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Seven Dead, Including Gunman, in Shooting at Wisconsin Sikh Temple; Three Temple Victims in Critical Condition; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Being Used to Stop Crime; NASA Probe to Land on Mars
Aired August 5, 2012 - 22:00 ET
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DON LEMON, CNN HOST: I'm Don Lemon at the CNN world headquarters in Atlanta. It's the top of the hour. We're going to continue following developing news out of Wisconsin. But we also want to get you up to speed on some of the other stories.
But first, let's talk about the suspect in today's mass shooting at a Sikh temple. He was a white man about 40 years old. That's from Thomas Ahern with the Chicago division of the ATF. An officer killed the suspect and was wounded in the fire fight. Six others are dead. Police face chaos and carnage as the attack unfolded.
Here's a recording of the police dispatch from earlier today.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Need an ambulance. I do not see a shooter anywhere. I am on the -- just come in behind me.
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LEMON: We're going to have more on this story in a moment.
But first, the other headlines of the day right now.
Race track officials in Pennsylvania are confirming that lightning has killed one person and injured at least ten others. It happened during the Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR race at Pocono race way.
CNN Affiliate WBRE is reporting that strike happened late this afternoon in the raceway parking lot.
Egypt's president vowing to capture those responsible for what he calls a traitor's attack. At least 15 Egyptian soldiers were killed as masked men attacked an army check point as the men were breaking their Ramadan fast. That's from the northern Sinai security official. Nine others are wounded. Egypt's president calling on the military council to hold an emergency meeting.
Republican senator Lindsey Graham had some tough words for Harry reed this morning. Last week on the Senate floor, the majority leader suggested presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn't paid any taxes for years, even though Reid admits he has no proof. Reid did say this could be the reason why Romney hasn't released more tax returns. Graham reacted this morning on CNN's "STATE OF THE UNION." (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R), SOUTH CAROLINA: What he did on the floor of the Senate is so out of bounds. I think he's lying about his statement, knowing something about Romney. This is what's wrong --
CANDY CROWLEY, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: That's pretty stiff. You think the leader of the Senate is lying?
GRAHAM: I really do.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LEMON: The son of Philadelphia eagles head coach Andy Reid was found dead in his room at the Eagles Training Camp at Lehigh University. Garrett Reid assisted the strength and conditioning staff at the camp. Police say there were no signs of suspicious activity. But an investigation is now underway. Garrett was just 29 years old.
A four-hour hostage situation ends peacefully in California. Police say a man held two employees hostage at a sporting goods store. They add that the suspect surrendered after hostage negotiators talked to him. Police believe it was a botched robbery.
So many chilling moments unfolded when police were dealing with today's shooting rampage at a Sikh temple. The gunman and six others are now dead. Let's hear more from police dispatch now.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're approaching. He's not moving.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 10-4.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Subject down! Officer down! Bring the ambulance!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have one officer shot.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Franklin dispatch. Squad 75, 12th Howell Avenue. Subject with a gun. Balding, white t-shirt, officer down.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
LEMON: We have been uncovering new developments on this story on the suspect, the gun, on the moments of terror inside the Sikh temple.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick has been working her sources and has more for us now from New York.
Deb, what are you learning new?
DEBORAH FEYERICK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, first of all, we do want to update you on the condition of the three people who were critically wounded. Three people had been rushed to a nearby trauma center just moments after the shooting occurred. They were suffering -- one of them was suffering gunshot wounds to the abdomen and chest. Another to the face and other extremities. One to the neck. We are told that two of those men are now out of surgery. They are recovering. But a third, however, still on that table undergoing what doctors are calling a complex procedure. We don't know what specifically that means. All we can say is two are out of surgery. One is still essentially undergoing this procedure and presumably still struggling to make it through.
We can tell you about the search that's going on in the gunman's home. Authorities try to uncover what evidence they can as to the motive. FBI saying they don't have a motive yet. So while they're considering that it's potentially domestic terrorism, they don't have a motive. So they're not willing to say that definitively just yet -- Don.
LEMON: Deborah Feyerick. Thank you, Deb.
You know, we're also getting new details about the gunman in this case direct from an ATF agent at the scene.
