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or ask your agent about scan. breaking news as we come on the air. police on the scene of a deadly shopping mall shooting in boise, idaho. images coming in at this hour. the shooting inside the mall. reports of two people killed. police rushing to the scene. evacuating stores. what authorities are saying about the gunman. tracking dangerous storms hitting both coasts with flooding rain and damaging winds. a possible nor'easter moving up the east coast. heavy rain from washington, d.c. to new york to boston and new snow and wind alerts from california to colorado just 24
hours after the most powerful storm ever recorded off the patient northwest. rob marciano timing it all out. the fda panel on the eve of its decision on the pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11. moderna showing its vaccine at half the adult dose offers a strong immune response for children 6-11. the biden administration says it's ready to vaccinate 28 million children once the cdc gives the green light, possibly as early as next week. news about the deadly shooting on a movie set in santa fe. production now on hold during the investigation. what we're learning about the moments leading up to the fatal shot being fired. facebook under fire. leaked internal documents raising more questions about the company and whether it's fueling hate and violence. america's supply chain crisis in need of a solution. amazon expanding its number of ports. adding to its fleet of cargo planes. the postal service, u.p.s. and fedex making new plans of their own. the story behind this sign in the end zone. the 9-year-old boy getting tom brady's attention. >> announcer: from abc news
world headquarters in new york, this is "world news tonight" with david muir. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us on this busy monday night. i'm linsey davis. david is on assignment. he'll be back tomorrow. several developing stories at this moment. news on covid vaccines and children and 70 million americans on alert with severe weather. we begin with breaking news out of idaho. a shooting at a mall and it has been deadly. police reporting multiple people were injured including a police officer. we've learned two victims have died. this was the scene outside the boise town square mall. police responding to reports of shots fired inside. mall security sending out alerts warning of an active shooter. a caller to 911 reporting a suspect wearing dark clothes. investigators going carefully through the scene. mall employees and shoppers huddling together outside. police say they believe it was a single shooter and one person is in custody. there's no ongoing threat to the public.
abc's kayna whitworth leads us off. >> reporter: tonight a deadly shooting sending shoppers running for their lives inside this idaho mall. police say two people were killed and multiple injured inside the city's largest shopping mall. >> primary suspect wearing all black and carrying a backpack. >> reporter: one store worker telling us mall security alerted her and other employees to the shooting. she says they and about a dozen customers then rushed to a back room to hide from the gunman. >> we went to the pretzel stand to get pretzels and all of a sudden we heard gun shots. >> reporter: officers methodically going store by store searching for victims. late today authorities confirming it was a police officer that was wounded in the shoot-out with the suspect. the suspect now in custody. >> i cannot stress enough how traumatic this event is for the community at large, as well as
for those that were witnesses or are the families of those involved or involved themselves. >> reporter: linsey, this investigation is just beginning. police are combing through two separate crime scenes. one side the mall and one about a block away. at this point they have no word on a motive. linsey? >> kayna, thank you so much. now to the dangerous storm nor'easter brewing.a possible - more than 70 million americans on alert. a massive storm system with an atmospheric river slamming the oregon coast. historic rain for areas stricken by drought and wildfires. a powerful water fall there in california. in the midwest more severe storms after 13 reported tornados. this one near kansas city. tonight new jersey already declaring a state of emergency h ahead of that possible n nor'easter. rob times it out, but first will carr is in california.
>> reporter: tonight, powerful winds and historic rainfall lashing the west coast. a potent atmospheric river slamming the region for more than 24 hours. sending mud and trees and boulders crashing down into this california highway. this big rig overturning on the richmond bridge. off the washington coast, the strongest storm on record. east of seattle, two people killed sunday when a tree struck their car. back in california outside sacramento this man grateful his son is alive. this tree crashing into his son's car minutes before he was set to go to work. >> i can't think what would have happened if he was walking up that pathway. >> reporter: near the san francisco airport, trevor stines' neighborhood under water. >> my whole garage is up to my knee caps. everything is floating around. >> reporter: in chicago winds from a separate system whipping the waters of lake michigan. waves over 12 feet. >> look at this tornado. >> reporter: that storm already dropping more than a dozen reported tornados in the heartland over the weekend. one twister tearing about this
home. >> we have a basement, but there wasn't time. once you see the tornado, there's no time. if we would have tried, we would have probably been killed. >> reporter: millions along the east coast now in the storm's path. bracing for a potential nor'easter. as that storm system moves east, we've heard a chorus of chain saws here today. it's a massive clean up operation going on all across the area. all of that rain did put a dent into the potential for more wildfires and into the drought. here in california we've had wildfires into december in recent years. we still have a long way to go. linsey? >> not out of the woods. will, thanks. let's get to abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano tracking it all. rob, time out this threat for us. >> reporter: it's beginning to move east. it's set records in terms of the strength in the ocean and rainfall we've seen in california. the center going into british columbia. the moisture plume heading to southern california. winter storm warning for the sierras. windy conditions with this thing. the energy will jump into the plains tomorrow. we'll see severe weather from nebraska into texas.
