The victims of the LGBTQ club mass shooting have been revealed; driver explains how he ran into a group of cadets; and one person is dead after a car crashes into an Apple store. These stories and more highlight the morning rundown for Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.
Victims identified in mass shooting – Officials identified the five people who died in Saturday night’s mass shooting in Colorado Springs at an LGBTQ club. Some of the victims worked at the club and others were visiting for the first time. Authorities charged the alleged shooter with five counts of murder and a hate crime.
An Army veteran who was in the bar at the time of the shooting is credited for taking the shooter down and saving countless lives.
“I just know I got into mode, and I needed to save my family. And that family was, at that time, everybody in that room,” Richard Fierro said.
Driver who hit recruits says he fell asleep – Last week 25 law enforcement recruits were on a morning jog when an SUV crashed into them. The driver who plowed into the group says he fell asleep at the wheel.
Dramatic video captured the moment an SUV slammed into 25 law enforcement recruits. Five of the joggers were critically injured, and one is in grave condition. A tragedy that the driver says was an accident.
The driver was reportedly on the way to work and says he fell asleep. This is after the local Sheriff’s Department said they had reason to believe it was intentional.
No charges have been filed in the ongoing investigation.
Car crashes into busy Apple store – One person is dead and at least 19 others are injured after a car plowed into an Apple store just outside of Boston Monday morning.
Officials said the store was crowded with holiday shoppers when the car came barreling inside, but how the crash happened is under investigation. Police say they have been questioning the driver.
“This morning was an unthinkable morning and people are trying to get through it and process what happened. This investigation is active and ongoing. We are very limited as to what we can say at this point,” Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said.
Senators’ call to action on Live Nation – It was one week ago when all was calm on Ticketmaster, before the presale of Taylor Swift concert tickets went live. The sale broke down parts of its website and brought renewed attention to a government probe into the company’s size.
The DOJ reportedly announced an investigation into Ticketmaster and its parent company “Live Nation.” The two powerhouses in ticket sales merged with government approval back in 2010. But now, three U.S. senators are sounding off on anti-trust laws, urging the Justice Department to break up Ticketmaster and Live Nation.
The senators say the company is eating up competition for ticket sales. Live Nation owns about 60% of the market space.
Iran protests during World Cup – During the World Cup on Monday, soccer players for Iran stood in silence and in solidarity with its people during the country’s national anthem before the match began.
The players refused to sing along to the anthem as an act of protest toward their country amid unrest. Protests erupted around the world after a 22-year-old girl died in Iranian police custody. Iranian authorities allegedly arrested her for not abiding by the country’s dress code.
Many are calling the protests the most significant sign of defiance that the Iranian government has seen in decades.
THE VICTIMS OF THE LGBTQ CLUB MASS SHOOTING REVEALED; WHY A DRIVER RAN INTO A GROUP OF CADETS; AND ONE DEAD AFTER A CAR CRASHES INTO AN APPLE STORE. THESE STORIES AND MORE HIGHLIGHT THE MORNING RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2022.
VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN MASS SHOOTING
THE FACES YOU’RE SEEING ON YOUR SCREEN ARE THE FIVE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN SATURDAY NIGHT’S MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS AT AN “LGBTQ CLUB.”
SOME OF THE VICTIMS WORKED AT THE CLUB…OTHERS…VISITING FOR THE FIRST TIME.
THE SHOOTER IS BEING CHARGED WITH FIVE COUNTS OF MURDER **AND A HATE CRIME.
THE BAR PATRON WHO TOOK DOWN THE SHOOTER BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED…AN ARMY VETERAN…IS CREDITED FOR STOPPING THE SHOOTING AND SAVING COUNTLESS LIVES.
RICHARD M. FIERRO | BAR PATRON WHO STOPPED SHOOTER: “I just know I got into mode and I needed to save my family. And that family was, at that time, everybody in that room.”
DRIVER WHO HIT RECRUITS FELL ASLEEP
LAST WEEK 25 LAW ENFORCEMENT RECRUITS WERE ON A MORNING JOG WHEN THEY WERE HIT BY AN S-U-V.
NOW…THE DRIVER WHO PLOWED INTO THE GROUP SAYS HE “FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.”
DRAMATIC VIDEO CAPTURED THE MOMENT AN SUV SLAMMED INTO 25 LAW ENFORCEMENT RECRUITS.
FIVE OF THE JOGGERS WERE CRITICALLY INJURED WITH ONE IN **GRAVE CONDITION.
A TRAGEDY THAT THE DRIVER SAYS WAS AN ACCIDENT.
THE DRIVER WAS REPORTEDLY ON THE WAY TO WORK…AND SAYS HE FELL ASLEEP.
AFTER THE LOCAL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT HAVE SAID THEY HAD REASON TO BELIEVE IT WAS **INTENTIONAL.
NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AS THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.
CAR CRASHES INTO BUSY APPLE STORE
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND AT LEAST 19 OTHERS ARE INJURED AFTER A CAR PLOWED INTO AN APPLE STORE JUST OUTSIDE OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MONDAY MORNING.
WITH IT BEING THANKSGIVING BREAK…OFFICIALS SAID THE STORE WAS BUSY WITH CUSTOMERS SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE TIME THE CAR CAME BARRELING INSIDE.
HOW THE CRASH HAPPENED IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. POLICE SAY THEY HAVE BEEN QUESTIONING THE DRIVER.
TIM CRUZ | PLYMOUTH COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY: “This morning was an unthinkable morning and people are trying to get through it and process what happened. This investigation is active and ongoing. We are very limited as to what we can say at this point.”
SENATORS’ CALL TO ACTION ON LIVE NATION
IT WAS ONE WEEK AGO WHEN ALL WAS CALM ON TICKETMASTER…
BEFORE THE PRESALE OF TAYLOR SWIFT CONCERT TICKETS WENT LIVE.
THE SALE BROKE DOWN PARTS OF ITS WEBSITE…
AND BROUGHT RENEWED ATTENTION TO A GOVERNMENT PROBE INTO THE COMPANY’S SIZE.
THE DOJ HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN INVESTIGATING TICKETMASTER AND ITS PARENT COMPANY “LIVE NATION”.
THE TWO POWER-HOUSES IN TICKET-SALES MERGED WITH GOVERNMENT APPROVAL BACK IN 20-10.
BUT NOW…THREE U.S. SENATORS ARE SOUNDING OFF ON ANTI-TRUST LAWS…
URGING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO BREAK UP TICKETMASTER AND LIVE NATION.
THE SENATORS SAY THE COMPANY IS EATING UP COMPETITION FOR TICKET-SALES…WITH LIVE NATION OWNING ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE MARKET SPACE.
IRAN PROTESTS DURING WORLD CUP
DURING THE WORLD CUP ON MONDAY…SOCCER PLAYERS FOR IRAN STOOD IN SILENCE — AND IN SOLIDARITY WITH ITS PEOPLE — DURING THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE THE MATCH BEGAN.
THE PLAYERS…NOT SINGING ALONG TO THE ANTHEM AS AN ACT OF PROTEST TOWARD THEIR COUNTRY AMID UNREST.
PROTESTS HAVE ERUPTED IN IRAN AND AROUND THE WORLD FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A 22 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO DIED IN IRANIAN-POLICE CUSTODY.
SHE WAS ARRESTED ALLEGEDLY FOR NOT ABIDING BY THE COUNTRY’S DRESS CODE.
THE COUNTRY’S PROTESTS ARE SEEN AS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT “SIGN OF DEFIANCE” ITS GOVERNMENT HAS SEEN IN DECADES.
WE’LL HAVE MORE OF THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR YOU AT NOON.