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Ft. Hood, Texas / Shootings / Hasan #960110

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 06, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas, where Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers, introduced; Hasan’s medical condition noted.

(Ft. Hood: Dean Reynolds) The investigation into the shooting rampage reviewed; scenes shown of the moment of silence at the base, of Hasan at a conference on homeland security earlier this year; photos shown of victim Pvt. Francheska Velez† and police officer Kimberly Munley†, who shot Hasan; details given of possible warning signs about Hasan, including his Internet posting on Muslim suicide and his decision to give away his possessions; surveillance video of him in Muslim clothing shown; animation shown of what happened at the Soldier Readiness Center. [Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CASEY†- says this was a kick in the gut.] [Darnall Army Medical Center EMS director Maj. Steve BECKWITH†- describes the injuries.] [Darnall Army Medical Center chief of medical staff Col. Kimberly KESLING†- comments on Hasan.] [MAN – notes if people observed alarming behaviors they will be held accountable.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Statement from Hasan’s cousin Nadar Hasan† quoted. [President OBAMA – warns against jumping to conclusions.]

(Pentagon: David Martin) The investigation of Hasan reviewed; details given about his opposition to the US war on terror, his shooting practice, the murder weapon, his career; scenes shown of his apartment. [Voice of former CLASSMATE – says he declared the war on terror is a war on Islam.] [Apartment manager John THOMPSON – says religion was everything to him.] [Representative Michael McCAUL†- wonders about Hasan’s radicalization.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The “city” of Ft. Hood described; aerial view shown; statistics cited.

(Ft. Hood: Kelly Cobiella) The difficult day for the Ft. Hood community featured; photos shown of victims Jason Hunt†, Velez, Michael Pearson†, Sgt. Amy Krueger†, Pfc. Aaron Nemelka†, civilian Michael Cahill† and Capt. Russell Seager†; details given about the actions of Amber Bahr†, who carried a fellow soldier to safety despite being shot in the back, and civilian officer Munley. [Witness Pvt. Marquest SMITH††, Pearson friend Jessica KOERBER†- comment.] [Munley’s neighbor Erin HOUSTON†- comments on Munley’s bravery.]

Couric, Katie;
Reynolds, Dean;
Martin, David;
Cobiella, Kelly

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