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solution. >> we got out our suitcases and left. >> reporter: people continue to buy and sell units inside the building. the $100 million project under way is not designed to repair any damage, according to the plan, but is designed to prevent the building from sinking further and it recovers some of the tilt. how much? about 50% over the next couple of decades. jim? >> dan simon, i guess that's progress. thanks very much to you for joining us this holiday weekend. "ac 360" starts now. during the force of nature or even the simple fact of gravity will compound an already horrific human tragedy. officials in surfside make a fateful decision. with a tropical storm on the horizon, what remains of the champlain south tower must come down. john berman here in for anderson cooper.
this was necessary, officials say, because the remaining structure was being held up by little more than the rubble itself. when search crews returned to the pile at around 1:00 a.m., they uncovered three more bodies and one more later today. in a moment, the very latest from the scene. first, though, tropical storm elsa. surfside is already feeling the outer edge of it. but the worst could be coming instead to the gulf coast of florida. meteorologist derek van dam has more. it's going to be getting worse, derek. >> reporter: john, you've covered enough of these storms to understand that there are outer bands that can change the weather at a moment's notice. the miami-dade county region today had a tornado warning to the south we felt of surfside, really validating the decision to take down the remaining
structure of the champlain towers. it's incredible, even though the center of this storm is well displaced from the surfside region, they could potentially still feel the impacts like they did earlier today. in fact i'm just getting the latest warning from the national weather service. a special marine warning for biscayne bay just south of surfside in the miami beach region. the potential for a severe thunderstorm that could produce water spouts traveling towards the coastal areas of the miami-dade region. something they want to keep in mind over the next 45 minutes or so. you can see where i'm located right now, this is the santa bell causeway, santa bell island. we know by the sheer geography of the west coast of the florida peninsula, the way it runs and how the storm is projected to travel, it will bring a long duration event to the west coast of florida, that is the gulf of mexico side, just because it's going to run basically parallel
with it. it will allow water to build up. storm surge is the threat here, two to four feet in this harbor where i'm located. in tampa bay, the national weather service just with a 5:00 p.m. update, actually increased the potential of storm surge from three to five feet. so heavy rain, four to eight inches, and tropical storm-force winds starting tonight and then the storm races towards the outer banks of the carolinas. >> derek, as far as surfside is concerned, how much longer will they be feeling the effects of this? how much more rain? and the wind is a real concern, i imagine, for the rescue efforts. how bad could it get? >> reporter: john, okay, so they're displaced well from the center of this projected path. they're not even in the path from the national hurricane center with tropical storm elsa. however, it has the potential to bring these feeder bands, these outer rain bands that can change the weather so quickly. so rain can pick up, the wind can be sustained at 35 miles per hour. and in a worst case scenario, we don't want to see this, but with
the approaching squall line like we've got off the coast now, it could spin up a short-lived waterspout which when it comes onto land becomes a tornado. winds would be viaolent there ad that would impact the search and rescue situation. >> staying alert, derek, thank you, keep us informed over the next 24 hours. last night's demolition allows crews to safely expand their search area to the whole site, finally. more from cnn's randi kaye. >> reporter: this was the scene around 10:30 sunday night. a controlled demolition of what remained from champlain towers south. it was brought down by explosives, spending a cloud of dust through surfside. >> only dust landed on the existing pile. and a little over an hour afterward, we received the all clear. and then right around midnight, work commenced on the pile and
by 1:00 a.m., we were in full search and rescue operation mode. >> reporter: it wasn't long after search and rescue efforts resumed that rescuers pulled three more bodies from the rubble pile. another body was found later in the day. the search for survivors had been hampered by concerns the remaining tower may collapse on first responders. and the threat of high winds from tropical storm elsa. >> being gone, we're now at 100% full strength, full on, pulling everybody out of that rubble pile. >> reporter: teams on the ground are very clear, this is still a rescue mission, not a recovery mission. >> i said to the families two days ago, that their chances to find somebody alive is close to zero. i'm realistic. but we are still full of hope. >> reporter: with the building demolished, rescue teams can now access areas closest to the building. florida governor ron desantis
