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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world, this is "early start," i'm christine romans. it is friday, april 16th. it is 5:00 a.m. in new york. we begin with breaking news. it has happened again. eight people are dead in another mass shooting. this one at an indianapolis fedex facility. here is an employee who was inside the moment the shooting began. >> me and my friend just got our lunch, we had sat down in the back of like this metal smoke shack kind of deal, literally i opened my chips, got my sandwich, about to take a bite, he was about to take a bite out his sandwich and we heard two loud metal clangs at first, they didn't sound like gunshots at first because there was, again, there was a loud complaining after the first two and then my buddy levi stood up as he was like kind of squatting at the bench and then looked over and out into the parking lot, didn't see anything yet, then we heard
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three more shots and then my buddy levi saw someone running out of the building and then more shots went off. somebody went behind their car to the trunk and got another -- and got another gun and then i saw one body on the floor. and that was the body behind the trunk. >> how are you doing? >> i'm a little -- i'm a little overwhelmed. i've worked here for ten years and i have never seen that happen in my life. >> the attack happened late last night in the early morning hours. indianapolis police had this update. >> just after 11:00 on thursday evening the indianapolis metropolitan police department responded to 8951 mirabel road, the fedex ground plain field operation center. we received a call referenced shots fired to that location.
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as officers responded, they arrived to an active shooter incident at that location. preliminary information at this time is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life here at the scene. after a preliminary search of the grounds inside and out, we have located eight people at the scene with injuries consistent to gunshot wounds. those eight were pronounced deceased here at the scene. we have been made aware of multiple other people with injuries who have been transported to local hospitals or who have transported themselves to local hospitals. impd detectives are working with the indiana state police detectives gathering information and interviewing not just those people who are here at the scene, but also those who have been -- have gone to area
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hospitals seeking medical treatment. a family unification center has been established at the holiday inn express, 8555 stansted drive. our victims assistance units and chaplain's office are here at the scene and at the family unification center assisting with family members who have shown up to this area. right now i want to make everybody know that people here at the scene are still being interviewed by detectives so they might not have an opportunity to contact their family, but as soon as they are available to they will. for any and all information about this situation we are asking that the primary information comes from the indianapolis metropolitan police department public affairs office. we will be your source for the
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most accurate and up to date information. you can reach us at impd.publicaffairs office -- correction, for information. anyone who was here and left the scene to seek medical treatment or just for safety, we ask that you contact 262 tips and give us your information and anything that you may know or contact our homicide office at 317-327-3475. it's important to know that emotions are very high here. there are a lot of people not just officers but family members who are still arriving and still learning about this incident. this occurred after many went to bed and some are just now waking up to this. we ask for your continued
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support for everyone here involved. we understand that there are a lot of moving parts and we ask for your patience and we gather the most accurate information and so that that information comes to you and you can relay it accurately to everybody else. we don't want to give out information that may hurt somebody. >> can you put this moment in perspective? this is a horrific situation, eight people dead, can you just -- it's a tough -- this is heartbreaking. >> it is very heartbreaking. you know, indianapolis metropolitan police department, the officers responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job and a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see. we as indianapolis members need to come together. we need to support each other and understand that there are going to be people out there that are going to be emotionally upset and we need to support them regardless of any
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circumstance. this is a tragedy, but yet through it all we will come through it, you know, with flying colors. >> genae, can you describe the gun? do you have any information? >> i do not have that information right now. >> was it an employee? >> at this time it's too early to tell. they're still attempt to go identify different people and we need to make the proper notification at this time. >> reporter: interest any law enforcement officers been injured? no, they have not. >> reporter: when you talk about the people injured and at the different hospitals can you give us a ballpark at this time? dozens? hundreds? >> we know for sure that we had four people transported by ambulance, one in critical condition with gunshot injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. we had three others that were transported with various other injuries and then we had two other people that were here at
