A mother in Charlotte, North Carolina gave a group of armed intruders the surprise of a lifetime when she engaged them in an intense gun battle while she was feeding her child Tuesday morning.
Semantha Bunce, 21, suffered serious injuries after being shot by the intruders, but was able to scare them off by returning fire, according to WSOC TV. Paul Bunce, Semantha’s husband, told WSOC, “I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her.”
At the time of the shooting, their baby was only feet away. Semantha is a trained combat medic with the National Guard, and her husband believes that her training likely saved her life during the gun battle. While Semantha is expected to survive her wounds, she will still need at least one more surgery. (RELATED: Texas Man Solves Burglary Problem By Shooting Robber In The Groin)
Mecklenburg Police Department Capt. Chuck Henson said, “The victim, she made it through surgery and she seems to be doing alright,” and added that the police are confident they’ll eventually catch the suspects who still remain at large. (RELATED: Former Marine Single-Handedly Stopped Four Thugs During Home Invasion)
A GoFundMe page to support Semantha and her family has already raised over $18,000.