noting rescuers are able to reach where a lot of the master bedrooms were. now 12 days into the rescue efforts, first responders are not giving up, despite the toll it takes on them. >> they'll go through sleeplessness, they'll go through feelings of remorse, maybe feelings of depression. >> reporter: and for these rescuers, it's personal. they are part of this community and know some of the victims. task force 2, one of miami-dade's fire rescue teams, recovered 7-year-old stella c cattarossi from the rubble while her father was working on the pile. >> it's not pressure, it's motivation. it's urgency above and beyond what we would normally, where it's not in our soul as much as it is here. >> reporter: to help, florida state senator lauren book and her 4-year-old twins started making and hand-delivering homemade cards like these to the
rescuers onsite, which she says brought many to tears. >> we started asking for cards. elementary schools and camps started sending their cards in and bringing their cards to our senate offices and every day we just started handing out more and more and more cards. we're in the 500 plus now. so we've just really started handing them out and giving these small pieces of love to these first responders. >> reporter: this first responder was overwhelmed by such kindness when he needed it most. >> we've got all the bandages and tools to address any situation. but to warm the heart, a letter from a child is always one of those that really soothes the soul. >> the rescue workers i talked to, randi, are physically and emotionally spent. i'm sure those cards made such a big difference. they are still calling this officially a search and rescue operation, randi, but how long do they expect to continue to search for survivors? >> reporter: it's unclear, john. i mean, certainly they are calling it, as you said, a
rescue mission, not a recovery mission. it is unclear how long they will continue to do that. they have acknowledged of course that the chances are low that they're going to find someone alive but they are not giving up. i talked with the members of that search and rescue task force 2 today. they were on the pile from 12:00 in the afternoon to 12:00 midnight despite the difficult conditions. they had to pause twice today because of the lightning. they moved 5 million pounds of concrete off that pile and the community is quite prevapprecia of that. i spoke with some people at the memorial, there were a lot of tears, people looking at the pictures hanging on that fence. the community is just -- they just don't know what to do, they don't know how to handle this right now. i did speak to one woman who said she was looking for her missing friend. she showed me her picture. she told me she had just seen her the day before the collapse. it all happened so suddenly and
so fast, and there was no time to say goodbye, john. >> everybody knows someone there. randi kaye, thanks so much for that report. what investigators hope to learn from the fwgreater accesso the structure. joining me, structural engineer kit miyamoto. allen, i want to start with you, the amount of steel used as reinforcement at the base of the building may, may, have been less than what the original designs called for. how did this come to light? >> actually that statement is an incorrect statement. what i have said is, that the reinforcing steel that we could see in some of the photos and some of the debris might not be arranged in the manner that was suggested by the drawings, not that it wasn't the right number
of reinforcing bars. we found that by looking at the drawings, reading them, all the ones the building department has, and then looking at certain elements in the debris pile and as they were removed from the debris pile, we knew there was supposed to be -- i'm making this up, essentially, 16 bars in a 20-bar area. that's in the slab, now, not in a vertical thing. we look at it and there were only one or two bars, probably because you couldn't fit them in there. that doesn't mean the right number of bars weren't there. it just means they may not have been arranged the way the drawings asked for half that is not unusual to expect, and that does not necessarily mean it had anything to do with this terrible situation. >> sure, okay. thank you for clarifying that. i'll let you get a drink of water here while i ask kit a
question. kit, if the bars are not arranged the way they were designed, what could the impact of that be? what are they there for? >> well, as allen is talking about, essentially the subtle difference in how the reinforcement is laid out can make a huge difference, is it in columns, is it in pillars. they often make changes in the field, things like that can be a very important part of it. as allen said, no one knows exactly why the collapse actually happened. but usually if you see this type of major failures, contribution comes from multiple factors. there are plenty of buildings with variation, plenty of buildings that don't quite meet the current so-called code or how it's engineered, but they don't collapse. so it has to be a combination effect to have a big failure like that.
