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figure in a variety >> a community crying out for change after a little boy is shot to death while outside playing. we have live team 7 coverage. >> robbin: we're learning more about the suspected gunman who killed 6 people during a random rampage. >> jeff: winners and losers from the south carolina primary caucus talking about the highs and lows in n the race for the white house. >> robbbb: viral video of the dangerous car craze. drivers doing donuts in the middle of a busy bridge. good eveneng, everybody. i'm robbin simmons. >> jeff: and i'm jeff lennox. 7 news at 6 startstsight now. >> robbin: now at 6:00, a march for residents for change one day after a 6 year old boy, a first grader, is gunned down in the street. good evening. people sick and tired of children being killed in their community. >> jeff: and now they're
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forward with information in the chase. we have live team 7 coverage tonight. elitsa bizios breaks down the trend where we start with the rally. we're live in northwest miami-dade with more onthat. walter? >> reporter: jeff, robbin, that's right. in fact there's a growing memorial here. you can see people honoring that 6-year-old shot and killed here at this apartment complex yesterday. today hundreds rallllng alongside his family making a call for anyone that knows anything to bring the killer to justice. >> 3, 2, 1! >> we live you, king! >> the community coming together in the wake of the
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>> and i stand here >> and we know that we can take this back. enough is enough. enough is enough. >> they said prayers, making an emotional call on others to come forward that they can help track down the gunman. >> this has to stop! if you see something, somebody saw something! please tell us that you saw something!
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you want to be a part of solving this problem because today is someone else's child. tomorrow it may be yours or mine. this has to stop! >> if you know anything that can help track down the shooter, call crime stoppers 305-471-tips. the ward now at 25,000 dollars and you can remain anonymous. walter morris, 7 news. >> jeff: all right, walter. coverage continues at the elementary school where the little boy was a student. 7's elelsa bizios is there with more. elitsa? >> reporter: jeff, here where the little boy attended school there are going to be crisis counselors for the students and the teachers but th afternoon's rally making its way down here down the street to the elementary school and
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senseless act of violence. >> this is not a single zip code's problem but chipping awayat the soul of the community one child at a time. >> miami-dade school superintendant alberto carvalho taking a stand at gun violence once again. after another student in his district is gunned down and killed. this time an innocent first grader, king carter. >>offer the past 12 months alone, over 100 children have been shot over the past 12 mokt months alone. 24 kids were killed only a dprakz of those have been solved. >> the little boy shot and killed while playing outside in broad daylielt in the northwest miami-dade d where school leaders, parents and pastors made a call to action, asasng community members to call their
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bill passed that would help protect witnesses. >> my fear is another mother will be crying in a few weeks. >> reporter: but that fear of parents who have lost their children to gun violence becoming a reality all too soon. now 48 hours after that rally, the superintendant carvalho renewsing that call to action. call anybody, call somebody, tell everybody! and you heard it there from superintendant carvalho. if you don't wantntto call the police, call him. for the way to get in touch with him, head to our website. we put all of that information there. wsvn.com for now live in northwest miami-dade, elitsa bizios, 7 news. >> okay, elitsa. stay with 7 news for continued coverage of the tragedy. we'll have the latest on air
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two south florida voters lucky to be alive after a close call in fort lauderdale posting a video of the crew rescuing two people that went overboard. they say the boaters were inexperienced in dealing with bad weather when the boat began to take on water. the man and woman reportedly had no life jackets. when rescuers arrive the man was barely able to keep her head above water. >> jeff: innocent people become targets of this sinister@ suspect's shooting ree. when he opened fire at random, at least 6 are dead and 24ths injured in michigan after the man started driving around and shting people and we're now learning the accused shooter was also a driver with uber. >> we had multiple people messaging us telling us you guys be careful. there's this killer going around. >> reporter: a night out in
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a nightmare after police say 45-year-old jason dalton opened fire at random killing 6 people and seriously injuring two others. >> they weren't targeted for any reason other than they were there to be a target. they were shot multiple times. >> jeff: according to authorities it spanned 3 different locations. the first an apartment complex where a woman was shot 4 times. she remains in serious condition. several hours later police say dalton opened fire again at a car dealership where two men were shot and killed. and minutes later 4 people were gunned down in the parking lot of a cracker barrel restaurant. the 14-year-old girl also shot in critical condition. it would take police 2 more hours before catching up to daltonon >> a suspect vehicle was spotted in kalmazoo by the sheriff's deputy and the vehicle was followed a short distance and eventually it was stopped. the driver was indeed
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he was taken into custody. >> reporter: a source with knowledge of the investigation says police believe dalton was a uber driver and picked up passengers in between the shootings. he's expected to be arraigned in court on monday afternoon. >> the next most important thing is to reassure everyone that there is no continuing threat to the safety of this community. >> reporter: and uber goes on for dalton being one of their drivers but the company isn't confirming information that came out on social media he was working the night of the attackck >> robbin: in the race for the white house, republican donald trump winning big in south carolina this weekend. and the gop field is getting smaller with former florida governor jeb bush dropping out. >> there's nothing easy about running for president, i can tell you. it's tough, it's nasty, it's mean. it's vicious.
