Police investigate at the scene of a shooting at the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.
Two soldiers who work at a recruiting office in a California mall ran to the aid of two young boys who were shot on Tuesday.
Police were still looking for the suspects, which Police Chief Ed Barberini described as "young males," the Oakland, California Fox affiliate, KTVU reported. Barberini was unsure of the relationship between the possible gunmen and the two victims — a 16- and 12-year-old boy.
Staff Sgt. Isaiah Locklear said the 16-year-old was "laying on the floor" at the Shops of Tanforan mall and saying he didn't want to die.
"That really hit me," Locklear told KTVU. "He didn't want to die. I was telling him he wasn't going to die. I said I was going to stick with him through it."
Another Staff Sgt. rushed to the aid of the 12-year-old victim, who was shot in the leg. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew told the station that there were two teenage boys hit by gunfire being treated; one was in serious condition, and the other was critical.
This Veterans Day, two post-9/11 veterans-turned congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation to have a memorial commemorating the Global War on Terrorism built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a fund-raising fish fry for U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Iowa), Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Hawkeye Downs Expo Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Associated Press/Charlie Neibergall)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On Veterans Day, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is proposing a "veteran-centric" Department of Veterans Affairs that will honor the service of the men and women of the military who represent "the best of who we are and what we can be."
Buttigieg, who served as a Navy intelligence officer in Afghanistan, said service members are united by a "shared commitment to support and defend the United States" and in doing so they set an example "for us and the world, about the potential of the American experiment."
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a Climate Crisis Summit with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (not pictured) at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. November 9, 2019. (Reuters/Scott Morgan)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if he is elected, putting a priority on upgrading facilities and hiring more doctors and nurses for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To mark Monday's Veterans Day holiday honoring those who served in the military, Sanders vowed to fill nearly 50,000 slots for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at facilities run by Veterans Affairs during his first year in office.
Sanders also called for at least $62 billion in new funding to repair, modernize and rebuild hospitals and clinics to meet what he called the "moral obligation" of providing quality care for those who served in the military.