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November 6th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/06/09

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Tonight we have the latest developments on the attack at Fort Hood, Texas.  Plus, Anderson's one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey on her book club selection and more.

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  1. John

    Even if there were warning signs to Maj. Hasans mental state, there was no reason the army should have acted. He had physically done nothing wrong until his rampage.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Morris

    My hearts go out to all victims my have friends in fort hood and i could never imagin what they are going through right now. I'll keep everyone in fort hood and their familys in my heart thoughts

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  3. Marc

    Perhaps this was an act that was meant to make Americans tired of the whole "war" and give up.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  4. Michael

    AndC
    Thanks for your great coverage and your balance, you are reporting what you see/hear we need the truth...rock on dude..

    Mike

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Barbara

    I hope our government learns a lesson about this senseless act of violence. What is wrong with this country when an American Soldier kills his own??? This never should have happend!!! God Bless everyone that was affected by yesterday's tradgedy and God Bless our troops!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  6. Linda

    AC it sounds like you really have this guy pegged

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  7. "dtarr, formerly known as vincent

    @Tatiana Chin, i am also a child of the military and base was often "Home". I still can't imagine how families are coping with the violence at Fort Hood, or any other base.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Diana

    @ edgardo as far as the weapons being on post.there's a post policy that states you're not allowed to bring a fire arm on post eventhough its registered.even if you stay on post and u have a firearm it has to be locked in your unit's arm room.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Emily

    Hasan sounds like someone who was acting suicidal!
    giving away all his belongs, and visiting with those that he would see, (that guy at the convince store, and in the religious dress)....

    November 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  10. James

    I am Canadian and a long-time admirer of the United States and its steadfast support of freedom. My heart goes out to the families of the deceased.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  11. Rebecca

    Thank God for those police officers – I hope that the suspect survives – he needs to face the full justice of the American Court system.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  12. Ricardo

    i believe that no one will ever know what Maj. Hasan's motive was. My heart goes out to the families and friends and anyone who was affected by this tragic/ un-human action. God Bless America.

    -Ricardo

    November 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  13. josh

    i haven't heard any mention of the other "gunmen" that were mentioned to be 'cornered', when the news was first reported. were those reports incorrect?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  14. aliou

    Hi everyone.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Shane

    I wonder why on a military base, it took 2 off base police officers to take down the suspected shooter? Is nobody allowed to carry weapons at the base?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  16. Gary Clemons

    This event will build discrimination against Muslims that will become acceptable unless their US community steps up to help fight terrorism quickly.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  17. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This was incompetence from the armed forces that caused the deaths of these soldiers since when is it the civilian polices job to defened a military base where were the MP's where were the SP's why isnt the company comander siting on court martial charges for incompetence to protect his people .

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  18. Chrys

    I symphasizes with the families of the victims. There is a need to strenghten security in military facilities. Enemies can be everywhere

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  19. Susan

    What is the condition of the shooter? As long as he is medicated i don't think they can interrogate him.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  20. Emily

    @Gady,
    really? Anderson was on Oprah? I wish I had known!
    He could pen another book, if he wanted too....should be interesting.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  21. sally

    Is the commander in chief, President Obama going to visit his soldiers and families? This is such a blow to the military. They need his clear support, not just flags at half staff.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  22. brittany

    i live at a military base. yesterday they made reference to how easy it was to get on base there. the base that i live at is not what i'd say easy to get on. we must have id and our window sticker to even get on base.

    why was it so easy for people to get on post at ft. hood?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  23. Diana

    I can not believe this has happened.I'm a US soldier here on Ft Hood and this has been a day for eveyone here.My heart and prayers goes out to those we have lost due to this tragedy including their families.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  24. Chris

    I don't understand how only one shooter could have done this. If you do the math 100 rounds shot by one man in a matter of 3 minutes breaks it down to him reloading 1 pistol every thirty seconds. And if both hands had a pistol how did he reload. It just does not make any sense at all. Hopefully we get to the bottom of this. God bless all those affected.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  25. Shanna

    Being an army spouse, I am so upset that this guy didn't want to go to Afganastain. He wasn't even going to be on the front lines. He wouldn't of seen any action. Had never been deployed before. Had no wife, children... how could he be so stressed about his orders?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  26. Diane - Albeta, Canada

    Good evening to all.... my thoughts go out to those in Fort Hood who have lost loved ones in such a senseless tragedy.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  27. A. Smith

    Col. Rossi estimates over 100 rounds were fired by the suspected shooter.

    The FN-7 holds 21 rounds of the tiny 223 caliber rounds and he also had a 6 shot revolver.

    Updates to 38 wounded plus 13 dead, with multiple gunshot wounds in some of the wounded and dead.

    The shooter would have had to had at least 5 fully loaded clips for the FN-7, exchanging clips less than 50 seconds for the full time.

