NEW ORLEANS, LA — An early morning slumber turned into hell on earth for a woman sleeping in the comfort of her bed when a gunman burst into her room and opened fire, The Times-Picayune reports.
If she didn’t have a friend in the house who was armed, she almost certainly would have died.
As The Times-Picayune reports:
Officers were called about 4:30 a.m. to investigate the shooting, reported in the 2800 block of Lasalle Street. According to a preliminary NOPD report, the victim’s aunt heard loud banging at the door and encountered a man who asked for the victim and then pushed open the door, knocking the aunt down in the process.
Once inside the home, the man opened the bedroom door and opened fire on the woman, who police said suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth. Another man in the house, identified by police as the woman’s friend, returned fire at the intruder. It’s unclear from the NOPD report whether anyone else was injured in the exchange.
Paramedics took the woman to an area hospital for treatment. Her condition was not immediately known. Additional details about the shooting were not immediately available.
It’s pretty hard to imagine a non-fatal gunshot wound straight to the face, but that does seem to be what happened. WGNO clarified that the woman shot “on the upper lip,” which is a hell of a place to be injured.
We often talk about how armed thugs turn and bolt when they see an equally-armed response. Clearly, that doesn’t happen every time.
To that end, I cannot more highly recommend the investment of time and money in a good set of training for basic marksmanship, self defense, and home defense courses.
Absorb all the education that you can so when you have such brutal conflicts like these, you and yours can walk away from it in one piece.
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