>> something to look at, for sure. i understand it's the early stages, and it's just one of the many things that have come to light. allen, you're looking for what you call a trigger event. >> that's correct. >> where might this fit as a possibility? although, again, you're not saying it is the possibility or is the main reason. why could it fit in the possibility, what else have you seen that may fit into that pattern? >> first of all, we have about 20 or 30 possible trigger possibilities. it's a matter of evaluating them or reducing the possibilities one at a time. we do that by collecting information, looking at drawings, looking at debris piles, testing material, all that kind of stuff. i don't believe from my previous experience that if there are supposed to be four bars and there's two bars within the footprint of the column, that that would have caused this. i believe the trigger was something else. not having these bars spaced in
the way the drawings call for might have contributed to the extent of this failure once it started due to the trigger. but we are trying to find the trigger. our experience, as kit said, it's usually more than one thing. you sometimes can get it down to two or three things. in other situations, we know that failures occurred when a plane hit or a bomb blew up or something like that. we don't have the trigger here. we're trying to figure out what the trigger is and then see how all these different things, as kit said, they don't always build everything exactly the way the drawings call for, they don't always design everything exactly correct. then you look and see how each one of those things may or may not have contributed once the trigger started. >> kit, there's one other thing that's come to light in reporting over the last few it is a days. the engineering firm hired to do inspections in the building did some exploratory demolition,
it's called, drilled down in a few areas to see some of the depths in the concrete structural slab in different areas. they said they found some curious results as it pertained to the structural slab's depth. they really provided no other information in the writing about it. what could that mean? >> curious results? i'm not sure. i imagine that they probably discovered certain deterioration of reinforcement, just looking at the 2018 reports and all that, the pictures. and also the potential that it maybe deviates from the original plans, how the reinforcement is laid out, the quantity and location and so on. but one fact, though, remains, that everyone is -- many witnesses saw the sudden collapse of the pool deck area, the minutes before this whole total collapse was happening. so that's something that is critically important aspect to really look into. >> the good news they have there
is now that the remaining structure is no longer standing, they're able to search in every grid, as long as the weather permits it. so in the next few days the search will continue in every grid there on site half that in and of itself is good news and hopefully will mean progress. gentlemen, thanks very much for being with us tonight. still to come, the breaking news of new findings out of israel that underscore why even those vaccinated against covid need to take the delta variant seriously. and why federal authorities are so concerned about the rise of domestic extremists and terrorists, one involving a standoff, another involving white nationalists marching through the city where the declaration of independence was adopted. before each load and enjoy fresher smelling laundry for up to 12-weeks. is now a good time for a flare-up?
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government suggests that even so, the efficacy of the pfizer vaccine has dropped as the delta variant has spread. in may, before the delta variant had taken hold, the vaccine's efficacy was 95.3% against asymptomatic or mild infections. as of june 6, efficacy dropped to 64%. severe illnesses and hospitalizations, efficacy has dropped but remains high, from 97% to 93%. we must point out israel did not provide data to support its statement. joining us, leana wen, cnn medical analyst and the author of the forthcoming book "lifelines" these numbers jump out, dr. wen, if you go from 95% to 64%, that's a big drop in efficacy. that's statistically