    Initial reports estimate roughly 3 minutes of firing, that leaves less than 2 seconds per shot average for over 100 shots

    It doesn't add up Anderson, but given the tiny caliber on the FN-7, any qualified medical staff could readily id bullet wounds from this pistol vs from someone else's gun/pistol.

    In my opinion the shooters immediate commanding officer was fully aware of the perceived hazing, harassment and threats. The Base Command in my opinion is partially culpable in this tragic crime.

    A. Smith
    Oregon

    November 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  28. edgardo

    Will there be an investigation as to how this man was able to bring two guns into secured post? – can any member of the military bring any weapons into the post? – something is not right

    Next thing could be a bomb that could kill a lot more ....

    November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  29. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone. Thank God Sgt Munley stopped Major Hasan in his tracks. Where would he have been headed without her and Sgt Mark Todd doing that? I am very sorry to hear about her wounds.

    I'm having a hard time hearing Sgt Todd. Sorry. Not quite getting who was where when.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  30. Lynda

    I'm concerned about the 100 rounds fired....could some of our soldiers been shot by "friendly fire" as well......how sad...I don't think it was possible for him to reload that fast..especially with a revolver.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  31. carolyn j

    ANDERSON..you and OPRAH...was really funny.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  32. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Glorifying hate on the streets of New York. Sad and Scary.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  33. Emily

    can they not be arrested for "promoting terrorism" or does free speech over ride that? that people that we just saw out on the street.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  34. Kelly

    I'm very interested to hear about any updates on the Fort Hood story. Also, any word about what happened in Orlando? Its been a very disturbing 2 days.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  35. Rebekah

    good evening Anderson!
    can't wait to see the Oprah interview. she seems to have pretty good taste in literature – i loved Night by Elie Wiesel.

    also, really looking forward to hearing more news about the Fort Hood attack – scary stuff. found out today that a woman in my town has a son that was a responder to the shootings... it's terrible knowing things like this can happen here at home.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  36. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    People who are depressed and unbalanced, to the point of shooting at others it is a case of public health as well, a health system so deficit.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  37. carolyn j

    Hello, ALL,

    Wow two day's of nightmares.
    god bless the families and the fallen.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  38. Tatiana Chin

    As a daughter of a Navy veteran, the story about Fort Hood truly scares me. I thought we were safe here in America; I used to live on a military base. Bases are the some of the safest places for people to live in and around, and I feel like some serious boundaries were crossed when this man decided to take the lives of 13 people and hurt even more. This is especially disturbing because this man's job was to give support to the men and women who needed help in their stressful positions. I pray for the families affected, and these people are forever in my heart.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  39. Emily

    @ Gady,
    they were so young and full of promise!
    It was great to see their faces however....they all looked so proud in their uniforms!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  40. "dtarr, formerly known as vincent

    @Gady Mayen Hamilton, CA

    Well said!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  41. Cessy, Chicago IL

    Good evening, Anderson and 360 staff! Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to get more information and to understand what happened at Ft. Hood. It's truly disturbing.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  42. Emily

    Congrads to Sgt. K. Munley! 🙂 (&Sgt. Mark Todd) 🙂
    I hope that she is okay after her surgeries!

    Glad that Sgt Mark Todd was on AC360 tonight!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  43. tracey

    Why is there so much hatred in this world?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  44. Sgt. Dave Gambrell

    Could soldiers be safer on post?

    I am a 100% PTSD Disabled Veteran from Iraq and was stationed and deployed with 101st Airborne Division. I have had the opportunity as a Federal Contractor to be on numerous military bases or posts: Are they keeping soldiers safe? NO! Only MPs and the Government paid security officers have weapons at the gates. If you ...are a soldier on post, and you possess of firearm, you cannot even keep it in your home, you have to turn it in to your unit arms room under lock and key. I humbly believe that the Army should re-look at who carries firearms on post. Maybe First Sergeants, Platoon Sergeants, or Squad leaders who have demonstrated responsibility should carry the military issue 9mm sidearm. This would give more protection than just picking up the phone and calling 911, these soldiers are trained from very beginning in Basic Training on how to use, and understand the responsibility of carrying a firearm. God Bless the U.S.A. My full heart goes out to the families and victims of the soldiers who died serving their country on their own soil!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Michelle

    Anderson please find a way to honor the Ft Hood heroes
    during this year's Heroes program.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Hello Everyone!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  47. "dtarr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson, Erica & entire Team 360.

    Good evening fellow bloggers.

    I have not seen any news today, so am anxious to catch up.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, 360Team, Megan, Martina, and Bloggers!

    Hope that you all had a great Friday! 😛

    The story about Hasan is really disturbing....

    Looks like a great night of news!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good evening, Anderson!!
    Hello David (Indiana), friends and bloggers!

    Again sad news!
    What is happening in people's minds? What violence is this?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  50. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and all bloggers. Just such a tragedy. And so many wounded. I hope we find out that they are improving and will be okay. I really hope this isn't going to turn into a planned terrorist thing where he was influenced by others to plan this. And either way, how did the warning signs get missed?

    November 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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