CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — A 21-year-old mother of an infant son was shot inside her home by intruders who kicked down her door. That young mother, Semantha Bunce, fought back and returned fire.
Bunce met the intruders at her bedroom door and when the men opened fire on her in the stairwell area, she fired back, her husband said.
“I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” said Paul Bunce, her husband.
Now in the hospital with at least two gunshot wounds, Bunce has undergone surgery and seems to be doing alright.
Paul told reporters that his wife is a combat medic with the National Guard, and he feels that her training helped her remain calm during the situation and allowed her to successfully fend off the armed intruders.
Family members say that Bunce will require at least one additional surgery.
Police say the same neighborhood has seen a few break-ins over the past year, although none have have come to such a dramatic conclusion like this. It is unknown whether the break-ins are all related.
We hope that Bunce recovers from her injuries quickly, and also hope that those responsible are captured so they aren’t able to wreak havoc on another family.