From http://www.wcnc.com by Erika Hayes, November 4, 2015
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for the gunmen responsible for shooting a young Charlotte mother in front of her baby.
The incident occurred on Matlea Court in northeast Charlotte around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
“I was in the house, my son was eating breakfast, and I heard a couple of gunshots, but at the time I didn’t know they were gunshots,” said Joseph Chambers, one of the victim’s neighbors.
Police say the suspects apparently kicked in the front door and headed up the stairs, and perhaps were surprised by the woman of the house, 21-year-old Sementha Bunce, who was taking care of her little girl at the time.
“She was here with her infant child, the suspects attempted to break into their house, and she interrupted that burglary and was shot in the process. The baby was not injured,” said Hickory Grove Division Captain Chuck Hinson.
The child is staying with a relative while Bunce is fighting for her life in the hospital. Police don’t have a lot of information about the suspects at this time, saying they don’t even know how many people were involved yet.
“I hope that justice I served and whoever went in there to harm this lady and her child are caught and nothing like this in my neighborhood ever happens again,” said Tameka Joins.
NBC Charlotte reached out to Bunce’s husband for an update on her condition, but he declined to comment.