significant. >> absolutely. to be fair, as you point out, we need to understand more about these data, how were these data collected, were they based on models or on real life experiments? we want to know. at the same time, i think this raises questions that the cdc really needs to answer. so, for example, what is the true rate of breakthrough infections? if you are vaccinated, what is the likelihood that you could still be infected with covid-19 because of this more contagious delta variant? the cdc has stopped collecting data on mild breakthrough infections. i think people need to know if they are infected. the second related question is, are the people who are vaccinated still able to transmit the disease to others even if they are asymptomatic. that certainly has a lot of implications for people who are vaccinated but their children are not. could they be asymptomatic carriers of the delta variant? >> that last part is the area of major concern. still, i guess the big unknown at this point, dr. wen? >> i mean, we would think based
on the science that we have, that getting the vaccine protects you very well from getting ill, reduces your likelihood of transmitting the virus to others. we also know that it reduces the amount of virus that you carry even if you get infected. the problem, though, is with the delta variant, it seems that you get more of the virus in you if you're infected. so does that somehow counteract the effect of the vaccine, and to what extent? we don't know, and again, these questions need to be answered to advise a lot of people. these are not undermining the trust in the vaccines, it's giving people who are vaccinated a better understanding of what is it that we should be doing still to protect ourselves and our loved ones. >> and again, still 93% efficacy against severe illness and hospitalization, which really is the most important thing. if anything else, it points to the reason to still get vaccinated, even more important than ever. dr. fauci told nbc yesterday, when he's in areas of high infection, he would wear a mask
even when vaccinated. would you do the same? >> absolutely, and here's the reason why. we know the vaccines protect you very well from getting infected but they don't protect you 100%. risk is additive. so if you are around people, all of whom are vaccinated, there is no risk to you. but if you're around a lot of people who are unvaccinated and there is a lot of community spread in that area and very likely those people who are unvaccinated and unmasked are also engaging in high risk activities themselves, then your risk increases for contracting covid-19. and again, possibly of being a carrier to others. so i think if you are living in an area with low rates of vaccination, high community transmission, especially of the delta variant, i would make sure to be wearing a mask indoors in crowded spaces. >> we're all going to have to become very aware of how much virus is around us at any point. one other thing dr. fauci pointed out is that when they've analyzed who has died from coronavirus over the last period of time, it's like 99.2% of
covid deaths were people not vaccinated. that's a pretty stark number. >> absolutely. and we need to say this over and over again, that if you are vaccinated, it protects you so well, especially from the endpoint that we really care about which is becoming severely ill, ending up at the hospital and dying. at the same time we have to keep in mind it's younger people, young adults, people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, who are saying, look, i'm not going to get that sick from covid, i'm not going to die, i don't need to get the vaccine. we need to acknowledge probably for these people they're not going to die if they get covid-19, some might, tragically. but we need to remind them they might still have long term consequences even if they get mildly ill. i've seen patients who were mildly ill, who have had even no symptoms, who ended up having loss of concentration, fatigue, shortness of breath, issues that really affect their lives. >> dr. leana wen, really important perspective, i hope
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ist extremist groups. brynn gingras has the details. >> we are by interstate 95. >> reporter: a standoff on the highway in massachusetts between an antigovernment group and police. >> shame on you! >> reporter: and a white nationalist hate group marching in the streets of philadelphia. >> they pose a real threat to everyone in our community. >> reporter: in massachusetts, 11 men, including a 17-year-old, facing several firearms-related charges. >> everyone remain calm. >> reporter: state police there stumbled upon the group early saturday morning. the men were on the side of the road, refueling their trucks with gasoline from canisters they carried with them. many were wearing full tactical gear and they were armed. a standoff with authorities unfolded, shutting down the highway and forcing nearby neighborhoods into a shelter in place situation.