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THOMAS AHERN, ATF AGENT: A white male, approximately 40 years of age, and that's all we have as far as his motive and as we -- we're a long way from that right now. As I said, this is still very fluid with the warrants being served right now at his residence and the scene still being processed. There's a lot of interviews that need to take place with witnesses from inside the temple and so forth and just to reconstruct the crime scene and the timeline of this is still a ways off.
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LEMON: And one man who works as a translator told us that witnesses inside the temple explained to him what happened in the moments of terror. Take a listen.
KANWARDEEP SINGH KALEKA, SIKH TEMPLE MEMBER: My gut is that there's probably just one. There are just some accounts that conflict in a way that maybe there's two in terms of hearing multiple gunshots. So, they hear gunshots in the immediate vicinity. It's a question of whether it's an echo or gunshots of a policeman or another gunman.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: And you also did hear witness testimony on the actual shooter. You're saying according to witnesses, he had a 9/11 tattoo. He was a Caucasian male. What else can you tell us about this witness that you heard from witnesses -- or this shooter.
KALEKA: I mean basically, he was fairly tall, around six feet. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black pants in terms of actual description. Supposedly he might have been driving a red car. We couldn't get a license plate on it. Yes, and that's pretty much what we understand up to this point.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: Set the scene for us. Tell us about the layout of the temple and what witnesses have told you in terms of where the shooting took place. This was about an hour before most of the people would be arriving for the 11:30 service. Tell us what you can in terms of what you've heard on what happened.
KALEKA: So essentially the temple is located just off the street. There's a large parking lot once you drive in a little bit and when the gunmen opened fire right at entrance of the parking lot, killing at least one, if not two people, there. The gunman proceed to enter -- and I'm not sure where the gunshots were fired at that point. It might have been in this area just outside what we call the religious room, where we keep our holy book and where people pray.
And people from the kitchen had heard it. They fled. And then, I guess he went into the holy room and opened fired on some individuals there, injuring multiple, mainly turbaned individuals.
And beyond that, he did open fire -- he actually went to another area off to the side where the kitchen area was, where a lot of the ladies were cooking the food we feed the congregation and open fired there. They were fortunate enough to basically duck down and dodge it. There were really only minor injuries. But, for the most part, yes, it was mainly, most of the stuff was done in front of the holy room and in the holy room.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: You say the possible targets here were turbaned individuals. You are talking about male victims and you say that these were holy men, a few priests, in your estimation through what you have heard from witnesses' targeted.
KALEKA: It seems the few casualties that have been divulged to me have been the equivalent of priests, the holy leaders of our temple as well as my uncle, who was one of them, who was one of the administrators of the temple. And so, it's mainly those individuals who were targeted or shot.
Yes, I mean, maybe it was because the ladies were fortunate enough to dodge it out, but so far most of the people I've heard of getting shot or killed were all turbaned males.
LEMON: Of course, more on this story in moments here on CNN. Other news to cover as well. It's called seven minutes of terror. And just hours, after 35 million miles, a Mars rover. We are trying to survive a Martian atmosphere. We are going to have details next.
LEMON: The planet Mars about it to get another visitor from earth. It's happening in just a couple hours, and this is it. It's a robot, the biggest robot we've ever sent to land on another planet. A rover and a mobile laboratory with the perfect name, Curiosity. It is on final approach right now. And if all goes as planned, we'll soon plop down on the surface of Mars. The third machine launched from earth to land on the red planet.
CNN's John Zarrella on the west coast tonight at Pasadena, California, is where he is.
John, nothing gets space fans fired up like a Mars landing. So, describe the atmosphere where you are at the jet propulsion laboratory right now.
JOHN ZARRELLA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Don, it is really amped up here.
You know, there are about 400 credentialed members of the media starting to gather, huge crowd. A lot of members of the science team. A lot of members from NASA Washington. NASA administrators is her. The White House's adviser on space and science is here. Anybody and everybody involved in space is here for this big event.
In just about three hours, Curiosity is going to hit the Martian atmosphere. It is called entry to set and landing. And NASA put out this little pamphlet for all of us called "EDL for dummies" because it is quite a complicated series of events that's going to take place.