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the scene treated by medical staff and then released from -- by that. we've had multiple other walk-ins to different local hospitals around this area. you have to understand that we are in marion county, we are very into err to two other counties and some of them are going to other counties for medical treatment. so this is where we continue to reach out and find out, you know, ask for them to call us, let us know what they saw, what they heard. it's very important that we work together on this. >> reporter: genae, can you confirm -- >> i'm sorry? >> reporter: hundreds of people's work this that facility, will it remain open? should people report to work? what should people do waking up this morning and seeing all of these images and wondering what do i do? do i go to work is this do i stay home? >> i think the best thing for them to do is contact their supervisor or the human resources office. this building will be closed for a while due to this investigation. this is going to go long into the morning, there are a lot of
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components that detectives need to gather and get the evidence picked up. >> reporter: is the shooter the ninth or the eighth? >> go ahead. i am sorry. >> reporter: can you talk about the bravery of the officers and first responders and those that as the shooting was going on were helping each other and making sure that people were safe? can you give us any insight into that because my understanding is that officers when they arrived on the scene obviously did their jobs but also there were good samaritans who also helped one another to make sure that people were safe. >> you know, i don't have a lot of the independent stories that you're looking for. like i said, detectives are still walking with people. we don't have that information. the officers came in and without second thought they went in to try to help people. >> reporter: genae, the eight dead, is the gunman part of that number of eight? >> no, he would be the ninth. >> reporter: he would be the ninth. okay. >> reporter: do we know in i go about the person who was found dead? my understanding is that he was quickly found by a metro police officer i believe 17 minutes after the initial shots.
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can you tell us anything about that at all? i know it's an investigation, we don't want to get in the way of an ongoing investigation, but anything you can tell us? >> there's a lot of things that we're trying to gather also. right now it's too early to give out any preliminary information on that. we're still trying to ascertain the exact reason and cause for this incident. >> reporter: can you talk about whether -- did the gunman go in and just start firing? was there any message? >> courtney, that's something that we're still trying to figure out exactly how, why, what went on. and that's going to be a -- this is going to be an investigation that goes on throughout the day. we're going to brief again, this will be our last brief from here at the scene, but we will have a press conference later on this mor morning. [ inaudible ].
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>> reporter: what do you tell the people who are wondering what the heck is going on? >> that's a great question. you know, you have to look at your own life and say, you know, look at the positive things in your own world and you have to keep going and you have to look for a way to support each other, whether it's your neighbor, the guy down the street, your family member. that's where you have to start at and you just keep supporting each other. thank you. >> all right. fedex responding to the mass shooting, quote, we are aware of the tragic shooting at our fedex ground facility near the indianapolis airport. safety is our top priority and our thoughts are with all of those who are affected. we're working to gather more information and cooperating with investigating authorities. we will have more on that indianapolis mass shooting and we will head to chicago where new video shows a 13-year-old
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welcome back. it has been a tough week for police and their communities and it's been capped off now with yet another video of a shooting by a police officer that has a grieving family looking for answers. body cam footage shows 13-year-old adam toledo being shot and field killed by an officer in chicago. police say less than a second passes between the time toledo is seen holding a handgun and is then shot. the officer has been identified as eric stillman his union lawyer calls the case tragic but insists officer stillman was left with no other option. we want to warn you, the video you are about to see is disturbing. here is ryan young in chicago. >> reporter: christine, still a lot of question marks in terms of what happened in this shooting. an officer got a call to a shots fired call where eight shots were detected by a shot spotter
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in the nearby neighborhood. eight shots that were fired toward a car. when the officer arrived he saw two males running. he gave a foot pursuit and this is what played out in the next few seconds. >> stop. stop right [ bleep ] now. hey. show me your [ bleep ] hands. stop. stop. >> reporter: a difficult video to watch. adam toledo was 13 years old. the police department says he had a gun in his right hand and when the officer gave those commands he turned towards the officer and that's why he fired. the family attorney for adam toledo doesn't believe that the teen was turning towards the officer, that he was listening to commands when he dropped that gun. still there were protesters out on thursday night trying to make their voices heard about the displeasure with the shooting but so far police believe their officer was justified. christine? >> ryan young, thank you for that. we're following that breaking news out of indianapolis, eight people shot and killed at a fedex facility, others wounded and being treated now.
