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making news in america this morning, church massacre. a fresh-faced accused killer. new details about the suspect, a high school dropout with a criminal past. >> that boy had hate in his heart. hate killed these people. >> plus, new video from inside the church moments before the attack. what we've learned about the victims. we have live coverage coming your way. raging wildfires. firefighters working to get the flames under control right now with hundreds of homes in danger and new evacuations announced overnight. rough round. tiger woods' freefall at the u.s. open. one of his worst starts in tournament history for him even getting beat by a 15-year-old newcomer. and big winner. how a bathroom break landed a woman this massive check for $5 million.or
$5 million. and good morning to you all. we start with the latest on that church massacre in charleston, south carolina. nine people gunned down in cold blood. >> four of the victims were ministers including reverend clementa pinckney, the pastor of emanuel ame church and respected state senator. >> what you're seeing there is a 21-year-old suspect. his friends saying he had a deep hatred of black people. he's now been flown back to south carolina. dylann roof is his name on suicide watch hours away from facing a judge. and get this, his own uncle speaking out saying unable to forgive his nephew. telling abc news that if he gets the death penalty he'd like to push the button himself. >> take a look at this, video from inside the church. the shooter sitting with the bible study group just moments before opening fire. it was posted online by one of
the victims just before he was killed. we have live team coverage this morning with lana zak standing by with reaction and we begin though with abc's kenneth moton live in charleston. kenneth, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. that 21-year-old suspect, dylann roof, will wake up in the local jail this morning as you mentioned under suicide watch. the church he's accused of terrorizing has now become a place of vigil. a memorial of flowers, balloons and candles outside emanuel ame church. prayer circles throughout the south carolina city of charleston. >> we will get through it. our church will get through it. it's tough times but i know for a fact everybody will press on. >> chris singleton's mother sharonda coleman-singleton was one of nine victim ss targeted and killed by suspected gunman 21-year-old dylann roof. it happened after a bible study study wednesday night. >> my mom was a god-fearing woman. she loved everybody with all her roof. >> reporter: roof was captured
just outside charlotte, north carolina, 12 hours after the shooting that killed well-known state senator and the pastor clementa pinckney. >> clementa was a cousin but in some ways he was like a brother to us. as a young boy, my father took him under his wings, and my father worked with him and taught him. >> reporter: federal law enforcement officers are now investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime. survivors and the suspect's friends say he spewed hate. >> he said that he thought that the black -- the black in general as a race was bringing down the white race. ♪ >> reporter: but while roof is accused of trying to divide, there's only been unity after tragedy. and roof will be arraigned in just a few hours to hear the charges against him. meanwhile, the woman who spotted roof in his car in shelby north carolina she is being called a hero
because she said once she saw that car and his unique haircut, she called her husband and then 911. t.j. and reena. >> kenneth, i want you to hit on that point some more. he said he did this to incite a race war. he wants to pit sides against each other but we're seeing, it seems, the exact opposite in charleston. >> that's right. it is the exact opposite because the survivors, they say they heard him spew hate. also people who knew him said they heard him say derogatory statements about african-americans. and he wanted to create a civil war and a divide, but i will tell you that what we've seen here is a community coming together. >> all right, ken moton, important to make that point. we appreciate you from charleston, south carolina. thanks so much. >> dylann roof, a high school droopout with a couple of recent brushes with the law. >> yeah back in february roof was arrested at a mall. he was arrested there wearing all black. the mall employees said he was asking out of the ordinary questions. he was accused of illegal possession of a prescription drug and two months
later he was arrested again at the same mall for trespassing and we're hearing chilling new details from survivors of the attack. >> sylvia jackson is a cousin of the church's slain pastor, clementa pinckney. she spoke to abc's david muir after hearing from a woman who survived the attack by playing dead with her granddaughter. >> she said it was horrible. it was just like -- it was just blood all over the place. she played dead in order to survive, in order to get him not to shoot her. >> and she told her granddaughter to play dead. >> play dead, yes. her son was also supposed to play dead, but he wanted to check on my cousin, the reverend clementa pinckney, and when he got up, that's when the gunman questioned him and started, you