Again, about three hours, Curiosity is going to hit Martian atmosphere traveling at 1300 miles per hour stirring its way through the upper atmosphere then a parachute will eventually deploy, slowing Curiosity down further. After that there will be a series of other maneuvers that take place, rockets that are firing, the back shell comes off of the vehicle, then in the final, final maneuver, a sky crane drops Curiosity gently down on the surface of Mars.
If any one of these series of events goes wrong, Don, the mission will be lost. I had a chance to speak with the president of the Mars society, Robert Zubrin, who talked about just how critical tonight's events are.
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ROBERT ZUBRIN, MARS SOCIETY PRESIDENT: It's very scary. NASA has really bet the farm on this one. This is -- if it succeeds, it's going to be by far the best Mars exploration mission ever. It, you know, Curiosity has got instrumentation on it, water mention would how proven the Mars exploration rovers did. It has the power, the ability to travel for years and transmit enormous amounts of data.
But if it fails, it's going to be really bad. It will be loss not only of the $2 billion mission, but of a decade of preparation and probably the decade to follow.
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ZARRELLA: The reason he says that is because if there are no other big Mars robotic missions on the books. A couple smaller ones. If this succeeds, Don, it could jump start Mars exploration, but if not, Mars exploration could be in real trouble -- Don.
LEMON: OK. So we hope it's not, you know, they don't get off to a false start as they do three, two, hold it, don't do it again. Because the last we saw on NASA's Web site, all systems are nominal. We're hoping that's good, John. ZARRELLA: Yes, very, very good right now. In fact, they had opportunities to do some course corrections in the final hours, and they did not have to do those because they are on such a precise trajectory towards the landing site called the gale crater.
LEMON: OK. Listen, how long is this thing going to last up there? The last rover has lived a lot longer than they originally thought.
ZARRELLA: Yes, and most all of them ultimately do. That's how good the NASA team is. In fact, there's a mock up of it sitting behind me. One of the things this has is called an RTG, a radio icytope thermal electric generator. Nuclear power. It could last for 50 years.
Now, the rest of the systems won't, but the plan for this mission is two years. And then, if there's money, they'll continue on beyond that. Because they believe this gale crater site is so rich in the kinds of things they want to investigate, looking for water, looking for carbon, looking for methane. All of the building blocks of life. The longer they can be down on the planet, the better chances they have, Don, of finding out whether life ever existed on Mars or perhaps even still does.
LEMON: The future is now. Space, the final frontier.
John Zarrella, don't go anywhere. We're going to talk to you a little later on in this broadcast.
Thank you, very excited. John.
LEMON: Very excited the numbers there at the Jet Propulsion in Pasadena.
In the meantime, we must talk about politics, of course. A mudslinging between the presidential candidates, not just on the campaign trail. Now senators are getting down and dirty and trading insults. We'll tell you what they're bickering over now.
LEMON: Presidential campaign getting really nasty and not just for the two men running to win the White House.
Last week majority leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to suggest that Republican Mitt Romney hasn't paid any taxes in year years, and despite admitting he doesn't have any proof to back up his claim. All his fellow senators, Republican Lindsey Graham offered a response. We see more often on the playground that Reid is flat out lying.
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GRAHAM: I've actually been around this town for a while. I actually like Harry. But what he did on the floor in the senate is out of bounds. I think he's lying about his statement about knowing something about Romney.
CROWLEY: That's pretty stiff. You think the leader of the Senate is lying?
GRAHAM: I really do. I think he's created an issue here. I think he's making things up at a time when the country is just about to fall apart. Cyber security, there's a bipartisan desire to do this. There's plenty of blame to go around. But Candy, we're running out of time as a nation.
Let's start talking about the real issues that matter to real people. And I just can't let that pass. I just cannot believe the majority leader of the United States Senate would take the floor twice, make accusations that are absolutely unfounded in my view and quite frankly making things up to divert the campaign away from the real issues.
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LEMON: Well, some pundits suggest that Reid's accusation is just the way for Democrats to keep the focus on Mitt Romney's personal wealth.
A suspected gunman opens fire in a temple's holy room. An officer takes at least one bull let before killing the suspect. You're going to hear the recordings from the police dispatch as today's tragedy in Wisconsin unfolded.
