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fremont police searching for a gunman. the surprising motive that may have spark gd the freeway shooting that left one driver in the hospital. some b.a.r.t. workers are demanding the head of the transit agency face criminal charges after two workers were killed on tracks and now the b.a.r.t. board president has called for a special meeting. and could east bay residents be hit with yet another strike? we'll tell you about the stalled dpoeshations between a major water supplier and its unions.
breaking news out of tennessee where a military base is lon jock down after a shoot -- lockdown after a shooting nearby. this is in millington, tennessee. two people were shot. it's believed the two suffered non-life-threatening wounds. the suspected shooter is in custody. more than 7500 military and civilians work at the base. iter is rns as a center for personnel logistic cal support, recruiting and finance center for the army -- logistical support, recruiting and finance center for the army. if we get more information, we'll bring it to you. gunfire erupted on 680 in fremont early this morning leaving a driver with serious injuries. police tell ktvu it may have been triggered by road rage. this afternoon, the gunman is still on the loose.
janine de la vega joins us live from fremont to tell us what police are doing to track down the suspects. >> reporter: good afternoon. investigators left the parking lot off mission boulevard because it used to be a crime scene and now they are back at the station trying to piece together what happened here. police want to know what caused a man that he got so engaged and shot at this mercedes bensz. the individual -- benz. the individual drove to the doughnut shot and the man in the shop called police. police say the driver was pulled from the car, he told officers he was driving in the southbound lanes of 680 and exited mission. another car followed him on brown street. officers say there was a confrontation and the driver of the other vehicle shot at him. >> early indications that one
of the parties was driving too slow and the other party was upset about that. >> reporter: the victim is a a 9-year-old pleasanton man. he was taken to the hospital where he's being treated for four gunshot wounds. his german shepherd was in the back seat of the car but was unarmed -- unharmed. >> it's shocking. that's why you have to be very careful on the freeways especially. >> reporter: as police gather evidence to track down the suspect, they need help from witnesses. >> we're sure there were people in the area at the time that this occurred. anyone who was there at that time, we would definitely like to hear from you. >> reporter: investigators are using new laser technology in 3- d. it takes measurements and will re-create crimes scenes which will be useful in the case. there was another road rage incident in fremont that led to a shooting and in that incident a driver shot at a car's tires
because he was mad at a driver that honked at him because that driver was slow to move when the light turned from red to green. reporting live from fremont, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you. members of b.a.r.t.'s board of directors held their first meeting since the deaths of two workers last weekend. ktvu's brian flores was at the meeting and joins us live to explain what was said and why one group is asking for b.a.r.t. board members to face criminal charges. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. there's been a lot of the news involving b.a.r.t. a little bit of breaking news. in the last few minutes, b.a.r.t. board members approved that bicycles can be allowed on b.a.r.t. trains. there was a rush hour ban but the board approved it. whatever the topic, it involves safety especially in the wake of the two workers being killed last saturday and the president called a special meeting.
>> i would like all of us to observe a moment of silence for our deceased coworkers. >> reporter: now, before today's normal board meeting, the board held a brief moment of silence for lawrence daniels and christopher. again, the board president called for a special meeting. that was supposed to begin at 10:30. it's going into the special meeting after stalking about the bike issues. i can say that i peeked in there. it's getting pretty heated. the president of ac local 1555 has choice words for the board this afternoon. but the question of safety has been at the forefront of all board members' minds according to the unions as well. we did speak with chris fin, a member of the union, who wanted to let the board know how difficult it is to be a train operator in the bake of the -- wake of the two deaths. >> we had two train operators in the audience. both had to have surge ril because of their work here -- surgery because of their work
here and i think in light of the unfortunate events, we would hope there would be more important placed on the training. >> reporter: another group is calling for b.a.r.t. to face criminal charges. they say they knew the dangers of the training of the managers if there was a strike. >> the fact of the matter at a previous b.a.r.t. meeting, b.a.r.t. workers said you would have blood on your hands. you would have injuries and deaths. it's a very drugs situation. they ignored it. >> reporter: now, the talk about safety also prompted new train operating procedures. the chronicle is reporting that b.a.r.t. suspended a 30-year old procedure and they will be required to slow trains to 27 miles per hour or come to a complete stop when work is done on the tracks. but again, the special board meeting going on as we speak. there are some choice words.
bryant says this contract should have been ended months ago. we'll have a complete report for the news later this afternoon. brian flores, -- brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. b.a.r.t. service is back running. but a fire underneath the train delayed service in the east bay. a piece of equipment under a pittsburg baypoint train caught fire around 6:00 last night at the orinda station. you can see all of the spoke there and passengers said they could see and smell the smoke inside the train. fortunately, no one was injured. b.a.r.t. trains were single tracked through the station and rider experienced 15 to 30-minute delays until 6:30. the train was removed. the crews worked with torches to cut the damaged parts away. >> they had to take 5 blow torch and physically break apart what's called a motor reactor. it's a 1,000-pound electrical component. it's part of the promulltion stge -- propulsion system. it failed. >> b.a.r.t.
