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>> starts shouting and then he started firing at random directions. >> right now at 11:00 a.m., another mass shooting, this time at a fedex facility in indianapolis. eight people are dead. the gunman killed himself. good morning and thanks for joining us for our midday newscast. i'm chris chmura. police are trying to figure out why the oneman went on the rampage at the fedex facility. president biden has ordered the flags at half staff. just in, the gunman was identified at 19-year-old brandon scott hole. more than 12 hours after the
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shooting, investigators are still at the scene. again, eight people are dead, and the gunman also dead. several others injured. fedex's ceo says all the victims were employees. police say there was no confrontation before the shooting started. the gunman began firing. he killed himself as police arrived on scene. it's still unknown what, if any, connection he had to the fedex facility. the fbi is searching the home of the person they believe could have been the gunman, but they are not confirming that is the home of the person we just told you about. the indianapolis mayor spoke candidly today. >> what we are left with this morning is grief, grief for the families of those killed, grief for the employees who have lost their co-workers and grief for the many americans struggling to understand how tragedies like this continue to occur again and again.
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>> in addition to the eight deaths, five other victims were taken to the hospital. if we get more information during this newscast, to vaccinate everyone. we are now in the middle of day to you of everyone 16 plus becoming eligible for a shot in california. appointments, however, have been tough to hunt down. i went to bakersfield to get my first dose, but closer to home it seems contra costa county now is the place to go. nbc bay area's bob redell joins us live from antioch where you might be able to get a shot with no appointment necessary. is that right, bob? >> reporter: that's correct. you can show up right now and get a shot in this building right behind me. contra costa county, chris, in conjunction with fema and the state of california, have just opened up this walkup shot clinic at the antioch community center. no appointment necessary, and there are still hundreds of shots available for today. as you can see, there's no line right now. the people running this, the government agencies are trying to get the word out to come on over, roll up your sleeve.
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this morning they are placing these sandwich board signs throughout the area along with flyers to let the public know anyone 16 years of age and older can walk up unannounced, again, without an appointment and get a free pfizer shot and a guaranteed appointment for a second shot of the right now it's open to residents of any county so you don't have to be contra costa. you can be from anywhere in the bay area, other places in the central valley this. clinic has enough vaccine for 500 doses a day. yesterday when they opened, they only had 175 people show up. so far this morning only about 80 shots distributed so far which means there are still 420 shots available right now for anyone 16 and up. >> clearly a competent staff. >> how does it feel to have one spot. >> like a huge burden has been lifted, truthfully. >> i walked right in. i didn't even call. i just showed up. >> how do you feel?
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>> i feel fine. >> how does it feel? >> feel better with confidence and being able to interact with other people. makes a big difference, you know. >> we know contra costa county has at least one other walk-up clinic located in richmond. not clear what the supply/demand issue is over there. you can also make appointments online at other clinics at the county by logging on to the health services website. i was just on there, and there are plenty of appointments available over the next few days. reporting live here in antioch, bob redell, "nbc bay area news." >> bob, thanks very much. head towards antioch, folks. let's check the latest numbers in the race to, have a nate people. more than 16 million people in california have received their first dose. about 9 million have received both shots. roughly 23% of the state's population. now, if you received the pfizer vaccine, it's looking like you'll eventually need a booster shot. that's what pfizer's ceo is now saying and some experts tend to agree. many believe an extra dose will likely be necessary within 12
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months of being fully vaccinated. this might apply to the moderna shot, too. nbc news medical correspondent dr. john torres says it could become a yearly shot just like the -- >> what we don't know at this somers point whether you can switch between different types of vaccines for that booster shot, but hopefully will soon. >> here's good news especially if you fear needles. some experts say a covid vaccine booster could be folded into your annual flu shot, two for one basically. all right. we know you have a lot of questions about vaccines and how to get them and how safe they are and we're constantly updating our home page with the very latest information, so if you haven't gotten your shot yet, start your vaccine research at our website, nbcbayarea.com. all right. let's take a live look at the city of san francisco. there are more reopenings thanks to vaccinations. reopenings expanding. let's head over to sharon dads d.a. who is live in the city by the bay. sharon, as we head live into this weekend, sharon, many
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things are changing. >> reporter: that's right, chris, and you can see behind me a relatively quiet covid test site and that's fortunately a sign of the times. the low covid rates along with a growing number of vaccinations is helping to reopen the economy here. san francisco is in the orange tier and says these factors are allowing new reopening guidelines. they include live events can operate indoors with 100% capacity in areas where people have shown proof they are fully vaccinated. outdoor events can operate at 50 boston if participants show proof of full covid vaccination or a negative covid test. indoor dining can now stay open past 11:00 p.m. but maximum six people per table, an hotels may host private gatherings, receptions and meetings with capacity limitations, indoor conventions can be held with up to 150 people with social distancing and masks, and those planning weddings this year say they are relieved to see things opening up. >> it's significantly smaller than we had planned for but
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that's okay. we still get to have one. lots of couples didn't even get to so just staying mindful of that and happy for what we do get to have. >> reporter: if you plan on attending any of these large public events though you should still wear your mask and social distance. and i just got off the phone with the westin st. francis here in san francisco, and they tell me that they already have a wedding booked for october, but they may be booking more weddings earlier now that this has reopened and if people can get their -- their information together and they want to get married, they can do it very soon. reporting live in san francisco, i'm sharon dads d.a., "nbc bay area news." as i understand it the weather this weekend may be pretty good song to ask a question about the beach, kari. do you expect it to be jam packed, filled or stuffed? >> all of the above. we are going to have some nice weather, but it's not going to be as warm. let me show you some comparisons here.