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[ laughing ] when you win, it's beautiful! >> if donald trump saw the beauty after winning the gop's south carolina primary and taking all the state's delegates, jeb bush saw the tough, nasty ananmean side of the presidential campaign. >> i congratulate my competitors remaining on the island on their success for a race that has been hard-fought. >> he ended his campaign saturday night. >> i respect the voters ai's decision and i end my campaign. >> robbin: former secretary of state hillary clinton beat senator bernie seasoneders. >> we spent a lot of time
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last week about the barriers they felt did impede. >> and the message about the real and for the economy that represents all of us, not just the 1%. i think you'll see us making progress there as well. >> the caucus is tuesday and the south carolina democrats hold theiprimary saturday. but trump's sizable lead going forward could spell trouble for senator marco rubio who eked out a second place finish over senator ted cruz. both looking for wins because come march 15th, the races are winner take all. >> we're not going to beat hillary clinton or bernie sanders if still divided in october and november, it's important to bring someone together. >> it's now apparent the only campaign that can beat donald trump and has beaten donald trump is our campaign. >> trump knows he's leading in the polls and has had back to back wins. he's already thinking ahead to the general election. >> i think it's going to be between hillary and myself. they say it will be the largest vote are t un out in the --
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united states' election. >> robbin: and the congressional delegation will formally endorse senator rubio tomorrow. if you have not done so yet, now is ththtime to download the 7-news voice your choice app. it is updated with all the latest from the campaign trail. >> pope francis making a call to action. his goalto make a connection especially those who are catholicks to spin the controversial practice as part of the wholly year of mercy. pope francis repeatedly spoke out following the footsteps of his predecessors, pope benedict and pope john paul ii. >> robbin: and just getting started. bad behavior on a bridge. care devil drivers -- dare devil drivers causing a traffic nightmare. >> a dramatic rescue caught on camera. first responders rushing to save a man floating in the freezing river.
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it is a beautiful sight out there! we're talking about our sunday sunset. now the sunset officially at 6:17 tonight so in a few more minutes. as we go into e week ahead, what about rain chances? they're on the way. all the details are coming up. >> reporter: i'll tell you how much i love my coworkers. i'm donovan campbell and hear about the heat winning games without dwayne wade and chris bosh. and another mile stone for the panthers' star jagar.