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we are following breaking news. at least eight people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a fedex facility in indianapolis overnight. authorities say four victims were transported to the hospital, one in critical condition. police believe the shooter took his own life. officials working at this hour to reunite survivors with families. we are going to bring you more on this in just a few moments. to the pandemic now. over the last month the coronavirus deaths in the u.s. are down. they're down almost everywhere.
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good morning. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning. this is "early start." i'm christine romans. 28 minutes past the hour. and the breaking news overnight, yet another deadly mass shooting in america. at least eight people killed at a fedex warehouse near the indianapolis airport. local police are left trying to explain how this could happen again. >> minneapolis metropolitan police department the responded, they came in, they went in and they did their job and a lot of them are trying to face this because this is a sight that no one should ever have to see but we as indianapolis members need to come together. we need to support each other and understand that there are going to be people out there that are going to be emotionally upset and we need to support them regardless of any circumstance. this is a tragedy, but yet through it all we will come
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through it. >> jason carroll joins us by phone from indianapolis, he is on his way there to that fedex facility. jason, what do we know. >> reporter: as you know, a lot of folks waking up with this tragic news. we can tell you that a number of fedex employees at this point, still, christine, trying to be reunited with their family members. just to recap what happened here, the initial calls came in just about 11:00 last night, indiana metro police quickly, you know, arrived at the fedex facility where they said it was an active shooting scene. one employee says he was on a break when he heard gunshots but at first he wasn't sure what he had heard. he soon realized that they were shots and that he had to act very, very quickly. >> he was firing at -- in the open and i immediately ducked down and got scared and my friend's mother, she came in and told us to get inside the car
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and what we've been doing is currently just telling everyone who is our co-workers to not go to work today and to know that there was an incident that just happened. >> and at the same time when we were telling them that there was a shootout they basically looked at us and chuckled like we were joking. i don't normally joke about things like that and that's just isn't okay. >> reporter: so what's clear from what we can gather, christine, is that some people were actually shot inside the facility, others were hit in the parking lot just outside the facility. police say eight people are dead, four were transported by ambulance to local hospital, one of those four that were transported is in critical condition, but it's also clear that there were people who were simply walking wounded, who took themselves to hospitals. this is a facility that borders two counties as we understand it and so you can imagine some of the walking wounded went to one
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hospital, some went to another hospital and so at this point police still trying to get a handle actually on the number of those who were injured in this mass shooting. a family reunification center has been set up at a holiday inn express that's located just within walking distance from the fedex facility. i spoke to a clerk at the front desk just a short while ago over the phone. he said that there were about 30 family members who were there. he also said that representatives from fedex are there as well talking to family members, trying to give them as much information as possible. we have a statement from fedex, i want to read that to you as well. it says, "we are aware of the tragic shooting at our fedex ground facility near the indianapolis airport." "safety it our top priority and our thoughts are with all of those who are affected." we are working to gather more information and are cooperating with the investigating
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autho authorities. "so if i point law enforcement is trying to get the employees reunited by family members, that's first, second they are trying to get a handle on the number of those people who were injured and third, trying to get -- trying to get a motive for this shooting." what we can tell you at this point is that the shooter from what we are being told died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. christine? >> jason carroll there heading to the scene in what is an all too familiar journalistic ritual of going to the scene of a mass shooting and reporting to us all the details. jason, thank you. be safe today. let's bring in julienne kiem. i'm struck by something. this is a facility where these people were working to keep products flowing during a pandemic, much like the grocery store in boulder where people were working as front-line workers to help keep -- to keep the community safe during a