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as we take a live look outside at walnut creek it's beautiful sunny and 62 degrees and we're headed into the mid-70s which is pretty comfortable, but if you are going to be along the coastline today heading to the beach in a spot like pacifica, it's going to be much cooler only reaching the mid-50s for today, so just think about that before you pack up the car. you will need some blankets and jackets and all of that stuff. we'll see our temperatures inland reaching into the mid to upper 70s today, and we see that spread in temperatures getting even larger going into tomorrow. so we'll talk about the beach forecast and our valley forecast. it's coming up a little bit later. chris. >> kari, thanks very much. fremont schools may face legal action from angry parents over continued dips tans learning. weeks ago the district decided to keep schools closed for the rest of the academic year citing the inability to reach an teachers. "the mercury news" said if classrooms do not reopen by
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april 26th. in a statement to "the merc" the superintendent says the parents' frustrations are shared. teachers' demands are not to blame for the stalemate. parents also frustrated in santa rows, a. the district superintendent tells "the press democrat" it's unlikely a full return to the chas room will take place before the school year ends. some parents are threatening to sue there, too, over a lack of urgency. many elementary school students returned to campus in a hybrid model and middle and high school learners are set to begin in-person learning starting april 26th. president biden welcomes the prime minister of japan to the white house. let's turn to scott mcgrew. previously they talked over the phone, scott. now they are going to talk about phones? >> reporter: about phones, yeah, 5g specifically, chris, good morning. the u.s. would like to see its allies be very careful about adopting chinese technology when it comes to those 5g phones and any threats that chinese chips
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might pose to the next generation of cell phone communications. this is consistent with previous white houses which warned our allies about possible dangers, specifically from the company huawei who denies they are connected with the chinese government. we expect the japanese p.m. to show up at the white house any moment and also watch for a statement on taiwan when the two of them hold a press conference later this afternoon. the japanese prime minister and the president. taiwan a separate country from china, of course, but the u.s. and japan are -- tend to dance around that fact because china doesn't see it as two countries. talking about taiwan from the white house will be a big signal to china. updating you on the attack on the capitol, it was 100 days ago the first guilty plea from an attacker who would do arm to our country. jason schaffer of indiana, that's the man on the right wearing the blues, admits to unlawfully entering congress and obstructing an official proceeding. the fbi says he's a longtime member of the oath keepers and
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indeed that is what it says on his hat. after today's meeting at the white house, the bidens will leave -- head to delaware for the weekend. chris, this is kind of a new thing for presidents. the obamas and the bushes largely stayed in the white house. they would travel home frinlt. president trump and biden have left the white house nearly every weekend >> you said he was a member of the oath keepers, not anti-facts and circumstances right? >> yes, indeed. that's certainly what his hat says and what the fbi says as well, chris. >> more people need to know that. not antifa. >> yes. >> scott, thanks very much. >> coming cup, a plea for justice. it's been six years since a cop killed a 12-year-old but his family isn't backing down. we'll share renewed requests next and we'll walk you the royal family's plan to say good-bye to prince philip tomorrow. please stay with us.
