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tonight, breaking news. shots fired at an elementary school. hitting children and a teacher, a suspect in custody. images now coming in from the scene. the deadly police shooting. the aftermath live on facebook. the man's sister saying she told police he was unarmed. authorities say he was in a, quote, shooting stance. in new york city. the new image from the fbi tonight, they now know who the mystery men are, after those bombs placed in new york. where are they now? major developments in the race for the white house. donald trump moments ago with a fresh attack on hillary clinton. and, tonight, trump's team acknowledges he needs to practice for the next debate. meanwhile, michelle obama tonight not holding back against trump. and the volcano erupting.
good evening. and we begin tonight with the horror playing out inside an elementary school in south carolina. a teenager walking into the school with a gun. authorities believe he had just shot his father dead at home. then, going to the school playground, opening fire at townville elementary. teachers trying to help. and then, the anguish outside. parents rushing to the scene after being alerted there had been a shooting at the school. abst >> move that patient towards the helicopter. >> reporter: cell phones in the pockets of frightened parents across this small town starting burning up at 1:45 p.m., just before the end of classes for the day at townesville eleme elementary. >> we did have a report of a third patient. >> reporter: police say a local teenager armed with handgun appeared a playground behind the school, and started shooting at
occurred there, teacher may have helped students into the classroom. >> reporter: a young boy was shot in the leg, another boy in the foot, a teacher trying to keep the kids safe was shot in the shoulder. one of the children had to be flown to a hospital in greenville. police got here fast. in seven minutes, they had the teen in custody. snipers went to roof to clear the building, while this all too familiar scene of moving children by school bus to a nearby church played out. >> everybody stay in the lean, please. >> reporter: parents couldn't get to their children fast enough. >> it's n ever want to get. my mind started run, and i got here as fast as i could. >> reporter: about two miles from the school, another crime scene. police say it's the father of the shooter, 46-year-old jeffrey osborne, and he's been shot dead. police say the son was homeschooled, and they're not sure yet why he targeted the elementary school. school is cancelled for the rest of the week. police tell us that no one who was hurt at the school, those two students, nor the teachers, suffered any injuries that were life-threatening. they will be okay tonight.
authorities tell us that investigators will be here at the school through the night. david? >> steve osunsami on the scene there in south carolina for us. steve, thank you. we turn now to a deadly police shooting in san diego. the aftermath streamed live on facebook. and police releasing this image from cell phone video. it shows the man taking what they call a, quote, shooting stance, appearing to aim. the man's sister says she told police he did not have a gun. abc's matt gutman is in arriving. >> reporter: these are the raw images moments after police shot alfred olongo. a bystander broadcasting this video live on facebook. can you hear the wails of his sister. >> i call three times for people to come and help him. >> reporter: a representative says she called the police for help with her brother who was acting erratically at a strip mall, making sure to tell police
suffering from an emotional breakdown. >> he's still not complying, still not getting his hands out of his pocket, walking all over the parking lot. >> reporter: police say they fired because olongo appeared to point a weapon at one of the two officers. releasing that single image of the incident. >> it was a two-hand hold, shoulder level, like you would be firing a handgun. >> reporter: but police acknowledging tonight, there was no weapon. protesters gathering almost immediately at the scene. >> let's go. >> reporter: and again today. >> wh sharp tonight. >> now, the nation's eyes are watching, quote unquote, america's finest city. it ain't looking so fine right now. >> reporter: police have released a single freeze frame of that video, which they say proves that one of their officers was threatened. but locals here are saying, they want to see the entirety of that video, and until they do, there is the threat of continued unrest here. david? >> matt gutman, thank you. now, to breaking developments tonight in the investigation into the bombs here in new york city and new
the fbi saying they know the two mystery men now. releasing this new surveillance image of them just today at the site of a bomb that did not detonate. they took the pressure cooker out of the bag and then walked off with the bag. the police have been asking the men to come forward for a week now. but they now say those men have left the country, and they know where they went. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: fbi agents tonight say they used hotel registration cards to identify these two men as cairo. but authorities still have not solved the week-long mystery of what they were up to when they apparently stumbled upon the piece of luggage with a pressure cooker bomb, walking off with the bag and leaving the bomb behind. >> they are witnesses, there are no criminal charges, they are not in any jeopardy of being arrested. >> reporter: but now authorities are arranging to question them to determine if they are tied to the bomb attacks in any way, or just sidewalk scavengers.
