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>> building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. >> u.s. border patrol, tactical teams arrived, they make entry, they shoot and kill the suspect. >> law enforcement's response time now under hard scrutiny after texas confirmed one hour elapsed from the time the government entered onto a tactical team breach to the classroom. thank you for joining us. i am dan ashley. >> law enforcement is trying to determine why no one confronted the government before he went into the school. >> chris wynn has the latest from uvalde. >> this is the agony of parents
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waiting outside, pleading for police to go inside as authorities say a government barricaded himself inside of the school on tuesday. from the grandmother's house to the school, into the school, he was not confronted by anybody. one error of sheer terror as students and staff did. >> the gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers in a single fourth grade class. among the victims is joe garza. she was trying to call for help when she was shot. >> i just want people to know that she just died trying to save your classmates. she just wanted to save everyone. >> many questions remain about how this man was able to get inside the school and the red flags that could have been raised prior to the shooting including text messages to a
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teenage girl where he writes i am going to go shoot up an elementary school right now. >> why did he do this? who is this man? the suspect. we will find out. >> a growing memorial outside the school as you've tries to heal from the pain. i am chris wynn, reporting. >> doug growing memorial -- that growing memorial has 21 crosses, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed. today, we are getting more of their photos as friends and family continue to share stories about them. they were shot and killed in a classroom with their two teachers. we learned more heartbreaking news. the husband of the teacher has also died. joe garcia suffered a deadly heart attack following the death of his wife. they were high school sweethearts and reset to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this year.
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they now leave behind for children. >> an effort to combat domestic terrorism in the wake of a buffalo mass shooting failed on capitol hill. republicans bought -- republicans blocked the bill that would have called for officers to track terrorist activity. it would have given communities a fighting chance against attacks on marginalized people. >> today, alex padilla met with gun safety advocates in washington dc demanding action against gun violence. it is happening in the wake of two mass shootings in the u.s., killing 31 people including children in less than two weeks. >> the question here this morning is to our senate republican colleagues. how is this acceptable? how are you not outraged? we are outraged. >> members of congress also met
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with a california senator demanding change. he is calling for a ban on assault weapons. >> steve kerr again used his platform to talk about gun control, saying it is not an issue that should be politicized. >> i have lots of friends who are democrats and lots of friends who are republicans. all i know is they all want gun violence to go away. we just need to get our public servants to respond to what we all want. >> coach kerr made an impassioned speech about gun laws and background checks. >> today marks one year since the massacre at the transportation authority railyard. the deadliest mass shooting in bay area history. workers, families gathered for a private ceremony at the railyard today to a member of the nine men shot by disgruntled
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employee. the train whistle sounded 10 times. >> it was a beautiful ceremony and everyone that was there, you can tell them we are filled with love and we want to heal. >> santa clara county officials staged this in memory of the victims. they held the first responders who answered the call that day and presented a flag that flew over the railyard after the tragedy. price california is one of at least 19 states in washington -- and washington dc that can temporarily seize guns if someone makes a threat to use them. the use of these red flag was depends on the public saying something before it is too late. >> whether it is you've all day,
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buffalo or san jose, mass casualty shooters have -- >> there were too many red flags they did not pay attention to. west california has had a red flag warning on the books for years that allows them to other police and the district attorney's office anonymously of a potential threat by a gun owner. >> within a few hours, we can go in front of a judge and temporarily remove those weapons and i know these restraining orders have saved hundreds of lives and our county. >> over 200 restraining orders have been issued in the past year. double the number from two years ago. the law allowed san jose police to seize guns from someone who made threats. >> the response from the police and the das office is not always going to be a gun violence
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restraining order. it may also be a referral to mental health, drug treatment or workplace mediation. >> there is reluctance by individuals to step forward but the process is anonymous and it is central to intervention. guns are seized for two weeks but the gun owner can get them back following an evaluation and a court hearing. >> if the circumstances had changed and the person is getting the help they need and are no longer a threat, the guns will be returned. >> the red flag warning is the one tool aimed at prevention and intervention. in san jose, david lui, abc7news. >> a santa rosa man is in critical condition after corrections officers shot him at their home. they say that 49-year-old charles martin wyatt who was in violation of his parole was at his home to arrest him. details about that, what led up to the shooting.
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>> resident in one san francisco neighborhood say enough is enough after another frightening assault and attempted robbery in broad daylight. john lennon has been covering these stories and brings you this story that you only see on seven. >> the three guys part their car right here and the lady was walking up the street and as soon he came up here, she jumped her -- as soon as she came up here, he jumped her. >> instances like this one where of 48-year-old woman was attacked right outside saturday, may 21 are sadly nothing new. >> i saw a person across the street this his backpack. they ripped his backpack right off his back. they jumped out of the car and rubbed her purse. >> in the past couple of years i also covered a number of attacks on asian americans in the same neighborhood of san bruno.
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55 and 60 roads were shoved to the ground and robbed just one block away. >> it was getting worse. it happened only a few times in a year. very frustrating. this makes for an easy getaway. what's freeway is right there. you can just jump right on the freeway. >> i reached out to hillary ronen's office to ask what is being done about the attacks and neighbors concerns. >> they have to do something about these criminals, they are not rehabilitated will. no arrests have been made in the case and asked anyone with information to come forward. dion, abc7news.
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>> one mother's fight for better access to mental health resources born from her own sons addiction to drugs. >> first, after the break, the golden state warriors looked to clinch the western conference finals at home tonight. (music throughout)
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now just one win away from the nba finals. chris alvarez is at chase center now. >> yes, one week from today, the files would be right here on abc 7. usa and klay thompson and draymond green on the floor here. in each of the previous series against denver and memphis, the warriors were able to close at their opponent on their second try. there would be the story tonight as the warriors are one win away from reaching the promised land. >> it is a great home-court advantage. we are very comfortable playing here.