LEMON: Police face chaos and carnage as a mass shooting unfolded today at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. The officer who shot and killed the suspect was wounded in the fire fight. I want you to listen now to the description of the chaos that went on. It's a police recording from the dispatch in Wisconsin.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE POLICE: The subject is not moving. We're approaching upon him. He's not moving.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE POLICE: 10-4.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE POLICE: Subject down! Officer a down! Bring the ambulance!
UNIDENTIFIED MALE POLICE: We have one officer shot.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE POLICE: Franklin dispatch. Squad 75, south 12th Powell Avenue. Subject with the gun, balding, white t-shirt. Officer down.
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LEMON: Meanwhile, we're getting new details about the suspect. Here's Thomas Ahern with Chicago's ATF division.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AHERN: A white male, approximately 40 years of age. That's all we have. As far as his motive in this, we're a long way from that right now. And as I said, the situation is still very fluid with the warrants being served right now at his residence and the scene still being processed.
There's a lot of interviews that need to take place with witnesses from inside the temple and so forth and just to reconstruct the crime scene and the time line of this is still a ways off.
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LEMON: Thomas Ahern with the ATF.
Now, let's talk with Doctor Rajwant Singh who was on the scene. He joins me now from Washington, the chairman of the Sikh council on religion and education.
Of course, now comes a really tough job of burying, sadly, the people who were lost there. The community is galvanizing, has been galvanized to see that some good comes out of this. We spoke about that. What happens next for these folks in the Sikh community?
RAJWANT SINGH, CHAIRMAN, SIKH COUNCIL ON RELIGION AND EDUCATION: Well, we are already receiving messages from Sikh leaders and activists from all over the country. There's already a drive to collect funds for the victims as well as the police officers. And we want to support the community nationally. And of course, the cremation will take place after the investigations are complete, and we will continue to pray for the well being of the families and all those affected. And especially my heart goes out to all the women and children who were in the building at that time. We'll continue to pray and support. And we are also touched by support from the American friends and the religious leadership.
LEMON: You also mentioned earlier sentiments about the shooter. And you said you were praying for the shooter as well. A surprising sentiment so early on in this incident, in this tragedy.
SINGH: Well, you know, in our faith we have always -- our prayer ends by saying (SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE) which means God, please take care of everyone, every human being as your child. So take care of that.
So, it's coming from that aspect that we are seeking well being. And God knows what was going on in his mind that he had to take this out and kill so many people. But ultimately, you know, we all have some responsibility living in society. How do we lift each human being so nobody's left behind and has to resort to such means to harm other people?
So, we will continue to pray for anybody, you know, whether it's a victim or the aggressor here. But at the same time, we would want that we all, as a nation, come together and take a lesson. Not just from here but Aurora or Virginia tech or any transcript. And how do we, as a nation, as a community, come together and support each other? And that is what we are hoping will come out of this tragedy.
LEMON: Yes. And out of this tragedy, you wanted to make an opportunity out of this tragedy for people to learn more about Sikhism. And you, in fact, invited anyone who is listening or watching around the world to go to a temple this coming Sunday.
SINGH: Absolutely. This is our tradition, that we invite -- in fact, in the old times, when a Sikh man is ready to eat a meal, he has to make a call. Is anybody hungry? Please come and join and share a meal with me. So, that tradition continues. That every Sikh service ends with a community meal where everybody or anybody can come, whether it's the Pope or a homeless or a businessman. They all can come together.
So, we are inviting all Americans, especially people who are living in the vicinity of the Sikh temples across the nation. Please come and join and be part of our love fest, I would call it. That we want to have shares our love and a feeling with each one of you.
So, -- and if anybody wants to wear a turban to show your solidarity, we will lend out our turbans for you to feel how does it -- you know, what kind of feeling you might have to wear a color on your head.
LEMON: Thank you. You know, I just I find it fascinating and refreshing that you have such a good spirit about this, especially so close to this incident happening earlier today. And it's not one -- you're not accusatory. You're not angry. You are inviting people to come in, and I think that is just that's amazing. I just can't thank you enough for doing that. Again, I applaud you for it.
SINGH: I just want to add one small thing. My name ends with "Singh" and you interviewed another sing on this station. "Singh" means lion. And every male has a last name "Singh," which was a sense to bring equality. And every woman has the last name Kaur, K-A-U-R, which means princess. So, it is a sense of bringing people together. Being fearless in any situation. So that is the concept that we honor deeply in our faith.
