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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] kimberly: a teenager shot on a metro train. we are live on the scene. a rush of robberies, some of them violent. five vic's in 10 hours. in 10 hours. a community on edge. a beautiful weekend, but the weather changes are on the way. a flash flood watch for monday. i chance for heavy rain and thunderstorms, just ahead. >> from abc 7 news, this is a breaking news alert. kimberly: good evening. we want to get to the breaking news. a metro red line train.
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cheryl conner is live at the metro station. cherly: -- detectives around the tracks a short time ago and they were looking for evidence out here after the shooting that happened at 3:00. we want to take you to some video, because we were on the plat arm when the metro train were the shooting happened was still here -- the platform when the metro train where the shooting happened was still here. a metro spokesman says it was around 3:00 this afternoon when a teenager was shot in the abdomen. the shooting happened right on the train that came out of silver spring. it was pretty quickly. metro put out the images of three suspect leaving the station. they are considered armed and dangerous and they may still be in the silver spring area. >> the witnesses
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those three persons of interest boarded a train on the opposite platform and went back in the upper -- the other direction. we determined those three persons of interest exited metro at silver spring station. we want everybody in the silver spring area to get a look at these images. we want to let you know that the red line is no longer single tracking. service is back to normal. police don't have a motive for the shooting just yet, but we can report, some good news. the victim was breathing and conscious when taken to the hospital from this station. i want to report that there are cameras on the train and we have been told from a metro spokesman that the cameras actually caught the shooting. they may have more images to put out later tonight. we will be staying on top of that and bringing you the latest . that is the very latest, live from northwest. ch
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kimberly: your station for breaking news, click \text for alerts to be sent to your phone. with a string of shootings last week, a rush of robberies in the district keeping police busy. five robberies reported in the city in the span of about 10 hours. we are following the city, live following the story, live in northeast. are these connected? ryan: police don't believe these ripe -- these robberies are connected. they happened all across the city and many of them were violent. it started here late last night, when a woman was slammed onto the sidewalk on her way back from the grocery store. it ended at another scene not far from here. >> his face was swollen. his: brian woke up to roommate pounding on the
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after he was robbed a few blocks from their apartment. the roommate was walking home from the congress heights metro and alabama avenue just after 12:40 this morning when he was surrounded by four suspect. >> they demanded everything in his pockets and his phone. he told them no, and they pulled a knife. ryan: police say the victim was punched in the face. the rash of robberies started last night on g street northeast. a woman walking home from the grocery store was pushed to the ground. suspects made off with cash. maria walks the same route and fears she could be next. >> i am nervous right now. two hours later, another robbery on howard road southeast. d.c. police say a man walking out of this apartment building on newcomb street about 1:00 this morning was approached by three suspects with a gun. they stole his phone, money, and hit him on the head. >> i'm kind of in
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ryan: police put the pieces together. roommatetells us his has moved out. the fifth and final robbery, happening after 1:30 this morning on corbin place northeast. d.c. police don't believe all of these robberies are connected, but they warn people to be aware of your surroundings, not to make yourself an easy target. ryan hughes, abc 7 news. theerly: new details about arson in arlington. a man is facing charges, accused of sparking the apartment fire. where learning what happened moments before flames broke out. is back live tonight with more on the latest. shocking developments, the way a toddler was in danger. a c
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taylor and he lives on the top lore of this apartment complex -- the top floor of this apartment complex that is boarded up. we have a picture of him. he is 27 years old, and is behind bars right now. according to his neighbors, he lived in this apartment with his girlfriend and their infant baby girl. according to police, taylor and his girlfriend yesterday got into an argument. it escalated quickly. he decided to light a carpet on fire, and it spread quickly. they say he wasn't done and he pushed his baby girl, who was in a stroller, push the baby towards the fire, then made a run for it. he was eventually arrested. , fivew these apartments families are displaced because of the fire.
