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the deadly mass shooting in u.s. history. investigators say the gunman pledged his allegiance to isis before he killed 49 innocent people inside an orlando nightclub early yesterday morning. >> the suspect, 29-year-old omar mateen was killed in a shootout with police. president obama was briefed by the fbi and revealed new details about omar mir seddique mateen in the last 30 minutes. >> appears the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the internet. all those materials are currently being searched exploited so we will have a better sense of the pathway the killer took. >> the fbi is expected to reveal more information in a news conference in the next 30 minutes we'll bring it to you live when it happens.
>> in the meantime we're learning about the victims of the deadly attack. chad perdelli live in orlando, florida where many families are reeling from the tragedy, chad. >> reporter: yeah, rick we're here at a senior center in orlando at a location where authorities are on hand and relatives or loved ones of the victims can come him we've seen a steady stream of relatives making their way here trying to find out if their loved one is at a local hospital or medical examiners office. the medical examiner officer and emergency responders in full protective clothing spent the night removing the dead from the pulse nightclub. detectives will reconstruction the shooting rampage that killed 49 and injured dozens of others. a mother and daughter drove from
lafayette, louisiana. they don't know the fate of brother and son frank hernandez who was with his boyfriend who was shot, but survived. >> i started running, and he looked he don't see my son. >> we're trying to find my brother frank hernandez. we want to know if he is okay. >> reporter: other relatives arrived already aware of their loved one's fate. >> have you heard news, either way? >> yes, i saw on the news, his name is over there, already. >> you know he has passed away. >> yes, officer went to my house last night and he let me know with the information i gave to them. >> reporter: as parts how do you deal with that? >> reporter: authorities say omar mateen opened fire on the 300 or so nightclub patrons around 2:00 a.m., he pledges allegiance to isis, but harbored
homophobic views and president obama called it an act of terrorism and hatred. while the mourning will continue for many, michael hoffman who hails from northeast philadelphia is feeling blessed this monday he left the nightclub one hour before the shooting. display guess god told me it's time for you to go. get out of the club, i guess he knew something horrific was going to happen. >> reporter: and authorities held a briefing at 7:30 a.m., they are expected to hold another one within the next hour. they didn't release a lot of new information earlier this morning, but they did say they did not believe that omar mateen acted with anyone else in the attack, but they say the investigation is early on in the process and more leg work to be done. again, another press conference is scheduled within the hour and we'll bring that to you.
chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." >> "action news" has confirmed that a philadelphia native is among the people who survived the terror attack. crowning woman was shot and hospitalized in orlando yesterday morning, katherine scott is live in the logan section of the city with more from the victim's family. katherine. >> reporter: sarah, this has been such an agonizing time for all the families. this morning in logan we spoke with the extended families of one of the survivors of the massacre in orlando. patience carter was shot in the leg, she grew up in philadelphia and went to high school and a student nyu. she was in florida on vacation with one friend. on sunday they learned she was shot in the leg and in the hospital with stable condition. a friend survived is stable. one of the her last social media post her family saw was on
saturday saying she was heading out to downtown orlando. >> i saw something on facebook the shooting, i'm sitting there, like, oh, my god, i hope she was not involved because she said she was going out that night. my mom came in, she said you know patience got shot she was at that party. i was like oh, my gosh, it was worrying me before my mom came in. what if she was there and she was there. >> she was there to promote make a dollar that's posted on youtube. she is in the hospital in stable condition. there are a lot of families who are hoping to say the same thing about their loved ones. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the city of philadelphia is currently planning it's own tribute to honor the victims in orlando. "action news" annie mccormick is live outside city hall where
the memorial will tames later tonight. >> reporter: that's right, rick, the vigil is expected to takes place at 6:30 behind me on the north side of the city hall. city officials say they are in the early stages and harshing out the details and expect a wide range of speakers and talking to philadelphia police because they expect a large crowd. >> they need to come together in this moment of silence and find strength. this weekend's pre-planned philly pride parade and festival coincided with the devastating news and this sunday, they carried on with heavy heart and extra police security. >> yesterday thousand upon thousand also of people gathered for pride which is supposed to be celebrating livingunaapologe.
>> reporter: outside flags are lowered to half staff including the american flag and the rainbow flag. several people we spoke to plan to take part in the vigil. >> i think it is important because it shows respect. they may not be from philadelphia or cover visiting on that particular day. at this point we have to support each other. >> i love how things are happening, communities are coming together, it's great. >> reporter: and the director of the council of american and islamic relations said he will have a briefing at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon at 15th and cherry there they expect to have leaders from muslim, christians and jewish faith. the city has not said who will be speaking. they are planning this out. they have not specified if any religious leaders will be speaking at the event.
they have gotten a number of requests from the community and several organizations at 6:30 tonight. reporting live in center city, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> thank you, our expanded coverage of the massacre continues online at 6abc.com. you'll find more about those who lost their lives and videos from the scene in the aftermath, a photo gallery of tributes from around the nation. >> the orlando massacre happened one day after singer and south jersey native christina grimmie was killed in another club in orlando. christina grimmie finished a concert and signing autographs for manslaughter when she was -- fans when she was shot by 27-year-old kevin loibl. detectives are searching his social media account to determine a reason. evesham township mayor said a tribute will begin at 8:45 p.m.
evesham memorial complex on tuckerton road. the man who threw a beer bottle during a game at ryan howard, sydney smith turned himself. the incident happened on saturday june 4th as the game was ending, ryan made the final out. he was walking back toward the dug out when the beer bottle landed on the playing field. he was not hit. fans took pictures of the alleged bottle thrower. federal corruption trial is underway for chaka fattah who is accused of taking an illegal loan to pay for his campaign and used federal grants and nonprofit funds to enrich his family and friends. he said his political consultants are to blame instead. sky some kind of showing us the jersey shore in atlantic city.
