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Cutting Room Floor: CBS Edits Out 911 Call Warning Cops of Gun
Seemingly taking a page out of NBC’s playbook Tuesday night, CBS Evening News edited out part of a 9-1-1 call warning LAPD officers responding to an attack at a Burlington clothing store that gunshots were heard. But, in the course of shooting and killing the attacker, an officer’s bullet struck and killed a 14-year-old girl hiding in a dressing room with her mother and it was discovered the attacker did not have a gun.
Now CBS and national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti did play a soundbite of a 9-1-1 call at the very beginning of the report, but it left out the part about the gun:
[Cuts to video]
9-1-1 CALLER: I had a hostile customer in my store attacking – attacking customers.
JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: 9-1-1 calls and surveillance video captured the chaos and confusion as 24-year-old Daniel Elena-Lopez entered the North Hollywood Burlington clothing store and launched his attack.
Let’s compare that to how ABC’s World News Tonight and Los Angles correspondent Zohreen Shah reported on the shooting.