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pandemic and they are instead felled by what is an all too familiar disease in america which is gun violence. >> right. we are back to the old disease which is of course these mass shootings, you're exactly right that these front-line workers at a supermarket and now at a fedex who basically keep the trains running for us as we start to come out and get into the post-covid-19 world, are quite vulnerable. in this instance just looking at the pictures of where this facility is, of course, the first part of the investigation will be did the person work there or have some ties to a fedex facility. only because it's isolated, it's not a well-known facility in terms of what it is. so you sort of wonder about those ties. the second thing that i wanted to pick up on what our reporters are saying is we are in the midst of this and so as i often say in these mass shootings, you know, we want to know everything that's going on on the outside. family members need to know
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what's going on because they don't know where their family members are. it's overnight, they may be asleep or being woken up at this moment. so family unification becomes key right now so that we can begin to identify the victims that are both at the facility and then of course the numerous victims that we don't have a specific number about at the hospitals in the area. >> officials are telling us there is not a threat at large here because the gunman, the suspected gunman, took his own life there at the scene. they're calling this a mass casualty situation. so what's the top priority, then, for investigators right now beyond the unification? >> right. so they know who the person is presumably, it wouldn't take that long because he is -- it is a self-inflicted wound and now they're going to do both the physical investigation, who is he? what's at his home? what's online? and then of course the mental motivation aspect, which is what would have brought him presumably it's a him to this facility and why would he have
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targeted it. those two pieces are going on simultaneously with the family unification aspects. and then, i guess, you know, then the overlay of course is -- which i will say every single time because it's never too soon, the capacity to kill this many people this quickly, you know, in a single facility, is uniquely american. we need to find out what kind of weaponry was used, how does someone kill that many people so quickly and it seems that the only reason why it stopped was a self-inflicted wound. that's the nature of these mass shootings now is that there's almost no time for law enforcement to be able to respond and save people. so that will be part of the investigation as well. >> it's just this drum beat of mass shootings over the past month. gun violence is a national threat in this country. what needs to be done here? >> right. >> i mean, i guess there is the what can be done on a national level from congress, you know,
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which i will keep my thoughts to myself on that, but what can be done in terms of companies and families and people to protect themselves? >> right. so the notion that if we all arm ourselves we will be safer, this is the motion by nra and other groups, is belied and undermined by the fact that we are the most armed society in the world and we have the most number of gun shootings. so that is not working for us. so part of this is of course family members and others monitoring people that might be likely to do this, telling authorities -- and authorities taking that seriously. a lot of times you do have family members saying, you know, this person, we're worried about this family member and authorities not taking it seriously. on a national level but also on a local level because you can pass gun regulations on a local level, although there will be court battles, the thing i focus on just from a homeland security
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perspective is we're not going to get rid of all guns, no one wants to get rid of all guns, that's just a straw man used by gun advocates, but i do think that rational people can begin to discuss the capacity of assailants and murderers killing people this quickly. i mean that honestly. this weaponry just basically exists to tear people apart in terms of what the bullets do, and to do so quickly. so whether this is a handgun, i suspect it probably isn't, we need to look at the weaponry that can do so quickly, kill people quickly, and maybe that's an area where we can get some movement because these mass shootings are occurring. i want to just say one more thing. there is a notion that we didn't have mass shootings or we didn't have shootings during covid. that is not true. we had a bad year last year, it was just the nature of how we covered them and how they were
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reported that was different because of covid. we have -- the gun problem has been a pandemic for us throughout the real pandemic and we will see if it gets addressed. >> yeah, the novelty of covid, the new disease, taking the top of the headlines from the old disease, gun violence, which kills thousands and thousands of people, too. >> right. >> all right. juliet, thank you so much. the u.s. the only country where this happens regularly. we showed you a mass, a mass shooting a day since the atlanta spa massacres a month ago. every time this happens gun rights supporters say this is not the time to talk about guns, this is the time to talk about the victims. and yet here we are again, daniella. >> reporter: christine, here we are again. democratic senators remain optimistic that they can try to pass some sort of legislation to fix these kinds of situations, any sort of gun safety measures, but there is still a long way to go on this issue.