know, saying y'all rape our women and y'all have taken over the country, and i have to do what i have to do. >> the survivor said it wasn't until the bible study ended when the suspect just started shooting. >> and the grief and support for victims extending far beyond charleston. >> vigils were held in several cities across the country includeing washington, d.c. president obama who personally knew the murdered pastor weighing in on the tragedy along with many others. abc's lana zak continues our coverage. lana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, reena and t.j. from social media to local churches, americans have gathered together in hope and prayer as a nation reacts to this tragedy. from pastors -- >> we now pray for the members of emanuel church. >> reporter: -- to the president -- >> now is the time for mourning and for healing. >> reporter: -- the nation's prayers are focused on the nine innocent lives lost in
charleston, south carolina. >> to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel. >> reporter: in washington, democrats and republicans joined together in sympathy. >> the depth of our grief reveals the depth of our love and our resolve. >> reporter: but politics divided reactions to calls for gun control in the wake of the tragedy. >> we still have hope. >> reporter: prayers from new york to florida. >> pray on south carolina, god. >> reporter: in community sies already struggling with racial strife, this alleged hate crime is particularly troubling. >> of course, i'm angry that he did it. but the bible i use teaches us to love and not hate. >> reporter: love sent from across the country to south carolina. >> and the heart and soul of
south carolina was broken. >> reporter: and the mourning will continue today with vigils and walks planned in areas across the country. the largest one expected in charleston at 6:00 tonight. back to you, reena and t.j. >> we will certainly be watching for that. lana zak live in washington. lana, thanks so much. stay with us here at abc news. the latest from charleston. you can expect from us. our live team coverage continues. you can see a whole lot more coming up on "good morning america." well, still ahead, the government cracking down on those unwanted robocalls. >> also, the dry conditions on the west coast fueling fast-moving wildfires. hundreds of acres torched. and evacuations under way as we speak. plus rough landing overnight. a plane slams into a fence. new details about how this happened just coming in.
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welcome back. some breaking news from california where a monster wildfire is burning out of control. >> this is known as the lake fire. it's in the san bernardino national forest. it's now spread to 10,000 acres, the largest this year in a national forest. only 5% contained at this point. evacuations are mandatory for several communities. also much smaller fires on the verona indian reservation near san diego here in glendale. in northern california a grass fire that destroyed at least three homes is now completely contained. dozens of people were evacuated after the flames jumped a river and spread quickly. the fire also cut power to about 20 homes. and also some roads. they were closed. only one injury reported. a homeowner suffered minor burns. meanwhile in oklahoma and north texas, the problem is flooding, the remnants of
bill dropped 10 inches of rain on the region in just a few hours. searchers found the body of a toddler yesterday swept out of his father's arms by a flash flood. several adults also died in the raging waters and runoff could cause more flooding. what's left of tropical storm bill is now heading into the midwest and residents there bracing for more flooding as the radar shows, missouri, indiana and illinois in particular are in for heavy rain. well, when we come back, benched. a baseball player in trouble with his team for liking something on social media during a game. and you want half? all right. you can have half. the scorned ex-husband who took a judge's order just a little too seriously and literally. could be bad. could be a blast. can't find a single thing to wear. will they be looking at my hair? won't be the same without you bro. when it's go, go to the
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to clean and gently exfoliate. aveeno® naturally beautiful results®. it might be days before all of interstate 35 between oklahoma city and dallas is re-opened after a rock slide caused by heavy rain. the slide included a large boulder. a vehicle ran right into that thing at one point. some traffic being detoured. it's more volume than local roads can handle at this point so we got a mess there. >> that won't be the only traffic trouble spot this morning. drivers should watch out for flooding from the mississippi and ohio valleys across to the mid-atlantic coast and down to florida. roads in the upper plains, interstate 35 wet south of dallas. if you're flying, we're most likely to see delays in memphis. well, recapping the latest on the deadly church shooting in charleston, the suspect back in south carolina for a hearing this afternoon. >> yeah, there he is. 21-year-old dylann roof
described by friends as having a deep hatred for black people. his own uncle saying he can't forgive him. now, this morning we're hearing from the son of one of the nine victims. sharonda coleman-singleton is her name. she was a high school track and field coach. her son chris is a star baseball player at charleston southern university. he says his mother was always smiling no matter what was happening in life. >> in this situation, you know, i just think about her smile. she smiles 24/7. that's what i'm just thinking about to push me on and do stuff like this. just thinking about her smile. i just say love is always stronger than hate. so if we just love the way my mom would, then the hate won't be anywhere close to what love is. >> the victims range in age from 26 to 87. three people survived the attack including a woman and her granddaughter. they played dead to survive.