>> you can imagine, 11 armed individuals standing with long guns slung on an interstate highway at 2:00 a.m. certainly raises concerns and is not consistent with the firearms laws that we have here in massachusetts. >> reporter: in livestreams posted online, a member identified their group as the rise of the moors, which seems to be connected to the moorish sovereignty movement that claims an 18th century treaty between the u.s. and morocco grants them special rights. there is little else known about them but the southern poverty law center, which tracks extremist groups, tells cnn they're gaining followers. >> they don't take driver's licenses. they don't seek gun licenses. they don't pay taxes to the u.s. government. and they try to recruit followers or adherence to their country that they've declared by seeking people who might be down on their luck. >> reporter: after about nine
hours, the standoff ended peacefully. but police seized eight guns including assault rifles as the investigation continues into this group with the help of the fbi. and in the streets of philadelphia saturday. >> too scared to take the mask off! >> reporter: a different extremist organization. 200 members of patriot front, identified as a white supremacist group by splc, chanted about a stolen election. >> when something is stolen, you believe rightfully you can get it back through violence. that's what we're seeing across the white supremacy groups, the radicalized right wing groups. >> reporter: police say the group had several combative encounters with the public including throwing a smoke bomb at one point to run away from authorities. the mayor of philadelphia tweeted, appalled these folks chose philly to display their racism. intolerance and hate have no
place here. brynn gingras, cnn, new york. >> cnn has tried to reach out to both groups. we have not heard back back from either. former assistant secretary of homeland security, juliette kayyem. rise of the moors, to what extent have been this one on authorities' radar? >> they've been very little on anyone's radar. they're a known group, they've been around since the 1970s, 1980s. they've been more known for something we call paper terrorism. they terrorize people or governments or individuals by filing frivolous lawsuits, going after liens on properties, that sort of thing. in the last year, we've seen a lot more violent behavior. they've been trying to sort of gain property or hold on to property that they trespass on. but nothing like what we saw this weekend. so that is new. and i think that is part of this narrative of everything just
keeps racheting up at this stage, becoming closer to violence than normal free speech, let's just say. >> what does it say to you that it did end safely? look at wakefield, i-95, we've played soccer in wakefield. >> exactly. >> this could have gone a whole lot worse. the fact that it did end relatively peacefully, what does that say? >> it says a couple of things. first is they may have had no intention of doing anything violent, because most of them ran away, if they weren't caught. they did say they wanted to do training. we don't believe them, but nonetheless that may say something. it also says something about gun laws. massachusetts has the -- one of the toughest gun laws in the united states. it mean the mere possession of certain weaponry, the fact that some of the weapons were not lawfully owned and the fact that a lot of them were open so you could see them, all of those violate certain state laws. we don't even have to call these federal terrorism or get into
the federal realm. these 11 men are going to be prosecuted under pretty rigorous state laws. that's a good thing. it shows a combination of state laws and federal laws can try to at least protect american citizens from the violence that may come. >> what challenge does a group like this, which says it doesn't recognize u.s. law, what kind of a challenge does that pose to authorities? >> we've seen this before, so it's a little bit of nihilism, "we're not going to pay taxes and leave us alone." they say they have -- we believe them only partially, but they say they have no desire to change the u.s. government, that's different from the white supremacy groups and the stop the steal groups that we see right now. so you basically want to make it difficult for them to recruit and arrest, like what we're doing. that's what you can do. not all extremist groups are the same. we want to focus on those that are violent. that is the most important thing right now. you're not going to change
everyone's minds but you can actually go after people who are violent. >> so that group in philadelphia, that white nationalist group that was chanting, among other things, the language, to reclaim america, which i know jumped out at you because we talked about the that, that has specific meaning and also has connection to the big lie which continues to be perpetuated by the former president. >> right, i repeat myself, which is, we cannot view the big lie as about just politics or partisanship. the big lie is -- directly motivates violence. in the white supremacist viewpoint, when something is stolen, they can rightfully use violence to get it back. think about stop the steal, think about that language. how exactly do we stop the steal? so it's this language that's perpetuated by the gop and leadership in the gop, and of course former president trump, that leads to violence as well
as some of the i think voter suppression laws. if i can just say something rather odd but something to look to in the future, what we saw in pennsylvania is they covered their faces. i know that reminds people of the kkk. on the other hand, this is the kind of shaming that we actually should begin to look at. what always was so disconcerting about january 6 and some other rallies is that these guys were just out in the open. so those are the kind of things that people like me look at in terms of, are we starting to shame and isolate these terrorists. that's what they are. >> interesting. very interesting. juliette kayyem, great to talk to you, thank you so much. next, the former president talks about the tax charges against his company and its finance chief. it sure sounds like he said the quiet part out loud. the question now is, that quiet part, is it also loudly incriminating?
