solo shot. only hit he gave up through four. vogelsong was dealing. 7 ks through five innings of work. bottom six, one out. and the panda digs that 0-2 pitch out of the dirt. pagan scores from first. romo calms down and gets suzuki to ground out and the giants win. the a's have hit a speed bump on the road as r.a. dickey handed oakland their third straight loss. second inning. yoenis cespedes jumps all over this offering. in the fifth, brett lowrie with his eighth. later in the inning, two men on, brandon moss cannot handle the
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bouncer to first. both runners will score. jays up 4-1. last chance in the ninth. a's lose 5-2. they dropped three in a row. seniors in michigan for the pga championship. knocks it down. he carded eight birdies on the day. the legend, tom watson, birdie on 6. langer knocks it in. he is all alone in second. can't count him out. they are chasing colin montgomerie. nine iron off the tee. he stuck that. he would go on to birdie en route to a 68. i hope you are having a great memorial day weekend while we're working. we'll see you tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. and the world cup coming up in a couple of weeks.
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hope everybody is getting ready for it. it is an event that brings all countries and people of all kinds together. >> practice shouting goal! >> looking forward to it. >> thank you. that will do it for tonight. abc 7 news continues tomorrow morning at 5:00. for all of us here at abc 7 news thank you for joining us. and the news continues online, on twitter, facebook and your mobile devices with your abc 7 news app. have a great night. we'll see you tomorrow.
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previously on "castle"... (beckett) that's sara el-masri. she was abducted. i will pay anything. (voice breaks) she'they took alexis they took alexis, too. she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. (beckett) if there is a lead, we are gonna find it. (harris) go! go! the farmhouse was empty. we searched top to bottom. they're gone. roger henson-- he was tortured at length by someone who knew what they were doing. henson was working for the kidnappers. why would they torture him?


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