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on one hand you have democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut who is leading a bill right now through the senate to try to expand background checks. he wants universal background checks on -- he wants -- in legislation he wants congress to pass legislation on universal background checks. and he is aware and acknowledged that anything they pass through the senate will have to have a narrow scope to be able to get any republicans to sign on, but he wants to see this issue passed. of course, he represents the state where the sandy hook shooting took place in connecticut. on the other hand you have two senators, senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey of pennsylvania who tried to pass a commercial background check bill in 2013 and it failed and they have said they are not moving on this, where they stand on this issue. they want commercial background checks. and senate majority leader chuck schumer has committed to putting a gun safety measure bill on the floor, even if it doesn't pass
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through the senate. that's where things stand right now on this issue. we always go back to the same problem in the senate where a lot of legislation stalls because democrats need at least ten republicans to sign on to any legislation to break the filibuster because of this 50/50 split in the senate. they need 60 votes to break the filibuster. so right now senator murphy has said that he is speaking with republicans on this issue to try to convince them to support his legislation, work with him on this issue, but the bottom line is after this tragic event happened in indianapolis last night this will renew the conversation of what congress can do to prevent these kinds of shootings happening in the future. this happens time and time again after a mass shooting happens and congress renews the debate on gun safety measures. christine? >> the debate often renewed, the political will almost never there. daniella diaz, thank you so much. we will be right back.
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killed in a mass shooting overnight at a fedex facility near the indianapolis airport. four other injured victims were transported to hospitals, one of them we're told by officials is in critical condition. others took themselves to the hospital so the full scope of the wounded here is not clear yet. police say the gunman took his own life, they are asking for patients as they investigate a motive. much more on "new day" in just a few minutes. nic robertson is cnn's international diplomatic editor he joins us live. it's so fascinating that you have a new administration that's trying to retool its foreign policy, but almost on a weekly basis there is a major american tragedy that happens that takes the focus back to the original american disease of gun violence. you know, the u.s. trying to recast itself as a global
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leader, but drowned out by domestic gun tragedy again, nic. >> reporter: what you sort of get the perspective you get here from europe and the united kingdom is this image of america that still -- with itself, that is still deeply divided and that does detract from president biden's message of sort of being a global leader for democracy, standing up for the value of human rights. i mean, when you look and compare the gun crimes here in the uk, 33 fatalities last year, there were 30 the year before, there's been overall a 4% increase in gun crime 2019 to 2020, the gun crime and gun ownership here is so different to the united states that the contrast between the sort of european life and life in the united states in terms of gun crime is so different. these are stark statistics. let me run them by you.