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a mystery in marin county. still no sign of a possible missing boater in richardson bay. a friend of the boater skis discovered the 50-foot fishing boat empty and adrift. the coast guard began searching last night and the resumed so much at sunrise. still no boater. new details about the case of a cleveland cop who killed a 12-year-old boy. the family of tamir rice is asking the justice department to reopen a civil rights case. rice was playing with a toy gun outside a rec center in 2014 when someone called police. the cop responded and shot rice claiming he was reaching for the gun. federal prosecutors have not charged the officer saying the video of the video is too grain toe show what exactly happened. in the east bay, demonstrators plan to make their voices heard tonight following the recent shooting death of daunte wright in minnesota and the death of george floyd about a year oak. the city of oakland says it's aware of a planned protest
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downtown for 8:00 p.m. if you need to pass through that area. fair warning. streets, freeways and bridges might be clogged or closed. tomorrow britain's royal family will hold a funeral for prince philip, queen elizabeth's husband. nbc's correspondent keir simmons has a look at the event what, it will include and why it's been scaled back a bit. >> reporter: in just over 24 hours, prince philip will be laid to rest in st. george's chapel, a day of family good-byes, military honors and history. the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. eastern when the coffin will be brought from the private chapel at windsor castle to the state entrance. at 2:40 here, 9:40 eastern, it will be place in a modified land rover that prince philip himself created. he had a passion for design. at 2:45, 9:45 eastern, the hearse will proceed through a route lined by military person toll arrive eight minutes later at the west steps of
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st. george's chapel where the royal marines will lift a coffin and carry it inside. the funeral will take place at 3:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. eastern following a national minute of silence. buckingham pail as has revealed 309-person guest list and the formation of those walking behind the hears. his children princess anne and prince charles will be followed by prince edward and prince andrew. coming after will be his grandchildren prince william and prince harry, though they will be separated by their cousin peter phillips. the two famously walked with their grandfather at princess diana' funeral. the queen will travel in a bentley behind the process and then perhaps the most poignant moment of a day filled with meeting. during the ceremony she will sit alone. the queen will be alone, of course, because of coronavirus restrictions. in fact, all of the guests, including members of the royal family, will be wearing masks. the archbishop of canterbury urging people to have compassion
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for the queen saying that she will, of course, have great dignity but to remember that she is saying good-bye to her husband of 73 years. keir simmons, nbc news, windsor. >> again, you can watch prince philip's funeral live right here on nbc bay area tomorrow morning starting at 6:30. it's getting easier to book your stay in one of california's state parks. according to sf gate this week, the state is sharing its camping reservation data with hit camp, an app based in san francisco. the app allows people to see bookings and cancellations in realtime making it easier to fill the coveted spot. if you're look for weekend plans, all national parks are free tomorrow to celebrate the first day of national park week free. sounds fantastic, kari. how perfect will be weather be to visit at national park for free? >> pretty nice, yeah. i mean, those hiking spots are definitely going to be very popular this weekend, especially
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with it being free, so i'm thinking about muir woods. make sure you make your reservation in advance. let's get a like look outside in san jose. it is beautiful out there. we've had a lot of these days, right, and here's a look at our temperatures reaching 71 degrees in san jose and 73 for a high today in morgan hill and we'll be up to 75 in concord. napa today reaching 74 and san francisco, we're staying in the 50s here at least for most of the day, and if you're one of the lucky few able to go to the as game tonight, it's going to be chilly, windy, so make sure you're dressed appropriately. we're only going to be at 59 degrees at first pitch, and then it drops down into the mid-50s, and when you add in that wind, it feels a lot cooler. okay. so as we take a live look outside in walnut creek, once again our temperatures in the low 60s. we're heading into the mid-70s for today, so a lot of our inland spots will have a very comfortable afternoon but then it starts to warm up. if you're packing up the car,
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maybe heading to sonoma valley, expect it to reach into the low 70s today, but it will be warmer tomorrow reaching 81 degrees, and it continues to warm up with sunday's high temperature reaching 86 degrees. so you need the summer gear, but if you're heading to santa cruz, we have some very comfortable temperatures there, reaching 70 degrees for today and tomorrow and then 74 degrees on sunday. that sunshine will continue as well. and then if you're looking for some cooler weather and want to see some snow. it's going to be a great weekend to go to it a home. we did have some light snow that fell in spotter some spots touring the week so the temperatures will reach into the mid-50s so you do want to get there soon if you want to partake in some of the winter activities because the snow does continue to melt. i mean, take a look at how warm it's going to be on sunday, reaching 62 degrees, so we do still have this large area of high pressure that's kept it dry and also we'll heat up our
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temperatures, but next week that starts to move back to the west and toss allow for a couple of storm systems to move to the north of us. unfortunately, it doesn't look like we're going to get any rain out of this. we've been watching this, and the potential of some of those showers moving in for tuesday and wednesday. at this point it still looks pretty dry, but at least we will get some cooler temperatures and there may be some snow showers february for the sierras so we'll be keeping an eye on that. here in the bay area, we'll see our temperatures reaching into the mid-70s. up to 86 degrees for the inland valleys on sunday and that's spots like napa as well as heading over towards livermore, gilroy, morgan hill. we'll see these temperatures for sunday, and then monday it starts to come down a little bit but in with that we do get some gusty winds. we transition to the cooler air which is about normal for this time of year in the low to mid-70s but tuesday into wednesday. san francisco is going to see also a boost in temperatures.
