Stanly Co. family of 2009 Fort Hood survivor horrified over latest shooting
STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — The latest shooting at Fort Hood sent a surge of disturbing memories back to victims of the 2009 shooting.
In September, Sgt. Matthew Cooke returned home to Stanly County from the military base after he was shot five times in 2009 when Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire.
Cooke was one of 32 wounded. Thirteen others were killed.
Cooke’s stepfather told WSOC Wednesday night Cooke lives with his parents and tries to get along every day, but still lives with the pain of the shooting he lived through.
Now, Cooke’s family said they are horrified again from seeing images of another deadly shooting at the same army base where Cooke was shot.
The family believes Wednesday’s shooting proves to them nothing has changed to ensure security for those who protect us.
Cooke wasn’t the only person from North Carolina tied to the 2009 shooting.
Kimbery Munley is a former Fort Hood police sergeant from the Wilmington area who was shot three times when she and another officer confronted Hasan and shot him before he was arrested.