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hospital. you are looking at this in the distance, that is the restoration team. they have a crew out here doing their best to get things back to normal. as for washing -- as for the suspect, he is in jail on several felony charges. q mccray, abc 7 news. an update on the d.c. firefighter who was seriously injured while responding to a colin northeast. authorities tell us danes smothers junior is in critical condition. he was hit by a ladder truck earlier this weekend we are learning, a motorcycle club is hosting a fundraiser for smothers wednesday at the tune in on pennsylvania avenue in south east. the event is from 8:00 until noon. they are asking for a $20 donation. the restaurant will have breakfast and drinks.
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a call for a cease-fire in baltimore this weekend was essentially ignored. community -- activists hoped for a murder-free few days, but it was too much to hope for. it was cut short after two people were gunned down on saturday. the request for 72 hours of peace, after the homicide rate surpassed 200 victims this year. no one has been arrested so far in the most recent murders on saturday. developmentsw about a deadly crash in northeast. who pulled the driver from a car, and the charges now filed in the case. plus, violent storms in the u.s. from tornadoes to flash flooding. a closer look at the damage. in our area, tracking the potential for severe weather tomorrow. josh is breaking it down for us. close eyeill keep a on this system as it
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bringing heavy rain at potentially damaging wind gust. overnight, we are quiet, than the showers will start tomorrow morning. heavy rain kicks off around lunchtime, then through the evening hours. a good portion of the area, especially along
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at: 30, on your side. kimberly: police charged a driver in a deadly and fiery crash saturday morning in northeast d.c. police of the driver lost control and crashed into an empty car parked at a gas station on florida avenue. turns out a witness of the crash pulled him out. he is charged with negligent homicide in the death of his passenger. that person's name has not been released. investigators say the suspect was speeding without lights
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the time of the crash. an update to a story we first brought you last month. a judge dismissed a gun case after prosecutors said the arresting officer war that thatrt, and -- wore t-shirt, and some consider it racist. prosecutors tried unsuccessfully to delay the gun case until the investigation is complete. condemned toave more homes on the edge of a sinkhole near tampa, laura do. that brings the number to six homes destroyed. the whole is 260 feet wide. the sinkhole stopped growing on its own, but engineers believe fiber asian from equipment brought in to stabilize the fromole -- vibrations equipment brought in to stabilize the sinkhole caused it to grow. new images from the aftermath of a twister in oklahoma. this is some unusual.
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kimberly: stormwatch 7 is in that place where the wind comes sweeping down the planes. a tornado hurting more than two dozen people in oklahoma. the wind's where nearly 160 miles per hour. it hit oklahoma's second largest city around 1:00 a.m., so everybody was sleeping and this was a problem. the storm's sudden formation meant there was no time for tornado sirens to found. >> it was maybe an hour after, i stepped outside. the street was flooded. my eyes went down the street d
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out here. kimberly: we are talking about 10 orleans, up to 10 -- inches of rain fell in new orleans. local leaders are blasting the city's response. a public hearing is set for tuesday in hopes of getting answers. at home, watching out for the potential of severe weather tomorrow. before we do that, sirens not going off in oklahoma, that shocks me because i have them everywhere. people are used to it. the deal with that all the time. 1:00 in the morning when you are not expecting all that to come together -- kimberly: and a quick storm forms and there you are. josh: this is why we give you an early heads-up. tomorrow, no 10 inches of rain, but a chance for flash flooding. let's run through how beautiful this weekend was. we had a few extra clouds today, a little more than i was hoping for, but some sunshine on and off through the day, allowing temperatures to stay in the low 80's.
