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Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, Chelsea Purgahn
Tiana Carruthers, one of the Kalamazoo mass shooting survivors, pauses during a personal statement at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The press conference was the first time Carruthers has made a public appearance since she was shot four times by alleged gunman Jason Dalton on Feb. 20, 2016.

DETROIT — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him.

Tiana Carruthers spoke publicly for the first time Thursday at the Kalamazoo hospital where she'd been treated after being shot four times. Six people died in the Feb. 20 shootings. Carruthers and a teenager were wounded. The 25-year-old says she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.

Authorities say Carruthers was at an apartment complex playground with several children when a driver approached. Sensing trouble, she moved between the car and children, telling them to run home. Carruthers says it's "what any parent would do."

Jason Dalton was charged with murder and attempted murder, and ordered to undergo a competency exam.