plenty of sunshine not as hot and windy as yesterday. let's get the latest from meteorologist david murphy outside on the terrace. >> reporter: it's been a great morning and turning into a nice afternoon with lots of sunshine and not uncomfortable, low humidity and breezy. take a look at satellite, you can see there's cloud cover that is trying to dig down from the north but it falls apart because of the dry air in place. sustained winds at 12 miles per hour and getting gusts up into the 20s. with the humidity so low and temperatures what you're looking at it feels comfortable outside. allentown, 68, 69 currently in trenton. philadelphia has reached 70 after spending the morning in the 60s and 72 in wilmington, 71 in millville. down in cape may, 69 degrees if you're taking that lunchtime stroll on the boards. heading out to the playground sounds good, bright and breezy,
sunscreen a good idea. warm enough for cool drinks if you're exerting yourself with the low humidity. the high is around the average high of 82. the average low of 63 degrees, some suburbs in the mid to upper 50s tonight. winds die down still very cool and comfortable for sleeping. cracking the window a good idea on a night like tonight. i have another nice one tomorrow and things change as we head into midweek. i will have that coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> see you then. >> a new way to ride, septa's new payment is up and running today. the orlando massacre is making an impact on the campaign trail we have reaction from donald trump and hillary clinton coming up in the next half-hour. we'll be right back. i is trying to determine why a
yesterday with three assault rifles to chemicals in the car. police have not found any connection between the two events so far. delaware county police are investigating a shooting that happened across the police station, a lieutenant heard the gunfire on north keystone avenue around midnight. police took a person into custody for questioning. one man has died from severe head injuries he suffered in a crash in northeast philadelphia. police are trying to determine why the driver lost control. his car hit a tree and landed on its side on old bustleton avenue before 2:00 a.m. the victim's name has not been released. >> officials say a brushfire wounds up damaging as as many as ten cars in a walmart parking lot in montgomery county. this is the scene along route 113 in harleysville around 4:30.
car tires were popping as the fire spread. investigators are working to determine the exact cause. appears a cigarette thrown into some bushes may have sparked the flames. >> septa's new key card system is up and running. now ten thousand riders can get a car for weekly or monthly trans pass. regional rail and cct and para transit will be included at a later phase. the kiosk is set up in 12 stations and sales office or market street. >> microsoft has reached a deal to buy linked in. we have details on the agreement. >> glienls on how long your -- guidelines how long your child should be sleeping every night. y
linkedin for $26 billion. it will keep its name and ceo. it has 430 million members who use the site and upload their resume and look for jobs. the deal is expected to close sometime this year. health check this noon there are guidelines for how long your child should be sleeping every night. the american sleep medicine has released every age groups between infant and 4 months old. they should be getting 16 hours
of shut eye. teenagers 8 and ten hours a night. adequate sleep can improve behavior and health at every stage of a child's life. >> "action news" team is out working on stories for tonight at 4:00 p.m. alicia vitarelli is in the newsroom. >> reporter: coming up at 4:00 p.m., we are searching out stories of hope stemming from the senseless violence in orlando. coming up in big talkers today at 4:00 we're looking at a viral letter, the police chief sent to the officers thanking them for risking their lives to save others. in what's the deal for anyone out there looking to improve their credit store we're helping them identify credit repair scams. we'll break it down for you, coming up at 4:00 p.m. don't forget you can take it with you on the go you can watch the free newscast streaming live
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our agents and investigators have been on the ground since the beginning and working around the clock since yesterday and will continue to do so in the days ahead. i want to thank our law enforcement colleagues in florida for tireless and extraordinary work so far and their dedication to the on going investigation. i've been in contact with the attorney general who is currently on her way back from china and continues to monitor developments in the case. words can't express the depth of our sorrow or the measure of our grief for losses that have been suffered by those and lives changed forever. what happened in orlando yesterday was a horrifying act, a horrifying act of evil and terror. for the lbgt community, pulse was more than a place to go and celebrate and see friends, it was a place that promised inclusion and freedom to be themselves, the same promise that our country holds for
everyone. this was an attack on that promise. it was an attack only our values as a country and national community. it was an attack on who we are as a nation and as a people. and our country as a whole stands united in response to the cowardly and despicable act. with this i'll turn things over to director comey who will provide details in the investigation right now. >> i want to echo what the deputy attorney general said our hearts are broken and ache for the people who were lost in orlando, those wounded and their families. we are so sorry for your loss and your suffering. ills want to say -- i want to say a word of thanks to the local law enforcement in orlando they showed professionalism and extraordinary bravery that saved lives. we are so lucky that such good
people choose lives of service in law enforcement. thank you to the people who rendered care at the scene, the "d" ocs, the nurses and emts. this is a federal terror investigation led by the fbi with the assistance as we always do of our state, local and federal partners. the reason for that is there are strong indications of radicalization by this killer and potential inspiration by foreign terrorists organizations. we are spending a tremendous amount of time, as you would imagine trying to understand every moment of this killer's path to that terrible night in orlando to understand his motives and details of his life. you will notice that i am not using the killer's name, i will try to not to do that. part of what motivates sick people to do this kind of thing
is some twisted notion of fame and glory. i don't want to be part of that for the sake of the victims and their families. so that other twisted minds don't think this is a path to fame and recognition. while i give you a sense of what we know so far and tell you about what i can about our past contact. we're going through the killer's life especially his electronics to understand what we can about his path abbey see if anybody else was involved directing him and assisting him so far we see no indication this was a plot directed from outside the united states and that he was not part of any kind of network. >> you've been listening to fbi director scrapes comey updating updating -- james comey updating the media on the investigation. we'll continue to follow this story and have a live report on
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