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Know This Now: June 11-17

Orlando LGBT nightclub massacre, second arrest warrant in girl's shooting death

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Get in the know, San Antonio. Here are the stories that impact you and some you’ll be talking about at the water cooler this week.

FRIDAY

San Antonio police announced Friday night they are looking for Peter Louis Gonzalez, 22, in connection to the shooting death of Iris Rodriguez. || Trump supporters and protesters lined Fredericksburg Road Friday ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Oak Hills Country Club. People from each side shared their specific ideas and beliefs surrounding the presumptive presidential nominee with KSAT Digital Journalists Ryan Loyd and Adrian Garcia. || Will U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro be Hillary Clinton's running mate? Castro told reporters Friday at the Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio that he has not received a phone call from Clinton about the possibility. But Castro said he's sure Clinton will make the right choice.

THURSDAY

In the two weeks since Iris Roriguez, 7, was shot near Richard Cuellar Park, San Antonio police have asked for leads from the public to find the four people suspected of the crime. An affidavit for the arrest of the third suspect says the biggest tip came from the boyfriend of Rodriguez's mother. || Over a thousand people came together Thursday night to hold a vigil and remember those killed in the Orlando, Florida massacre. || A high-tech high school is on its way to downtown San Antonio with money from H-E-B and help from the local tech industry. The school is set to open its doors in fall 2017 and will be the first in a network of what H-E-B is calling C.A.S.T. schools (Centers for Applied Science and Technology).

TUESDAY

The city of San Antonio and the police union have reached a tentative deal in its contract negotiations that have dragged out for over two years. || A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl. Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Bozeman said Jonathan Campos was arrested at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Clara Lane by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. || Natural Grocers opened its doors Tuesday in  San Antonio giving shoppers focused on organics and healthy choices a new option. The store, located at 13310 NW Military Highway, looks more like a market than a superstore. And, as the name implies, it's all organic.

MONDAY

A 27-year-old Rio Grande Valley man was one of the victims who died in the Orlando nightclub massacre. || If bullets fly and people fall, what will you do? It's the question on many minds following the mass shooting in an Orlando night club. Should an active shooter choose your school, office or the bar you drink at, how do you survive? || Police in Boerne are looking for a man they believe stole items out of several cars about 4 a.m. Monday. || After five decades apart, a woman has been reunited with her high school class ring. Mary Jane Karis, who now lived in Beeville, Texas, lost the rings decades ago when the family owned a cabin along the river.

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Suspect No. 2

Police are on the hunt for another suspect in connection with the death of Iris Rodriguez, 7.

Iris was shot and killed June 1 when she was walking with her mother along San Fernando Street on the city’s West Side.

Jonathan Campos, 22, is on the run. Police got a capital murder warrant for his arrest.

Frank Munoz, 28, is already behind bars.

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For Pet's Sake

About 50 animal no-kill activists gathered in front of Alamo Plaza to raise awareness about preventing pet euthanasia.

The group, Advocates for San Antonio Pets, organized the event in hopes that residents will be more aggressive in efforts to spay and neuter cats and dogs.

ASAP founder DeAnna Lee said if more pets are spayed and neutered, it would provide much-needed relief to overwhelmed animal shelters, such as Animal Care Services. Fostering and adopting pets also helps.

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Nightclub Nightmare

An LGBT night club in Orlando, Florida, packed with 300 people dancing the night away. A 29-year-old man armed with an assault rifle and a handgun.

Once again, a gunman shocks America and the world by unleashing a barrage of bullets on innocent people.

As of Sunday night, 50 people were dead and 53 more were wounded. The gunman, Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was killed in a shootout with SWAT team members. But before he died, Mateen made a 911 call professing allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State.

For the 14th time in his presidency, a somber President Barack Obama delivered remarks from the White House regarding a massacre on American soil. This time, the worst in U.S. history.

Obama's address failed to impress presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who called on the president to resign because he "refused to even say the words `radical Islam"' in his response to the Orlando shooting. Trump has proposed temporarily barring foreign Muslims from entering the country to protect against potential threats.

Like other police departments across the country, the San Antonio Police Department stepped up patrols near LGBT communities following the mass shooting. Police Chief William McManus met Sunday with business owners on Main Street to talk about security.

San Antonio residents gathered at a vigil Sunday night at Crockett Park organized by Texas Equality to pray for the victims and their families.
 

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