Monday, July 18, 2005
Another Victim of Gun Violence
Some want to take away the right for this mother of four to defend herself and her children. The Kansas City Channel
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police said a woman shot an intruder after he broke into her home near 34th Street and Norton early Monday morning.I wonder if the Million Mom March will add this story to their “A million stories of why we march?”
The man was shot in the head. He is in serious condition at a hospital.
KMBC's Brenda Washington reported that there were four young children inside the home at the time. The homeowner told a friend that she felt she had no choice but to shoot after the man started to break in the door of her infant daughter's bedroom.
"I don't know what happened after that, but she said she had to protect herself and the baby. I understand that," said a friend of the homeowner.
"I think I would have done the same thing if someone broke in on me and my kids. To protect us, I would do the same thing," neighbor Sharon Bedford said.
Neither the woman nor her children were hurt.
Friends told Washington that the intruder was a former boyfriend. The shooting is under investigation.