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much more september-like day. clouds moved back in as we get ready for rain to take over tonight. 81 degrees at reagan national. the breeze is out of the south now, and that will pump in next are moisture. we already have some rain showing up in western maryland, west virginia, not expecting any of that to make it to d.c. until late tonight, probably after midnight. a wide look, if you see closely, there is counterclockwise flow beginning around memphis. that is where the wave of low pressure is setting up right now. it is going to be tracking our way tonight. the big question tomorrow, where this warm front sets up. on the south side of the front, a better chance for severe weather. on the north side, to the top side, not looking for as strong of storms. tomorrow around 11: 30 a.m., when you get the first wave of heavy rain, you may get lucky around commute time, but by midmorning through lunchtime, right on
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wave of low pressure moving across the area brings us a good shop for heavy rain, strong thunderstorms. wrapped up in their could be damaging wind gust. this is especially the further south you go, southern maryland and over towards the eastern shore. not out of the question in other areas, but a better chance in these areas. by tuesday, the cold front moves through. things get much better. that holds the wet weather further to the south. tonight, showers move in. 62-70 across the area. they will develop, then tomorrow again, hanging further south, fredericksburg and by the time they get to d.c., we switch from a slight risk to a marginal risk. watching everywhere for damaging winds. a better shot further south. rain chances stick around all day, especially by midmorning through the afternoon. with that in mind, we have a chance for flash flooding especially in the urban areas, tore we are most susceptible having r
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the clouds and rain sticking around. that is a weather alert day now that we have the flash flood watch out there. drive for the middle part of the week, but it looks like what weather moves back in into the weekend. kimberly: will talk little baseball? >> a little tennis, as well. a grand day for the match. the rubber match with the cubs, and we will have all of that coming up. fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network. and with the new fios gigabit connection... you get our fastest... internet ever. with download speeds up to 940 megs - 20 times faster than most people have. switch to fios gigabit connection with tv and phone for $79.99 a month online for the first year. plus hbo for one year and multi-room dvr service for two years, all with a two-year agreement. and switching has never been easier. get out of your contract with up to a $500 credit to help cover your early termination fee. go to
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>> now, the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealer. robert: the citi open men's broke anderson earlier. arounde 6'8" giant move the court. check out this backhand. right on point. zverev
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broke anderson early in the second set, as his -- as his serve did the rest. title of thethe season. championship sunday at the citi open, 20-year-old sasha's erev becomes the youngest champion in the tournament history. the outcome, never in doubt. sasha picked up an early break in the first set and another one in the second set. 6-4, 6-4 win a over the south african, considered by many the future of this sport. don't be surprised if sasha returns to d.c. next year. >> what makes this tournament special? >> the fans are amazing. they are always coming up to support it.
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night it is to watch some tennis , and that is what makes it special. they are here from the first round on to the finals. that is why i think all of the players enjoy coming back. ascha dropped one set in the opening match and didn't drop a set the rest of the tournament. he is playing really well right now on the road to the u.s. open later this month. reporting at the citi open, scott abraham, abc 7 sports. robert: the natural -- the nats with the rubber map -- the rubber match. top of the third, brian goodwin slices one to left, kyle schwab rber can't make the catch. coson contrary's --
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top of the eighth, tied at four, bases-loaded. yes,rand slam to center, and the nets go on to win the final, nine-four. finally, the mystics pick up a huge win against the phoenix mercury. 85-80. the forget, sports sunday. stay up with us. kimberly:
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kimberly: this nine-year-old is setting his sights pretty high. he applied at nasa, and he heard back. jack davis wrote a letter to the agency in response to its search for a new planetary protection officer. woul
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because he has seen so many alien and superhero movies. sent him a thank you letter and told him to keep working hard at school. robert: he is making contacts. josh: he is networking. kimberly: and a handwritten letter, who does that anymore? robert: he is old school. kimberly: hats off to jack. severe weather heading our way? josh: a chance for it. don't been amiss about tomorrow, but watch as the storms come in. a few of them may pack a punch tomorrow. quiet around d.c. as the clouds building, but tomorrow, 77 degrees, showers and storms likely. i would definitely take the umbrella tomorrow. with the heavy rain coming here is a chance for flash flooding. some of the storms will get between 1-2 inches of rain. we'll run into some flooding in those areas. your extended outlook is fine
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most of the work week is looking drive but we bring back the chance for a rainstorm for the end of the weekend the weekend. kimberly: urban areas more susceptible? josh: places of more pavement and asphalt.
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