Combat medic mom fighting for her life after gun battle with intruders


It appears a young mother’s military training and instincts saved her during a brutal home invasion in east Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this week.

21-year-old Semantha Bunce got into a gun battle with two intruders, after they burst into her home on Tuesday.

The two men kicked in her front door, while the young mom was feeding her four-month-old baby boy. The armed suspects appeared at her bedroom door. When they opened fire at the stairwell she fired back, police said.

Bunce is a combat medic with the National Guard. Her husband says that training allowed Semantha to remain mentally focused and calm during what became a fight for her life. Their baby, thankfully, was not hurt.

Doctors are concerned about a bullet wound she suffered in her stomach area. Bunce was shot at least two times.

No suspects have been arrested in this case, which appears to have been a random attack. Police believe the intruders were trying to burglarize the place and thought no one was home.

“It’s a big shock to find something going on like that just a few houses down,” a resident in the Boulder Creek neighborhood said. There have been three break-ins there this year, but none of them led to this kind of violence, according to WSOC-TV.

The community is rallying around the family and has already set up a GoFundMe account to help them with any hospital expenses.

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