CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – Kimberly Munley, who was shot trying to stop the gunman at an attack on a U.S. military base in 2009, is expressing condolences for the families of the victims wounded in Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
"It saddens our hearts to learn of yet another attack against our stateside military forces and civilians," Munley said in a statement. "We offer our deepest condolences to the victims, deceased family members and all who had to witness this tragic event. "
Munley was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Major Nidal Hasan during the attack at Fort Hood, Texas in November of 2009. She underwent several surgeries and rehabilitation for serious injuries to her arms and legs. Munley testified during Hasan's trial, recalling the events of how she came face-to-face with Hasan during a gun battle. A military panel convicted Hasan in August of murder and attempted murder and sentenced him to death. Hasan is currently on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas awaiting automatic appeal of his case.
"It's never easy to understand how violence can overcome one's soul to drive them to commit such heinous crimes," Munley continued in her statement. "We all must, once again, pull together as a community and unite in an effort to support those involved. This has opened old wounds for the victims of the Fort Hood Massacre, however we extend with open arms, our hearts and ears to those affected and to be of any assistance whatsoever in the healing of this tragedy. We also commend the first responders for their heroism and quick response and send prayers to the officer who was injured in the exchange of gunfire with the shooter. God Bless."
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