the accused bomber, tells abc news he has no idea who they are. >> i've never seen them in my life. >> reporter: the father also says he is convinced his 28-year-old son ahmad acted alone, changing the locks on his bedroom door. >> nobody can go in. one time, my grandson, he went to his room, and he's screaming and kick him out back. he's little, 4 years old. >> reporter: what do you think? >> i said, he did something wrong. >> reporter: the father also was captured last week, the man in the red checked shirt, is the same agent who two years earlier had investigated his son as a possible terrorist, and concluded, without interviewing ahmad in person, that he was no terror threat. >> all right, so brian ross back with us here tonight. and brian, if the fbi believes these two men are in egypt, how quickly can the fbi get to them? >> reporter: may need the permission of the egyptian authorities, and that could be tric tricky, david.
developments in the race for president tonight. donald trump's team a short time ago acknowledging he must now change how he prepares for the next debate. abc's tom llamas, in wisconsin, with new reporting tonight. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump's campaign admitting real missed opportunities at that first debate. but onstage in iowa, trump sounding confident as ever. >> you know, we had the debate the other night. and every single online poll had us winning sometimes by a landslide. >> reporter: those polls, unscientistic, and behind the scenes in trump tower tonight, senior campaign sources acknowledge trump should have been better prepared. that they should have held mock debates. that they should have been ready for questions about women. and about his discredited effort to prove president obama was born outside the u.s. >> i think i did a great job. >> well, just listen to what you heard. >> reporter: trump, one source said, believed the birther issue was, quote, well within the past. the aides say they were also shocked trump never went after
trump himself says he didn't go hard enough after clinton. >> and i was also holding back, i didn't want to do anything to embarrass her. >> reporter: but he wasn't talking about benghazi there. trump alluding to the fact he didn't bring up bill clinton's affairs on that debate stage. >> and i didn't want to do it with chelsea, who i think is a very wonderful young lady. >> reporter: eric trump says his father deserves credit. >> he really took the high ground, where he had the opportunity to go very, very low. i think that took a lot of courage. >> reporter: t ruled out going there next time. even though in the past, he has said bill clinton was a victim himself. tonight, at least trump keeping the focus on hillary clinton. hitting her hard on her health. >> you see all the days off that hillary takes? day off, day off, day off. all those days off and then she can't even make it to her car.
you ever see her chart? she won't be campaigning today, she won't be campaigning today. >> reporter: but clinton supporters noticed trump himself sniffling at monday's debate. but he insists he didn't have a cold. >> tom llamas live in wisconsin tonight. and tom, the trump campaign tonight acknowledging they could have prepared more for that first debate. the next one, we know, a little more than a week away now. any changes in prep? >> reporter: david, trump had a packed schedule going into that debate, and aides wonder if it was too packed. but the next two weeks are the same thing. filled with fund-raisers and events. it's unclear if trump will take time to prepare more. this is the part of the process he likes most, david, speaking to these large crowds. david? >> tom llamas on the trump campaign for us. tom, thank you. meantime, hillary clinton hoping her debate performance will help with the polls in the key battlegrounds, showing a very tight race going into that first debate. trump gaining in florida, ohio
and tonight, one of clinton's most powerful weapons, first lady michelle obama, in pennsylvania. and she did not hold back on the trump. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> hey! >> reporter: she is hillary clinton's secret weapon. >> hillary is tough. >> reporter: and today, first lady michelle obama fired a shot directly at donald trump, going after him for questioning where her husband was born. >> hurtful, deceitful questions, deliberately designed to undermine his presidency. questions that cannot be blamed on others or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference. let me take a moment. >> reporter: now in a starring role on the campaign trail after her convention speech that brought down the house. both obamas speaking directly to young voters at a time when more than half of them say they
vote for trump. if you vote for a third party candidate who has got no chance to win, that's a vote for trump. >> reporter: with 41 days to go, clinton calling on an army of her famous friends. clinton with her former rival bernie sanders on his turf in new hampshire today. >> you know, bernie's campaign energized so many young people. some of you in this crowd. are you excited about hillary clinton? >> more or less. if we want anything to come from bernie, our best bet is going to be with hillary. >> and scecilia vega live in ne hampshire tonight. we know that first lady michelle obama does not love campaign, but he's out there for clinton, with her own soaring approval ratings. >> reporter: sky high approval ratings, david. especially with young people. but the clinton team thinks she