LEMON: Dr. Rajwant Singh, thank you.
SINGH: Thank you so much, Don. I really, really appreciate it.
LEMON: All right.
SINGH: God bless you.
LEMON: You as well.
You know, this is a very important story. We're going to keep following it this hour as news develops here. New information live from Wisconsin with our Ted Rowlands next.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) LEMON: Candle light vigil being held tonight in Milwaukee, not far from where a gunman opened fire today inside a Sikh temple. Six people were killed. Three others are in critical condition. The gunman believed to be killed as well. The latest from Wisconsin hospital says the officer shot and killed the suspect described as a white man about 40 years old.
Let's talk now with CNN's Ted Rowlands live in Wisconsin.
Ted, you're learning new information. What do you know?
TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (via phone): Well, Don, a couple things.
First of all, we just watched a family walk out of the temple area where they have been at a bowling alley where they have been held and they're talking with investigators. They were very, very upset, very emotional. We do believe that the names are just being released now. Two of the family members and two of the members of this temple that have been waiting for hours. And just a very emotional scene out here right now.
We also have learned from the ATF that they're taking their time. They expect to be at the suspect's house for much of the evening. And one of the reasons for the cautious technique that they're using going into that home is, as you might imagine, what happened in Aurora.
Now, there's no reason for them to believe that the home would be booby-trapped or anything like that, but they say they are taking their time. They will be there throughout the night. But going, they are going there very, very cautiously because, of course, the landscape has changed after Aurora.
LEMON: All right. Ted Rowlands, thank you very much as we continue to follow this breaking news here. I think we need to take a moment to reflect here.
As Ted just reported, sometimes we say things and they just come right out and we gloss over them. Family members finding out the name of a loved one. Imagine getting that call or hearing that news. Your loved one has been shot and killed for no apparent reason. And it's been happening so much in the news. We're hearing about it over and over.
Just two weeks ago we went through a very similar thing. A moment of reflection here. We're back in a moment.
LEMON: We can't see it from earth, but something very exciting is about to happen way out in space. In just a short time, fingers crossed, a NASA rover called Curiosity will reach the surface of the planet Mars.
John Zarrella, can I call you a space geek? I guess we all are. At least I am. John is at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California right now. Curiosity at the end of a long journey. Flying since November, right? Just getting to Mars will be a triumph.
ZARRELLA: Yes, 354 million miles, it had to travel to get there, over an eight-month period. And you can see behind me, all of these people. In fact, the guy, Adam Steltzner, who is the head of the entry descent and landing team is in here taking pictures with other members of the Mars Science lab team, the Curiosity Rover team.
I said have you finished biting off all your nails? He said, yes, they're just about gone. And, you know, it's amazing to see how calm these people all are because NASA has never before in the history of Mars exploration attempted this kind of a landing on the red planet.
In about two 1/2 hours, as you mentioned, Don, curiosity is going to hit the top of the atmosphere traveling at 13,000 miles per hour.
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ZARRELLA: Here you go. You can hear them cheering behind me. At that point, a parachute is going to deploy shortly thereafter, further slowing Curiosity's speed. Then engine rocket motors are going to fire, leveling up the vehicle. The heat shield comes off. Then a sky crane drops Curiosity down to the surface.
And if it any one of these things should go wrong, the mission is lost. But, it's amazing to see this entire science team here, Don, behind me all so calm and excited. But again, in not too long a period of time, they'll all be up in mission control, watching and waiting with the rest of the world and with us to see if Curiosity makes it down to the surface.
There's Adam Steltzner, right over here. He's the head of the entry descent and landing team. And again, he's quite calm, surprisingly so, Adam. Pretty calm. You're pretty calm.
ADAM STELTZNER, HEAD, ENTRY DESCENT AND LANDING TEAM: Terrified on the inside.
ZARRELLA: Terrified on the inside, he said. Cool on the outside.
It is amazing when you see these images here. You can see the crowd, Don. It's just -- I've been out here for a lot of these events. All the way back to the s Sojourner Rover in 1997 and then, the Polar Lander Event and others. And I have never seen this kind of a crowd, either media or members of the NASA family and the NASA team all gathered here. This is a huge, huge event.
