A young mother fought back against two home invaders in east Charlotte Tuesday morning, sustaining two gunshot wounds in the process.

According to WSOC TV, 21-year-old Semantha Bunce was feeding her four-month-old son when intruders kicked down the front door of her Matlea Court home.

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Bunce — who happens to be a combat medic with the National Guard — sprang into action. She quickly grabbed her home defense gun and met the suspects at her bedroom door.

A gun battle ensued in the stairwell area and Bunce was shot twice. The two suspects quickly fled the home.

“I think it was a shock to the intruders just as much as it was to her,” her husband, Paul Bunce, told WSOC TV. Paul says her training with the National Guard enabled her to stay focused and calm during the frightening encounter.

After she was shot, Semantha climbed back up the stairs to check on her baby. She then dialed 911.

Now, Semantha remains at Carolinas Medical Center, where she is being treated for her gunshot wounds. She still has at least one more surgery to go before she’s in the clear.

WSOC TV says there have been at least three break-ins in the area this year.

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“This investigation is going full force ahead,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Capt. Chuck Henson said. “They’re working it very, very hard and I’m very confident that we’ll have an arrest in it at some point.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Semantha pay her medical bills. Click here to donate.

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