voters. one source telling us, they would have michelle obama out on the campaign trail every day if they could. david? >> good luck with that. all right, cecilia vega live with us again tonight. cecilia, thank you. next, to the severe storms at this hour. thunderstorm and flash flood watches in the mid-atlantic right now while we're on the air. storm clouds over washington, d.c., up to six inches of rain possible. also, we are watching tropical storm matthew, just forming in the caribbean, heavy rain already. where is that headed? let's get right to meteorologist rob marciano, tracking it all, rob? >> reporter: hey, david. and it's a big one. really going to impact the entire northeast quarter of the country. centered over indiana, but it is spinning heavy showers and storms across the mid-atlantic. a flash flood watch that includes d.c. and baltimore through at least friday, could see five inches or more of rain there. and here is tropical storm matthew. nearly a hurricane as it enters the caribbean. forecast to head west, and then make a right turn north, as a
cuba and potentially the u.s. next week. way too soon to say when or where. david? >> rob marciano, thank you. next tonight, word that there will soon be more u.s. boots on the ground in iraq. defense secretary ash carter announcing that 615 additional troops will be sent there to help the iraqi military take back the city of mosul from isis control. right now, there are more than 4,500 military personnel in iraq, training, advising and assisting iraqi forces. n t tonight. congress overriding president obama's veto, despite the president's 11th hour appeals. it's the first veto override since he's been president. at issue, a new law that would allow 9/11 victims and survivors to sue saudi arabia for allegedly supporting the attackers. abc's mary bruce is right there on capitol hill. >> reporter: 15 years after tom strata was killed in the north tower, this was the moment his wife terry had been waiting for.
>> reporter: congress tonight allowing families of those killed on 9/11 to sue saudi arabia. >> now, i can go home and tell my children, you know, good wins over evil. good wins over bad. and that the fight was worth it. >> reporter: it is a humiliating blow to the president, who staunchly opposed the bill. congress, for the first time, overriding his veto. the white house says it could now put americans abroad and the u.s. government at risk of lawsuits, too. >> it's a dangerous precedent and it's an example sometimes you have to do what's hard. >> reporter: and earlier today, the white house called the override the single most embarrassing thing the senate has done in decades, which did not go over well with lawmakers here or the 9/11 families. david? >> mary bruce on capitol hill tonight. mary, thank you. and also this evening, we have learned that president obama himself will attend the funeral of former israeli
might, but also, one of its fiercest champions of peace. he shared the nobel peace prize in 1994, after secretly arranging an historic peace accord between israel and the palestinians. president obama awarded him america's highest civilian honor, the medal of freedom, four years ago. and tonight, the president now planning to be there to honor him one more time. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the mystery at sea. the son and the investigation. his mother presumed dead. that son nowit us tonight. what happened out there on the water? and the investigation that now continues. the volcano erupting. ash soaring 6,000 feet into the air, and hundreds of tourists trapped with the eruption. we'll have the latest on the search coming up. and look at this. the marriage proposal nearly ending in disaster. the boyfriend in total panic. millions watching. dropping the ring. they are all looking. how does this end? how does this end? as we continue tonight. atte! did you or anyone in your household work around
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finally tonight, proposing in front of millions watching. what could go wrong? it was the bottom of the fifth. the yankees, the red sox. and in the stands a boyfriend, andrew, about to propose to heather. the jumbotron reading heather, will you marry me? make me the happiest man alive? and then -- >> he fumbled right away. he's nervous. this is, like -- big moment of his life and now -- he can't find the ring. the box is empty -- oh, that poor guy. >> reporter: he opened the box and the ring falls out. >> they're looking for the ring. i hope they find it. >> reporter: and where did they
>> we found it right there. >> reporter: and heather was hardly mad. >> i panicked with him. >> reporter: and just today, the newly engaged couple, talking to us. >> everyone watching on tv that's seeing me, like, possibly fail really badly at this, and i didn't know if we were going to find it. >> reporter: but they did. >> wait, they're smiling. they found it! >> oh, that's great. >> reporter: and she did. all's well that ends well. woo. thanks for watching on a wednesday. i'll david muir.
>> a deadly rampage ending at a elementary school. new at 7: the local voting law just ruled unconstitutional and what it means for you on election day. a well known high school football coach placed on leave. >> new accusations of verbal abuse. last and tracking the healthiest places to live. >> this is wcvb at 7:00. anchor: a teenager in custody accused of going on a shooting rampage that ended in elementary school.