Sunday, November 8, 2015

National Guard Soldier Mom Shot During Home Invasion Recovering

Soldier improving in hospital after home-invasion shooting
Charlotte Observer
BY JOE MARUSAK
November 7, 2015
Semantha Bunce, 21, was shot in her northeast Charlotte home
Husband says she’s doing “a little better”
A 21-year-old Army National Guard member who was shot by intruders in her northeast Charlotte home last week continues to improve at Carolinas Medical Center.

“She’s doing a little better,” Semantha Bunce’s husband, Paul Bunce III, told the Observer in a brief phone interview on Saturday.

Semantha Bunce was feeding the couple’s baby just before 10 a.m. Tuesday when someone knocked on the front door, rang the door bell and then kicked in the door, her father-in-law, Paul Bunce Jr., told Observer news partner WBTV.

Semantha 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 told WSOC-TV last week. “I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” he told the station.

Paul Bunce III told WSOC-TV he believes his wife’s training as a combat medic allowed her to stay mentally focused and calm during what was a fight for her life.

The couple’s 4-month-old son was uninjured.

Paul Bunce III was at work as a maintenance technician at a Matthews apartment complex when he received a call about the shooting from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. He was told his wife had been shot multiple times and taken to CMC in critical condition, according to a YouCaring fund-raising site established by his employer, MAA. The company manages apartment complexes in the Carolinas and 13 other states.
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