Local family of Fort Hood survivor horrified over latest shooting

by: Jenna Deery Updated:


STANLY COUNTY, N.C. - Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, sent a surge of disturbing memories back to families of victims from North Carolina.
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 spent weeks in the hospital recovering and his recovery continues. His stepfather told Channel 9 over the phone 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.