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when the new york real estate tycoon leona helmsley was awaiting trial in 1989 on multiple counts of tax evasion and fraud, another real estate tycoon called her a, quote, disgrace to humanity. 32 years later, with his company and chief financial officer charged with similar crimes, that same tycoon now says this. >> they go after good, hard working people for not paying taxes on a company car. a company car.
you didn't pay tax on the car. or a company apartment. you used an apartment because you need an apartment because you have to travel too far where your house is. you didn't pay tax. or education for your grandchildren. i don't even know, do you have to -- does anybody know the answer to that stuff? >> the former president over the weekend. and the answer to his question is twofold. a, yes. and b, of course. most law-abiding citizens actually do know what's taxable and what isn't. most wealthier ones know even better. some might even know not to say things suggesting consciousness of guilt. joining us now, cnn political commentator amanda carpenter, author of the book promotely titled "gaslighting america: why we love it when trump lies to us." also elie honig, cnn legal analyst and former assistant attorney for the southern district of new york. his book, out tomorrow, is called "hatchet man: how bill
barr corrupted the justice department." congratulations, elie, your book is terrific, as is amandas. how do you think allen weisselberg feels when the former president goes out in public and says, we did these things, i admit we did these things? how much does that hurt weisselberg's case? >> it's not good for allen weisselberg. donald trump managed to in one statement both incriminate himself to a degree by admitting, we, we paid these perks, no, we did not pay taxes on this, and two, distanced himself by saying, who knows about this stuff. as you said in the intro, most responsible adults know about this tax stuff, but especially cfos like allen weisselberg. donald trump is doing himself no favors and certainly is doing allenmanda, if barack obama, ora
democrat, or the clinton foundation, had said these type of things or made these kind of comments in public, how would republicans feel about that? >> of course, i mean, republicans would probably hold them to account. and that's what's so frustrating about the trump era, he keeps getting involved in all these scandals and investigations and somehow everyone around him is held accountable except for him. allen weisselberg is in trouble right now, just like steve bannon was, michael cohen, roger stone, rudy giuliani. somehow he has this incredible ability to get all the people around him to engage in the dirty work, criminal activity, and they end up taking the fall. we'll see what happens with this, trump has not been charged, but it's pretty hard to imagine that his cfo engaged in this long, systematic, 15-years-long scheme of tax fraud. this is a tax fraud scheme to
only benefit himself and no one else at the trump organization. >> so elie, amanda mentions roger stone, paul manafort, rick gates, look at all those people, and now allen weisselberg may be in trouble but will donald trump get in trouble for this? as of now, he hasn't been charged with this. and there's a similarity to some of your former job, which was organized crime prosecutions. there are sometimes people that skate above, even when everyone around them goes down. >> it's a feature of our legal system, john. and amanda, what she just said actually reminded me of a case i did against a powerful mobster we caught on a tape saying, "it's good to be the boss." he's right, it's good to be the boss for a couple of reasons. if you're the total boss, the president, you do have that cover of being in office, where doj won't prosecute you. but if you're the boss of any
organization, a private company, a governmental agency, a mob family, you're insulated, right? you have people around you who do your dirty work, who sometimes take the fall for you. it's really hard for prosecutors to get to the boss. in my experience the only way you're really going to get to a boss is if he says something stupid in an email or text, we know donald trump didn't do that, or if you're lucky enough to have someone wear a wire, and we don't think we have that. prosecutors do not have a direct line on donald trump right now. >> amanda, rank and file republicans, not the matt ga gaetzes or jim jordans, but rank and file republicans, does this mean anything to them, does the tax stuff make it uncomfortable for them to deal with him in any way? >> listen, donald trump plays a good pr war. when i was listening to him at that sarasota rally, i just