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we're in the upper 50s today and then by sunday we'll see our high reaching about 70 degrees and we'll cool back down to the 60s as we go into next week. so not a bad forecast. i just wish we could get a little bit of rain here, chris. >> yeah. we do need it. kari, thanks very much. a big milestone is approaching for the "today" show. this sunday marks the fifth year of "sunday today" with willie geist. he and his team have helped transform the show by creating the popular segment "sunday sit-down" where he talks with hollywood stars like jerry seinfeld and kerry washington and what motivates them. we talked with mr. geist this morning about how the show has evolved the past few years. >> i think what's really changed is our guest list and our ability to attract people to come on the show who as these things work, they see somebody they know on the show or see somebody they respect or admire and agree to do it is a well. >> set your dvr. you can watch the five-year anniversary show live right here on nbc bay area
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sunday morning starting at 5:00 a.m. before "today in the bay" at 7:00 a.m. happening today, a napa county native is returning from space. kate rubens has been on the international space station for six months. the vintage high school uc san diego and stanford grad was the first astronaut to sequence dna in space. she and two russian cosmonauts are flying back to earth and will parachute to a field in kazakhstan around 8:30 tonight. nasa is holding a virtual welcome back event. coming up, if you've checked your social media feed today, you probably saw this, a grandma celebrating during last night's wnba draft. she wasn't the only grand ma taking over primetime. we have yet another feel-good moment just ahead, but, first, happening now. shark band getting ready to reopen when they host the coyotes.
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it will be the first time that the sap center has hosted an event with fans in attend abs. fans who want to go need to prove they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative covid test. we'll be right back.
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more nostalgic. the. >> to a certain extent there's always an appetite for nostalgia, that people, you know, they experience things from their past, their youth, whether it's music or movies, and those are the things that they sort of latch on to, that they have special memories about. >> to find out more about what triggers the feeling of nostalgia check out our partner channel lx. it's 11-15 over the air, and 185 on xfinity cable or any time on lx.com. dur see this? a fan at dodger stadium wednesday night paying a hefty price for a home run ball. justin turner belts the home run to center field. a fan ends up with it, also ends up wearing his nachos and cheese. wait for it on his shirt. the ball splarnd down right in his plate. watch it here in slow motion. the clothes possibly ruined. the guy got a new long sleeve shirt from the team and a heck of a story to tell his friends.
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>> i told my friends that i'm never going to wash the sweater. it's no big deal. they were kind enough to give me a sweatshirt so i'm really thankful for that. >> never going to wash it, come on. turner sent him another order of nachos because those babies are not cheap. the nachos there 12.95 plus a mortgage. all right. check out this grandma stealing the show during half the night's wnba draft dressed up at her granddaughter mikaela inouye who is now heading to play with the new york liberty. did you catch this moment during the latin american music awards last night? the moment is going viral. zunea won extraordinary evolution. the award was presented by his very own grandmother. you can see she was totally surprised. he was, too. tears of joy for both. all right. kari, one last check of the weather. >> it's going to be a great weekend, but it be warming up in
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our inland valleys. we'll see the temperatures reaching into the mid-80s so prepare for a little taste of summer. chris? >> all right. kari, have a good weekend. thank you so much for joining us. our next newscast sat 5:00. you can also get the very latest news updates in realtime at nbcbayarea.com. have a good afternoon and a great weekend.
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