is conducting a full investigation into how the fire started. we have a report of smoke coming from car 372 on the end. >> all doors open at orinda 375. >> doors open at orinda. >> this recorder is from radioreference.com after the fire was spotted. b.a.r.t. shut down the entire line and authorities got all passengers off the train. a san francisco police sergeant pleaded not guilty for dui. this is video of an interview with thomas heymond in twix. he's charged with -- twix. he's charged -- 2006. he's charged with dui. while off duty he hit a parked for in the inner sunset district and his blood alcohol was .28, more than three times the legal limit for driving. he's on paid leave from the police department. fremont police are looking for a man accused of exposing
himself inside a walmart. police say the man was spotted walking up and down the aisles before he exposed himself to a woman shopping in the store. here is the picture of the suspect. he's described as 28 to 35 years old. 5'9", with a medium to heavy build. livermore police are searching for a suspected hit- and-run driver. it happened yesterday morning at the intersection of second and south l streets. police say a white gmc sierra pickup ran a red light and smashed into a honda civic that was waiting to make a turn at the intersection. the driver of the honda was uninjured but the car was totaled. witnesses took this picture of the truck as it sped off. investigators are looking for the cause of a fire at a tow yard in concord. the fire started around 11:00 last night at b and d towing. this was in an industrial area south of concord area. the fire damaged as many as six cars and a motor home and
killed the building with smoke. >> well, next month is my 30th anniversary in business, and this is the worst thing that's ever happened to me. you look at that, where do you start? >> the owner said he's trying to get electricity and phone service restored and plans to call the people whose vehicle were stored in that building. happening now, the union that represents east bay m.u.d. workers is holding a news conference to talk about negotiations with the water company. the union says talks are stalled and that it is willing to compromise on pension contributions but wants more in wages. the union represents more than 650 employees and says it has received strike sanctions from the local lane oosh council. their contract expired six month -- local labor council. their contract expired six months ago. california is vowing to put 3 million dear -- zero- emissions vehicles on the road.
representatives from other states were in sacramento today to sign an agreement to increase infrastructure that would help increase market share for electric cars, hydroginn fuel cell -- hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. we'll tell you what happened after an oakland resident takes matters into his own hands to try to stop a sideshow. another cool and foggy start to the bay area. steve paulson will tell you how long it will last and what's in store for the weekend. and the outrage after sheriff's deputies shoot and kill a 13-year-old.
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we need justice! [ cheers ] >> santa rosa community is outraged over the death of 13- year-old andy lopez, who was shot by sheriff's deputies on tuesday. last night, a group took to the streets and another vigil is planned for tonight. investigators say officers repeatedly told lopez to drop what turned out to be a fake rifle. officers say i ignored the orders. >> the deputy fired several
rounds from his weapon and struck the subject and he fell to the ground. >> because this is an urban area, they -- they just blast the kid. >> yesterday, investigators displayed a real assault weapon next to the fake gun to show how similar the two are. the district attorney is promising a full investigation. tomorrow supporters plan to march to city hall at noon. and federal law requires that fake or toy guns have a bright orange plug in the barrel. and an orange stripe one-inch thick is supposed to be on boek sides of the -- on both sides of the barrel. police say lopez's rifle did not have an orange tip. a 17-year-old yeald is under arrest after killing a 35- year-old woman yesterday afternoon. it's not clear how the two knew each other but a neighbor tells
ktvu she believes the woman was the 17-year-old suspect's mother. shauntanae lashauna brown was found dead inside her apartment in vallejo yesterday afternoon. the killing is the city's 19th homicide. year. an oakland man said he was attacked while trying to stop a side-- sideshow. neighbors say they called police repeatedly but officers took too long to get there. so jack morton said he took matters into his own friends and confronted the drivers with a bat but several people attacked him. >> i got a number of bruises and scapes and the big thing in the head. they hit me in the head. >> a neighbor helped rescue morton. he was rushed to the hospital. residents say officers didn't arrive until 30 minutes after their first 911 call. police say since they are so short staffed, they have to
prioritize calls. the largest fire district in contra costa county says it will not have to close any other fire stations this year. the district has closed seven firehouses in the last two years. it had planned to shut down at least one more before next year. it says rebounding real estate values have pumped more property tax into the budget but the district says it's still spending at least $6 million a year more than it takes in. just a few hours ago, president obama announced a major new effort to reform immigration laws. justin gray joins us live from washington, d.c. where the president said it's time for congress to take action. justin? >> reporter: and tori, it is and the house of representatives -- tv is in the house of representatives where the fate will be decided. the president says in a very divided washington, this is an area where democrats and republicans can come together. >> we should pass immigration reform. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: president obama