thought, this is the ukraine investigation all over again. essentially donald trump stood up and said, so what if i did it, which is exactly what his then chief of staff mick mulvaney said at the white house podium when asked questions about leveraging ukraine aid for dirt on joe biden, "so what if we did it," right? the fact that so many reporters are classifying this as a fringe tax benefit instead of the fraud and systematic crime that it is, tells me he is winning that broad argument. so no, it probably won't matter. but then i wonder this. even if prosecutors had him dead to rights on a text, email, wiretap, are we really going to throw a former president in prison? i mean, really? i don't think our political climate would sustain it. >> that's an interesting question. elie, in my hands i am holding a copy of "hatchet man," out tomorrow. it goes into bill barr and what
he means going forward. you talk about the justice department and the damage that has been done there. what needs to happen in your mind to fix the justice department? >> the short answer, john, is we need better people. i was lucky to serve in the justice department before bill barr came in and corrupted it. i was 29 years old, by the way, when i started as a prosecutor, a little scary looking back now, but i was taught, all you have is your word, your credibility. when you stand up and you say you're representing the united states, you better tell it straight, better never lie, you better never shade the truth. bill barr did that throughout his two years. he did great damage to the way people look at the justice department. the justice department will recover. but it will take time, it will take new policies and it will take better people. >> i look forward to talking about this book, "hatchet man: how bill barr broke the prosecutors' code and broke the justice department." and our thanks to you, amanda
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it was yet another violent weekend involving gunfire across the country. according to the gun violence archive, at least 150 people were fatally shot in more than 400 shootings. in cincinnati, police say two teenagers were killed and three others injured at a holiday celebration. these pictures now are from chicago where two were killed and four hurt in a droive-by shooting, just one of the many incidents that plagued the city this weekend. in norfolk, virginia, four people were shot on friday afternoon, including a six-year-old girl who is expected to survive. then there is this in yorj ge -- georgia. a professional golfer was found murdered at a golf course outside atlanta. here's the story. >> reporter: what happened in a
suburb of atlanta is frightening and deeply mysterious. on friday this pickup truck was driven onto the green at pine tree country club about 45 minutes north of atlanta. when gene siller went to see what was going on, he was shot in the head by the driver of the pickup. this man said he was in the golf course when he heard gunshots. >> when it happens, it's all in the moment. fourth of july, you're thinking fireworks, and it's not fireworks and there's a guy on the ground. >> reporter: gene siller, husband and father of two boys, was found dead at the scene. he was well known and liked and competed in pga tournaments. the gunman is still on the loose. he played golf with gene the day before he was killed. >> i can't believe this happened at our country club. >> reporter: what happened is indeed difficult to believe, only made more incomprehensible
because the situation is so strange. they looked at the truck and found two other males discovered in the bed of the pickup truck. one of the males suffered gunshot wounds. the other male was the registered owner of the ram 3500. the other male has not yet been identified. this remains under investigation. authorities are not releasing additional information. kennesaw university sent out an emergency alert this weekend saying the subject has been seen and that he has a white-colored shirt and dark-colored work pants. however, another later column said you may assume normal activities. tire marks are clearly evident on that green. there is a makeshift memorial nearby. rand was a friend of gene siller and also a pastor.
>> no one would set out with calculated evil to set out and do something wrong to gene. gene was a goodness to god, a peaceful dude. >> reporter: gene siller was 41 years old. his children are 6 and 7. gary tuckman, cnn. >> another weekend of violence in america. up next on a much happier note, a record-setting anniversary by former president and his wife, jimmy and roslyn carter.
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first wife together in history. they just keep growing closer and closer together. jimmy carter is 96, his bride is 93. we wish them a wonderful, wonderful anniversary. the news continues so let's hand it over to michael smerconish in for chris on "cuomo prime time." >> thank you, mike berman. i'm chris smerconish in for chris cuomo. i hope you had a nice holiday weekend. tonight we have team trump trying to change voting in the battleground state of arizona. a similar technique was tried on election officials in georgia in light of january 6. this just came to light and we played the voicemails that surfaced from a freedom of informat