Seattle Pacific University shooting victim says she's healing

Seattle Pacific University shooting victim says she's healing
2014 photograph of Sarah Williams. Photo courtesy of Williams family.
SEATTLE - A student who was severely wounded in a shooting last week at Seattle Pacific University thanked supporters and first responders in a statement released Tuesday.

Sarah Williams remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition.

In her statement, she said she is healing and getting stronger, but says she has "a long way to go" until she is fully recovered.

"While every day brings improvement, I have a long way to go for full recovery. During that time, I truly do wish that everyone please respect my privacy and that of my family. We are interested in only one thing: being together and getting through this," the statement reads.

Williams said she and her family "send our love and prayers to the other victims and to Paul Lee's family. Also, my heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone here in Seattle, from the staff and my fellow students at Seattle Pacific University, to my roommates and friends, the police, to everyone here at Harborview and to the friends back home in Phoenix who are doing everything they can do to help me and my family."