LEMON: Oh, yes.
ZARRELLA: And this is a major, major event for NASA.
LEMON: It's a major -- this is a big deal. How does it feel to have people applaud you like that, John Zarrella?
LEMON: It must be nice. And John, I'm talking about you.
Hey, John, human exploration of Mars. What does this mean?
ZARRELLA: Well, you know, the robot explorers had to go first. And if they can get this right, it will probably jump start further Mars exploration with robotic vehicles. Right now, there are a couple others on the books but not major missions like a sample return mission, which NASA wanted to do for years. They're still planning NASA for human exploration in a 2035 time frame. But, they're going to have to do a lot more precursor missions, a lot more robotic mission before they undertake a man mission. So this one is critical to keeping up the interest in Mars exploration.
LEMON: Hey, when are we going to know if it's a success? And I ask that because sometimes, you know, Rovers land and with technology it takes -- once it's land landed and they get together, it have to sort of warm up and they get everything in place in the feeds and all that. When do we know?
ZARRELLA: Very quickly. In fact, it will be 1:31 a.m. Eastern time when they expect to get a signal back that the Rover is on the ground and on the ground safely. And remember, it takes 14 minutes for a signal to actually get to earth. So it will already have been on the ground since 1:17, but they won't know until 1:31 that it's actually made it safely to the ground. And it'll come very quickly. Then we'll get a couple pictures. Small, black and white photos. One showing one of the wheels on the Rover and another giving us a little bit of a picture of the gale crater site where it's landed.
If it they don't get those back right away, it won't be a good sign.
LEMON: Technology, technology, 14-minute delay. Imagine that. Sometimes we have a 14-second delay, if that long. It feels like an eternity.
Thank you, John. Third Webster and 350 million miles away. So there you go.
LEMON: Thank you, John. Stand by. We'll check back.
OK. So now more technology from the front lines to your front yard. Look at that. That was live last night in our studio. We're talking drones, next.
LEMON: They can see anywhere at any time. Watching you when they haven't got a clue. That's what the enemy knows of anti-terror drones being used overseas. And this is the image most people have in drones. Large aircraft launched from an airport. They don't think of them like this.
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LEMON: On U.S. soil, small enough to fit into the trunk of your car and launch with the push of a button from thousands of miles away. They're being used by cops.
Here's Rodney for the story. Police in North Dakota used a predator drone to secure his property before going in and arresting him on cattle rusting charges last year. Want a bird's eye view of real estate? Agency using drones to sell property and police are using drones to put the smack down on the bad guys. Getting an advantage from a cheaper option flying above.
And guess what? We had one in the studio with us last night. William Robertson from adaptive flight UAV brought it in. It's a little loud, but it is awesome. Take a look.
WILLIAM ROBINSON, ADAPTIVE FLIGHT UAV: This vehicle here is called a hornet micro, our smallest vehicle. It's basically GPS guidance and on-board flight computer and it can navigate through the air space and providing real-time video.
LEMON: My God.
ROBINSON: It's a really nice platform that can be easily packed in the trunk of a police car and say the police wants to mitigate - the police agency wants to mitigate danger, they can use it.
LEMON: You're looking at that video from -- it's coming from this drone. And so, the concern is that -- because is a useful police departments are using this around the country that the cops or authorities and big brother will be able to peer into your home and all that and maybe your neighbor if you, if you want to check up on your husband or your wife.
I mean, but how - can anybody get these things? Can just I go on your Web site, a new Web site and get one of these?
ROBINSON: Not just anyone can get one. It does require approval, of course, through the state department and multiple levels and there are laws in place that prevent people from spying on one another. This vehicle itself is a useful tool for law enforcement and putting -- serving warrants. It is a safety tool, not for spying and peering over individual's private property.
LEMON: I got to tell you that this is really cool. Don't freak out. I'm stepping out of the light here. But, what are the -- oh, my God. So, what are the limitations here when you can't just go in and say, oh, I want to get one of these and I want to go -- my wife, I'm worried my wife may be cheating on me, you can't do that?
ROBINSON: No. Currently, there are laws in place around the United States and certain areas that you can fly them.