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if you go back to 1987, there was a mass shooting then, 17 people were killed, the next one was 1996 in scotland, 18 children were killed. the gun laws were changed after that significantly, anecdotally i can tell you somebody i know said that they were grateful that those laws were changed because they took the hands of a weapon away from -- they took a weapon away from a family member who was considered a little bitumen talley unstable. the laws were changed significantly after that. and the last major shooting spree, mass killing here in the uk was 2010, 12 people were killed then. so the incidence of the sorts of things that the united states is experiencing almost on a weekly basis here happen every decade. so, yes, the contrast of the message of a president who stands for democracy and values and chair she is human life and
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human rights rings true, but there's such a difference between the way that europeans can see their lives and the lives of people lived in the united states, and that really makes the u.s. position as sort of unequivocal leader, just -- it undermines the narrative for sure. does it change the diplomatic relationship? no. but the way that europe views the united states is that the united states has a serious gun crime issue, that europe just doesn't. >> and often policymakers more numb than outraged or accepting than outraged and that's something that we grapple with herein deed. nic robertson, thank you so much for that. nice so see you this friday morning. to minnesota where the family of daunte wright is speaking out as the former officer charged with shooting him appears in court. cnn's miguel marquez has more from brooklyn center, minnesota. >> reporter: christine, that former police officer, kim
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potter, the 26-year veteran of the police department here at brooklyn center, minnesota, she was in court for the first time by zoom because of the pandemic. it only took a few minutes, there was no plea entered and there will be a preliminary hearing in the weeks to come. this on the same day that the entire wright family gathered to talk about daunte wright. his aunt made an impassioned plea that that officer be convicted. >> what is justice? do we get to see daunte smile? we don't get to see that. do we get to hear daunte joke again? we don't get to hear that. my brother, my sister need this woman to be convicted. if we can have life, with he want life. we've got to go life without him. >> everybody keeps saying justice, but unfortunately there's never going to be justice for us. justice isn't even a word to me. i do want accountability, 100%
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accountability, like my sister said, the highest accountability, but even then when that happens, if that even happens, we're still going to bury our son. >> reporter: police here at brooklyn center, police station, have added security around the station itself, another layer of barricades and fencing not only around the station but around the streets around the area as well. people coming out for a fifth night to rally in the name of daunte wright. the young man, the 20-year-old father of one will be laid to rest next thursday. christine? >> miguel, thank you for that. minneapolis bracing for the verdict in the derek chauvin murder trial. closing arguments are set for monday. the former officer who killed george floyd chose not to testify. >> have you made a decision today whether you intend to testify or whether you intend to invoke your fifth amendment
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privilege? >> i will invoke my fifth amendment privilege today. >> is this your decision not to testify? >> it is, your honor. >> all right. do you have any questions about your right to remain silent or to testify on your own behalf? >> not at this time i don't. >> the court is not in session today. the jury will be sequestered once closing arguments begin so the judge didn't want to hold them for the weekend. after the defense rested its case prosecutors called the pulmonologist who testified last week, this time as a rebuttal witness, the defense's medical expert said floyd died partly because he inhaled carbon monoxide while he was pinned on the ground, but dr. tobin said floyd's blood oxygen levels effectively rule that out. >> does that tell us anything whatsoever about what the carbon monoxide content could have been at a maximum? >> yes, it does. it tells us that if the hemoglobin is saturated at 98% it tells you all there was for everything else is 2% and so the
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maximum amount of carbon monoxide would be 2%. >> razor wire has been put up around the downtown minneapolis police building ahead of the verdict as police prepare for potential unrest across the u.s. florida governor ron desantis plans to sign an janet protest bill signed by lawmakers largely on partisan lines. it stiffness penalties for people taking part in violent protests and bars those arrested with rioting to post bail. let's get a check on cnn business this morning. this friday morning. looking at markets around the world, you can see gains in asia and opening higher in europe. china's booming economy is big story this morning, the fastest quarter in nearly 30 years. its economy grew 18.3% in the
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first quarter. china the only major economy to avoid a recession last year. back on wall street checking futures to end the week, a mixed performance, stocks rallied thursday after signs of a great american come back in the economy here, record high for the dow closing above 34,000, the s&p 500 also finished at a record high, the nasdaq closed higher as well. look, jobless claims, the lowest of the pandemic, 576,000 filed for first-time benefits last week. the layoffs are slowing you can see from that chart, we're starting to see hiring again, a lot of work still to do there in the jobs market, but consumers are spending money at the same time retail sales surged in march. people spending their stimulus checks, more people vaccinated and getting out and spending money. retail sales rose 9.8% last month, sales of online retailers grew 6%. good signs for the recovery. we're still following all of that breaking news out of indianapolis. lots of new details for this. eight people dead, the gunman dead. people in the hospital.
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