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we skate to 7 sports. >> robbin: cameras catchihi the driver doing the stunts in broad daylight on the golden gate brbdge. >> jeff: and the police on the hunt after it was all caught on
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a reckless driver bringing traffic to a standstill on the bay bridge. donuts being done across several lanes. witnesses say the pickup truck was trailili the vehicle to film the stunt and the video later surfaced online and caught the attention of police. >> the san francisco chp units responded to the scene. by the time we got there, though, no vehicles were located that were doing the sideshows or driving recklessly. >> a further investigation revealed the video is one of many shared online with the hashtag #bayareamovement. >> and not only the participants be seriously injured or killed but the more importantly innocent bystanders and a real and serious jury. >> reporter: participants taking a stand against law enforcement. one person was previously scene throwing a blank of wood at a patrol car. and just this weekend a group of bikers were found performing stunts on the highway. one rider pulled a wheelie while another stood on the seat
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though they may have gotten away. officers say they're thoroughly investigating what happened. >> these things when they come up we take very seriously and respond and we follow up on. >> jeff: and police are also looking into an instagram account linked to the side shows. >> robbin: also caught on camera, fire fighters hailed heroes after a gutsy reue. take a look at this. a woman in desperate need of help after falling into the new hampshire miramac river in the middle of the night. the rescuers say she was hard to see, moving very fast down stream. take a look at the rescue boat. they got hold of her in the nick of time. >> we end up losing the ladder and her. fortunately we picked her up at the stairs. she probably couldn't hold on much longer. >> they carried her off the boat d got her quickly into the ambulance. rescuers say she is expected to
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we'll be right back.( >> a few shcwers to the south of the florida keys starting to dissipate each as we speak. so as we go into tonight, we could see a few hit or miss showers right off that breeze. we saw more sunshine today and those clouds start to thin out just a little bit more and currently y mperatures across the board are into the 70s. at 74 in fort lauderdale also the current temperature. in coral springs and pembroke pines it's 73 . and current temperature in key biscayne 75 in doral and 79 in marathon and 73 in key west. the wind speeds picking up 13 mph in miami. 10 in fort lauderdale. 10 also in key west.
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the gusts picking up as well at 18 mph. so we'll continue to have that breeze ling around. it's starting to move out and that moisture starting to move in. see a lot more of that especially on tuesday with that better chance of rain showers ahead of the next front. as we go into the overnight hours, isolated showers possible and take those into your monday. so for tomorrow moving right back into 80s as well with that breeze out of the southeast and then as we go into tuesday, better chance of rain as that front starts to get closer and 80s return for daytime highs and with that southeast breeze more moisture and humid, warm, muggy. i know it's winter but that's the forecast for the next several days before the front clears out t by the end of the week. with rip currents the beaches high into mondayand no
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bay at the light chop and next high tide minutes before 8 tonight and lower kees and overnight lows in the 60s and daytime highs tomorrow right back into the 80s and taking the 80s all the way into the first half of the week and that front will clear.
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right back after the break. >> start with the sports party on the track where danny hamlin ended the drought for joe gibs racing. the great american race chase and elliott taking over for gordon in the 24 car and the youngest gets looped on lap 20 and gets a taste of the daytona infield. now 30 laps to go and one of the favorites to n dale earnhardt jr. also spins out on
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the day was done. final lap and things got very interesting. matt kinseth in the lead and pushed out of the way. hamlin now has to hold off jr. underneath and the race comes down to the photo finish as the racers cross the checkered line. check this out! just 4 inches apart! a difference of 1/100 of a second for the closest finish in daytona 500 history. also marking the first time a toyota won the race! >> i don't know what i did but it came together. >> i thought that's definitely the position i wanted to be in. >> i thought danny was going to get in front if i didn't go in front of him. he just got me turned sidewa there. >> reporter: the miami heat won 2 straight without the services of dris bosh and dwayne wade. wade missing the second straight game with pain in his knee with the mri that came back negative. no wade, no bosh, no problem.
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against the wizards and rolling washington by 20. 114-94. what's more impressive it comes a night after putting up 115 on atlanta. >> everybody is dealing with injuries and we can make an excuse for it. make an excuse when guys are missing or come back. adjust without feeling sorry for yourself or making excuses for it and then work o ogetting your game better. >> and jagar keeps making history. he came into the game one goal behind for the all time list and with this redirected goal and that 34-year-old is loving life with the cats.
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because of them and thank u guys. no reason to quit. a million people want to be in my position and if i can play ale keep going. >> the first workout in jupiter. speaking of first the fiter baseman moore and othehe couldn't wait until tuesday and all impressed with the new skipper donny ocho. >> he brings the tremendous resume into the clubhouse. >> that's don badingly.
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>> that is 7 news at 6. i'm jeff lennox.
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