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we feel like this is a great place for us to be for a playoff game. >> we had game seven and i can scan for was another illumination gave her eyes and just one game at a time. we are just focused to find a way to win on the road in game five. >> the warriors went tonight. -- they want to avoid a game six in dallas. the warriors are a little shorthanded going into tonight's game. >> we are optimistic. examine a building for warriors fans. >> a huge night.
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it is getting busy out here at thrive city. a short-term memory for these warriors fans that watch that lost the other night. dozens of people make their way inside to chase center. fans have taken a real liking to watching the game outside the chase center. many people say they are not going inside. some warriors fans were not happy with charles barkley calling out and making fun of san francisco. >> we have no love for chuck out here in the bay but we love our dubs. >> are you worried about the game? >> why would i be? >> they lost last game. >> they won't tonight. >> they will win, win, win. >> will you be loud, loud, loud?
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>> of course. >> the warriors are when it's not because i have never seen again before and he got us good seats. >> fans of all ages out here tonight. little ones and the ones with the flashy jackets. everyone told me they plan to get loud. we are just 45 minutes away from tip-off and as of right now, it is all about getting your picture taken before the big game tonight at 6:00. first things first, we have the game. back to you. >> i like that guy in the gold. >> can't lose with such snazzy fans. memorial day weekend is just a few days away but if you are thinking about hitting the road,
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>> as we get ready for our memorial day activities, here are the gas prices. nap comes in at 6.32 per gallon. san francisco is at six point 30. san jose is at 6.18.
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but in fairfield you can get a deal for only six dollars. our state average is also at a record six dollars a gallon. >> looking at those figures, just remarkable. let's turn our attention to the weather forecast as we go into the holiday weekend. >> i don't think those numbers are quiet as scary. >> i think you will like these numbers. it will not be as hot in the bay area. let me show you the you right now. it is stunning. you can see the marine layer meandering around, we certainly have some higher clouds up above as well. check out the temperature change. forget about 90's and 100. we have 70's in land. concord is 32° cooler. onshore breezes and a deep marine layer contributing to
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that. while it is not terribly windy, it is the direction of the wind. concord is 63. the livermore is 70°. it is breezy right now. this morning, you may have had to use your windshield wipers. brentwood had 100th of an inch. you can blame it on the system. it deepened our marine layer, squeezed out a little drizzle and tonight we will keep that possibility of forecast. for game five, as the warriors take on the mavericks, it will be mostly cloudy, 58°, the temperature drop into the mid-50's and breezy so grab a
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hoodie or a jacket if you are going. cloudy with patty and dense fog. a bit more mild in land. sprinkles on saturday, drive for the holiday weekend. we started out with the clouds. tomorrow morning it will be pretty great to start the day. in the afternoon, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies as we go into your saturday. that is when the best possibility in the north bay shows up. the temperatures will be in the 40's and 50's with drizzle a little spotty at times. afternoon highs, breezy along the coast. upper 50's to the low 80's. a mix of sun and clouds. cool to mild tomorrow. few sprinkles saturday and temperatures dropping around in land and then gusty wind sunday but brighter skies expected. upper 50's to low 80's. you will like the warmth. it comes back tuesday and wednesday.
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> charged with mental health awareness month. putting the spotlight on teenagers and addiction. >> tara campbell shares the story of one mother and son's journey area -- journey. >> corey sylvester, the middle of five children. his mother, jackie balint describing him as a really good kid. >> he was just so easy going and went along with everything. >> that happy-go-lucky demeanor diminished. cory struggling with anxiety and depression as he entered his teens. >> i think he started to smoke marijuana in high school as a way to fit in but also to handle
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the anxiety. >> eventually turning to heroin. >> he said it completely took away all the bad feelings he ever had about himself. >> now 30 years old and on the streets of san francisco's tenderloin where the battle continues. now addicted to fentanyl. >> cory is now caught in the crosshairs of a national crisis. fentanyl has killed more than 100,000 people during the pandemic and those numbers are still being tallied. >> the key problem with fentanyl is that it is so deadly. >> the isolating nature of the pandemic and treatment took a t. >> we are seeing rising rates of addiction to all kinds of drugs. the reason we notice fentanyl more is because people are more likely to die from fentanyl. >> my biggest fear is that he
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will overdose. >> jackie taking that fear and turning it into a fight for more mental health services for all. >> to many kids are ending up like cory. none of people are speaking out about it. >> dr. lemke assuring parents there is no reason to feel shame. >> you can be a wonderful parent and completely missed that your kid is addicted. >> as for jackie, she is holding onto hope that someday her son will return. >> i want him back. i want him back. >> tara campbell, abc 7 news. >> to find an ally to help care for your mental health, check out local resources by going to action. a lot of great resources on there for you. >> world is tonight with david muir is next. >> we appreciate your time. the next newscast is at 6:00.
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tonight, major new developments now emerging after the horrific elementary school shooting in uvalde, texas. tonight, what we now know here. how long it took before police went into that school. tonight, authorities now saying the gunman was never confronted outside the school, that police were at the school four minutes after he got inside. but that they took fire and called for backup. and authorities now saying it was about an hour later before border patrol with tactical gear arrived. many now asking if lives could have been saved if they had gone in sooner. and now the new images emerging tonight of the frantic parents urging police outside the school to go in there, as those parents


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