touchdowns possible. here in the east we're dealing with severe weather in the carolinas and flood watches for the big cities along i-95. heavy rain tomorrow morning. possible flooding in new york city. lingering wind and rain in new england into midweek. linsey? >> rob, we know you'll be tracking it for us. thanks so much. next, a new shot of hope for children in the pandemic. moderna announcing the results of their latest study finding it was safe and effective in children 6 to 11 years old. the company says their child vaccine is a half dose of the adult vaccine, administered in two shots 28 days apart. tomorrow an fda advisory panel will review pfizer's vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. it could clear the fda and cdc by the first week of november. when it does, the biden administration says there will be millions of doses ready to go. here's abc's erielle reshef. >> reporter: just one day before an fda panel is set to review and rule on pfizer's vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds, promising
news on moderna's vaccine in younger children. the company reporting a strong immune response in kids 6 to 11. at just half the adult dose, two shots given 28 days apart produced one and a half times the antibodies seen in young adults. and like pfizer, moderna says its vaccine was safe in the younger group with mild side effects like headache, sore arm, fever and fatigue. >> pediatricians who care for these kids want to find a solution. it's a miracle we potentially have one. >> reporter: 28 million children could be eligible for a pfizer shot as early as thursday, november 4th after an expected greenlight from the fda and cdc. the pfizer vaccine was found to be nearly 91% effective in 5 to 11-year-olds. pediatrician amanda dropic enrolled all four of her children in the pfizer trial. >> if it's something i can prevent with a vaccine that is both safe and effective, that's
my job, to protect my kids and other people's kids to the best of my ability. >> reporter: 11-year-old eli and 9-year-old lila say they'll encourage their friends to get vaccinated. >> they should definitely get vaccinated. it really doesn't hurt and it's definitely worth it even if you get a few side effects. >> reporter: just as soon as the vaccine is authorized for 5 to 11-year-olds, the white house says millions of doses will ship out so they are ready at doctor's offices, children's hospitals, pharmacies and clinics. >> for a lot of parents they don't get time off work. if you want an appointment that works for you, i don't think it's too soon to call up and get in line. >> erielle reshef joins us now. erielle, certainly all eyes on tomorrow's fda panel meeting on the pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. walk us through the next steps. >> reporter: well, that fda panel is expected to make its decision by the end of tomorrow. if the fda gives the green light, then thecdc could sign
off by next wednesday which means we could see some of those younger children get their shots in arms by the end of next week. linsey? >> erielle, thank you. next, new details about the fatal shooting on the set of the movie "rust." the crew providing eye witness accounts and affidavits to investigators about that scene being rehearsed in a church. the weapon reportedly set up by the armorer hannah gutierrez-reed. they say it was the assistant director david halls who handed it to actor alec baldwin. kaylee hartung with more. >> reporter: tonight, new eyewitness accounts are giving a more detailed picture of just what happened in this chapel moments before an up and coming cinematographer was fatally wounded on the movie set of "rust." >> so was it loaded with a real bullet or more -- >> i don't -- i cannot tell you that. >> reporter: in search warrants obtained from authorities in santa fe, new mexico, the film's director joel souza telling investigators alec baldwin was sitting in a church pew, preparing for a scene. as he practiced drawing his weapon baldwin pointing the revolver towards the camera
lens. souza says he was standing behind that camera, looking over the shoulder of cinematographer halyna hutchins when he heard what sounded like a whip and then loud pop. a projectile fired, striking and killing hutchins, then piercing souza in the shoulder. a cameraman telling investigators there was no video or audio being recorded at that time. an affidavit saying that the gun was one of three prop guns set up by the armorer hannah gutierrez-reed. and that assistant director dave halls, grabbed the gun off a cart outside the church, then handed it to baldwin on set, yelling cold gun, indicating to everyone there that the prop gun did not have any live rounds, which the a.d. told investigators he believed to be true. industry safety standards ban live ammunition from movie sets. souza telling investigators that firearm safety protocol onset was for gutierrez-reed to inspect the gun, then halls, before he would hand it over to the actor. >> that chain of command is usually the first a.d. and the armorer and the actor, and
that's usually the people that interact with that gun. but the first a.d. won't be touching the gun. they won't be picking the gun up off the cart. >> reporter: as armorer, 24-year-old gutierrez-reed was responsible for all weapons on set. six weeks ago on a podcast she described how nervous she was learning her trade. >> i kinda just caught on by myself. i think loading blanks was like, the scariest thing to me, because i was like, oh, i don't know anything about it. >> reporter: tonight the head of "rust's" electrical department calling out the producers in a post on facebook, writing he worked with hutchins on almost all of her films and that he believes her death was the fault of negligence and unprofessionalism. we just obtained a letter from the film's production company sent to the entire cast and crew saying production here on the set in new mexico is wrapping until investigations are over. no charges have been filed in connection with the shooting. the d.a. says he's not ruling anything out. we expect to hear from him for the first time before cameras on wednesday. linsey? >> kaylee, thank you. now to the tense negotiations over the democrats' build back better plan.