making the call for comprehensive immigration reform from the east room of the white house. >> everybody knows that our current immigration system is broken, across the political spectrum people understand that. >> reporter: president obama says his plan strengthens border security, holds employers accountable and creates a path of citizenship for undocumented immigrants. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in the country illegally without net incentive or any way for them to come out of the shadows. >> reporter: an immigration paul passed the senate earlier -- bill passed the senate earlier this year. but in the house, republicans remain unconvinced about what they call amnesty. >> i think the president says a lot of things that he would like in his agenda. i don't know that we move very quickly on that. >> reporter: now, the big question is whether speaker john boehner will allow this to ever come up for a vote. some positive signs, though, the speaker saying this is a bill he would like to see get
done by the end of the year. live in washington, justin gray, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. tomorrow the golden gate bridge district is scheduled to discuss a possible toll increase. right now the bridge district faces a $142 million budget deficit over the next five years. and a one-dollar toll hike could help to close the gap according to the district's staff report. if the increase is approved, it would take effect by next april. the last toll hike was in 2008. with the ski and snowboard season only weeks away, many sierra resorts are scrambling to finish renovations before the snowy weather arrives. they hope. they are adding new equipment. some of the projects are part of multi-year makeover es. at the same -- makeovers. some resorts are teaming up with resorts and casinos to offer stay-and-ride packages. well, it's not unusual to get some fog in october. but not this much fog.
if you have the sun, you are lucky. there's a lot of gray to go around. even with that, we get a westerly breeze. inland temperatures which have been running very warm are noticeably cooler today. a couple of things going on. this low out here is enhancing the fog. it's lifted a little bit. so we call it a low cloud deck. it might chew it up. this might be the day where the fog maxes out. the low will make its presence felt by bringing in cooler temperatures. a lot of gray. very chilly or cold. sunny, cooler, inland. the temperatures are down 2 degrees compared to last few days. high clouds, deeper fog bank, probably local drizzle as the low gets closer, it will give up chewing up with the fog bank. it will also spin in high and mid-level clouds. if are cold go to palm springs. it's 83. only 49 in eureka and 63 in lake tahoe. you can see all of the gray which is very reluctant to burn
off. may not see the sun at all today. there are breaks to the west. maybe that will translate into a better tomorrow. tomorrow, it starts to slide down the coast. 59 in concord. 59 fairfield. 52 in san francisco. i know it's 54 in half moon bay. 55 san jose. livermore, the warm -- the warmest at 60 cool, cool degrees. fairfield with the 59 southwest at 22. we have a no doubt about it pickup in the westerly breeze. and treaz translating -- and that's translating to livermore. you can blame the low right there. it's getting ready to send in clouds. the morning fog which has turned into the afternoon fog, some sun but the wind is picking up and it will be cooler for those. we've had a huge difference in the temperatures thissing with. those in the 80s are starting to slide back and come closer to those that are near the coast and bay which means more 60s and 70s. temperatures will continue to cool down into tomorrow and maybe it looks like we could settle in on saturday. today if you are by the coast,
it's been very cold. it will continue to be that way for one more day. things look to improve by saturday. maybe even sunday, much warmer by sunday. cold and breezy. looks like it kicks in next week. >> still no rain in sight. >> maybe snow in the sierra. no rain here. >> okay. thank you, steve. >> you bet. the self-proclaimed most popular on-demand music site in the world could be launching a music prescription service. and a billionaire pushing tim cook about a stock buyback.
and stocks are higher on wall street after positive earnings from ford and other major u.s. companies. roughly a third of the s&p 500 will report results including some of the world's best-known companies. microsoft and amazon. among those reporting after the market closes today. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 101. the nasdaq is up 22. s&p is up 6. billionaire investor carl ikeen has -- icen has advice for tim cook. buy back a million stock. back to the breaking news out of tennessee where a military base was on lookdown after a shooting nearby. it happened near the naval support activity midsouth in
millington, tennessee. cnn is reporting a national guardsman got into a fight with two other soldiers near the base. one reportedly pulled a gun striking one man in the foot and the second in the leg. the lockdown ended after 90 minutes. the suspected shooter is in custody. youtube may be on the verge of launching a music subscription service. there are reports the service could start before the end of the year and will compete with spotify, pandora and other digital offerings. youtube is already the most popular on-demand site in the world. the service would let users store musicken a mobile device -- music on a mobile device. google which owns youtube is not commenting on the report. the b.a.r.t. board of directors is holding a special meeting at this hour. union leaders are in the crowd and things have been already gotten heated as they discuss the death of two workers during the strike. john fowler is in the meeting. we'll have the latest tonight on a special early edition of ktvu channel 2 news.
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