4 Things You Need To Know: April 17, 2021

Here are the four things you need to know for today (1:16) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - April 17, 2021

Video Transcript


- Here's a look at the four things you need to know today. Number one, more protests in Brooklyn Center. This was the sixth night of protests following the police shooting death of Daunte Wright. Police say the large crowd of hundreds of people started out peaceful, but after the outer fence surrounding the police station was breached, flash bangs and chemical irritants were used to disperse them. Nearly 100 people were taken into custody.

- Number two, an update on the mass shooting in Indiana. Police say 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hall opened fire at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis Thursday night. Eight people are dead and the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hall was a former FedEx employee. We don't yet know a motive.

- Number three, another grim milestone surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The global death toll has passed three million people, according to Johns Hopkins University. To put that in perspective, the toll is equal to the populations of countries like Ukraine, Venezuela, and Portugal.

- And number four, the funeral for Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh died April 9th at the age of 99. He was married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years. She'll be alone at the funeral today as a precaution, thanks to COVID-19. That funeral service starts in just a couple of minutes. The procession is happening right now and you can watch that on television.