tonight president biden urging his party to strike a deal before he leaves for europe on thursday hoping to tout his domestic agenda on the world stage. over the weekend the president met with hold-out senator joe manchin. tonight manchin says he still has concerns but he's optimistic there will be a framework by the end of the week. facebook confronted with a new round of criticism tonight. the former facebook data scientist turned whistle-blower testifying before the british parliament saying the social media giant chooses growth and profit over safety. the new details of facebook's actions around the events of january 6th. here's abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas. >> reporter: a leak of thousands of pages of internal documents tonight raising more questions about facebook and whether or not the social media giant has fueled hate. facebook whistle-blower francis haugen provided the redacted documents to congress. abc news and 16 other news outlets then obtaining a copy of the files. >> facebook makes more money when you consume more content. >> reporter: haugen, who testified before congress
earlier this month, spoke today in front of the british parliament. >> it pushes you to extremes and it fans hate. anger and hate is the easiest way to grow on facebook. >> reporter: a set of the documents showing that restrictions deployed by facebook to limit potential harmful content and mitigate violence were rolled back after the 2020 election. on january 6th, the day of the insurrection, an internal report showed that posts calling for violence and incitement surged alarmingly. user reports of false news hitting nearly 40,000 per hour. a set of documents suggesting that restrictions deployed by facebook to limit potential harmful content and mitigate violence were rolled back after the 2020 election. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg has responded to the accusations in a post saying the argument that we deliberately pushed content that makes people angry for profit is deeply illogical. facebook says it's working to reduce inflammatory content.
and to hunt for people who continually break the rules. today in an earnings meeting zuckerberg reportedly said he's looking to focus on a younger audience, rather than a broader older one. linsey? >> pierre, thank you. next, the race to find new solutions to the supply chain crisis with the holidays quickly approaching. amazon is adding more planes, fedex, u.p.s. and the u.s. postal service hiring thousands of more workers. the port of miami is luring cargo ships away from more crowded ports. will that all be enough? here's abc's transportation correspondent gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, amazon saying it's taking action to offset the growing supply chain crisis. >> we spend the full year thinking about how do we get ready for the holiday season, this year especially, and with the pandemic, it's been more challenging than most. >> reporter: the retail giant says it has increased the number of ports of entry it uses by 50%, doubled its capacity to process containers at ports, and
will expand its fleet of amazon cargo planes to 85 later this season. >> we've added airplanes. we've added trailers. we've added trucks. we've added vans. and so it allows us to see kind of how do we optimize our network for customers. >> reporter: the u.s. postal service, fedex and u.p.s. also looking for solutions to the crisis. boosting capacity and hiring thousands more workers. the post master general telling "the wall street journal," quote, we're going to kill it this season. severe weather like we've seen the past 24 hours impacting cargo ships stranded off bottlenecked ports on the west coast. a massive fire breaking out on this cargo ship near victoria, canada, after dozens of its shipping containers plummeted into the ocean. with all the trouble off the coasts, secondary ports in cities like miami looking to draw more business to their shores. linsey, here on one of amazon's cargo ramps, the company says it plans to have those 85 planes in the air by december.
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trees were the big problem. >> the east bay still from the 12 punch of that big storm. >> atmospheric river delivering record-setting reign. all the numbers coming up. >> the powerful impact of yesterday's storm. abc news at 6:00 begins now. >> moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc 7 news. the sites. the skies are a lot clearer today. that means it is time to clean up. thank you for joining us. >> you are watching abc 7 news live at 6:00. glad you are with us.
sky seven spotted a rainbow. a welcome sight after the major storm. clouds lingered overhead. we are not done with the wet weather yet. >> no, it is quiet though right now. reports of rain across the bay area. >> the big story of course, the reports we are still getting about the damage from this weekend's weather. that is why we have assigned a team of reporters to check it all out. we are going to hear about what they found is and a few minutes -- in a few minutes. >> spencer, let's start with you. >> i'm happy to show you this image of quiet conditions around the bay area right now. the storm has moved out here. the weather is calm. the storm has left behind rough and dangerous surf. we have a high surf warning in effect until tomorrow morning. large breakers of 20 to 30 feet send the risk of