well, new images just in this morning, a small plane crash in southern california. the pilot ran into this fence while trying to land at the long beach airport. the plane as you can see is pretty much destroyed. that pilot was taken to the hospital but should be okay. >> the government is cracking down on those annoying robocalls and also those robotexts. you can now opt out by pressing a designated key even if you said yes in the past and they must come comply. some carriers are now offering free call blocking services. there are more than 3 million complaints about these robocalls last year. okay, well, now some sports. the nba champion golden state warriors are the guests of honor at a victory parade and rally today in oakland. >> also the blackhawks had their big party in the streets of chicago yesterday showing off the stanley cup. there it is. estimates are that 2 million people were out there along the parade route. as for some of the day's highlights let's get that from our guy at espn. good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. i'm stan verrett. let's get started with the u.s. open. opening round from chambers bay outside tacoma, washington.
tiger woods having some problems. his second shot on 18, wow. worst round ever at a u.s. open for woods. plus 10. only one round of 80 plus in his prior 1241 rounds. this is third time this year. dustin johnson played the best round of his major career. second shot of the par 5 -- par 4 5th rather on the green nearly holed it out so complaints about the greens but not from johnson. he's tied for the lead with henrik stenson at 5 under par. marlins and yankees. alex rodriguez looking to get career hit number 3,000. three away entering thursday. runners on first and second. rodriguez off mat latos, brett gardner scores, so he's two away and yankees up 1-0. bottom of the fifth. rodriguez, 3-1 count. fights that one off from latos and he's one hit away from 3,000. so let's go bottom eight.
rodriguez's last trip to the plate. this could be the moment. but he gets walked, so two hits for rodriguez. yankees win it, 9-4. yankees are in the middle of an eight-game homestand so it looks like number 3,000 will come in front of the hometown fans. that's all from here. now back to you. >> all right, stan appreciate you, young fellow. remember that 15-year-old cole hammer his name. we told you about him yesterday. he actually beat tiger woods by two strokes. he's 15. >> i know. also one more other supports sports note. the red sox third baseman expects to be back in the starting lineup for the game against the royals. >> pablo sandoval was benched for last night's game in atlanta. the kung fu panda is his name was forced to sit for checking out instagram during a locker room visit while the game was going on on wednesday night. evidence got him busted. sandoval liked two pictures of a woman. he since apologized to his teammates for this. it's easy to get distracted sometimes.
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live from the kgogo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good friday morning or warriors parade day. >> and they are late arriving so there is in fog and half moon bay is at five miles visibility and over san francisco we are starting to see some of that fog encroach upon us. the day planner, it is cooler this morning, in the 40s and 50s but it will end up warmer this afternoon and 8 inland by 4:00, and 70 around the bay and 60 at the coast and over the bay waters a lot of people like to do that on friday, with a small craft advisory coming up it is
rough. >> we do have a busy busy day. first in san jose, very light conditions on 280 headed in the northbound direction toward cupertino by the 880 overcrossing and walnut creek is looking good, southbound 680 toward highway 24 and a check of the drive from the central valley, not bad at all all green, and we like green on the roadways. >> we do. we like blue and gold, as well, the city of oakland is getting a chance to shine in the national spotlight this morning as we celebrate the world champion warriors. >> the floats will make their way across the bay bridge this morning and this is a look in sky 7 at pier 54 in san francisco. that is where the threats were built. they are going to cross the bridge to the parade staging location in oakland. parade builders have been working nonstop for two days to get the floats ready. they say it is the first time they can remember ever taking floats for any event across the bay bridge.r reporter is at the start
of the parade route. amy? we apologize over the technical problem but we will talk to am as at the saming area in a couple of minutes. >> amy, i can hear you now but we will talk about the parade route it will begin at broadway and 11th and go up broadway and turn right at grand and turn at harrison to lake side drive along the edge of lake merit ending at oak street for the big rally at the convention officer. >> bart is expecting record numbers for the parade with two stations along the route and a third near, with bart running longer than usual car trains. to avoid congestion after the parade, passengers need to bore at the lake merritt station. you are encouraged to buy round trip