LEMON: But the concern-- go ahead. Tell me about mesa. I can barely hear you.
ROBINSON: So in Mesa County, Colorado, they have a law population density and the appropriate air space of monitor an unmanned vehicle, so, they are currently using them for crime scene investigations and basically surveying accidents.
LEMON: But you said that anyone who is a U.S. citizen can buy one of these, right?
ROBINSON: That is correct.
LEMON: So then, of course, the concern is going to be about abuse. I mean, just because you're not supposed to use it for that, it doesn't mean that people won't use it for that. I mean, you are selling it, but you have no use.
ROBINSON: No. There is also no difference than someone parking a van at the corner of the street and videotaping out the window. This is another tool or another camera platform.
LEMON: Yes. This is really cool. Do you guys, sell a bunch of these?
ROBINSON: Yes, we do.
LEMON: How many, approximately?
ROBINSON: I'm not sure what the number we are up to now. But the department of justice is one of our customers and, of course, the state department has approved some foreign company for purchase also.
LEMON: What would one set me back if I wanted to buy one?
ROBINSON: The entire system, the system, the helicopter, everything you need will set you back about 50k.
LEMON: About $50,000 for a drone?
LEMON: So, if you want to find out if someone is cheating on you and spying on your neighbor, or whatever it is. If you better have a whole lot of money because it's going to cost you a lot.
That is very cool.
LEMON: Not just a gadget. Technology that may soon be in your neighborhood. Stay tuned.
Coming up, we'll update you on the terrible shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
LEMON: Let's get back to the day's top story.
Another deadly mass shooting. This one near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earlier today. Six people are dead. The man who did the shooting also dead. A total of seven people dead. We have been piecing together what we know about the gunman and the weapons used.
Checking in again now, Deborah Feyerick from New York with more on the investigation -- Deb.
FEYERICK: Well, Don, just to recap everything, three people in critical deny. Two of them are now in surgery. A third, we are told, is undergoing what doctors call a complex procedure. They're not releasing the names. Either the police who was shot or the other two who are in critical conditions.
Exhausted relatives and friends, Ted Rowlands reported just a short time ago, were left a building. They were visibly upset, whether it was just the exhaustion of the day or the fact they may have just been notified of the status of their loved ones. That temple, an active crime scene now. Forensic experts are going to be poring through that building to try to retrace the gunman's path.
The gunman is dead. And investigators are combing through all his belongings to see if they can try to find a motive, what would drive somebody to do something like this.
So right now that's where everything stands. But the Sikh community really just reeling at loose ends as to why someone would have done this -- Don.
LEMON: Yes. We will talk about that in a moment here, Deb. But let's talk more about the gunman now, about the weapons recovered. Police won't say on air about the weapons recovered.
CNN, according to our sources, have learned new information about that. What is it?
FEYERICK: Well, they discovered one weapon, which they believe belongs to the gunman. Initially, there were reports of two weapons. One of those is believed to have belonged to the officer what was shot. One gun was recovered, a nine millimeter semiautomatic handgun.
There were as many as 11 to 14 bullets in the magazine, if it was not a longer magazine which would meant that there were even more bullets. And that he fired on those police officers as he was exiting that temple. So not sure whether he had other magazines, why he left, whether he had done what he set out to do.
He's described as a man in his 40s, a white man according to descriptions, and who lived not too far away from the temple. So, that's the home that's being searched now. That's the neighborhood you see there where police and FBI agents have sort of descended. Neighbors were evacuated. They just don't want to take any chances - Don.
LEMON: Yes. You can imagine they don't want to take any chances there, especially after Aurora and that bobby-trapped apartment when we found out from investigators there.
Deborah Feyerick, doing a great job today.
Deborah, thank you for your coverage throughout the day here on CNN. You have been magnificent as well as our other staff members. So, we appreciate that.
Before we go here, I want to take the time to reflect. There's a candle light vigil held for the victims of this shooting. It was in Wisconsin not far away from where this shooting happened, where that gunman opened fire inside the Sikh temple, killing six people and then an officer killed him. Seven people dead. Senseless, senseless violence. These people did not have to die.
It's time for us to reflect about what we're doing and how we can help each other and learn more about each other.