A Rancho Cordova mother and her 1-year-old son narrowly escaped grave harm after a hail of shots erupted as the child's father exchanged
gunfire, apparently trying to protect his home and family from one attacker, and possibly two.
The 3 a.m. Thursday exchange of at least six shots on the 9900 block of Palm Grove Drive left at least two men suffering gunshot wounds – one
potentially life-threatening, authorities said. A third man, who sought medical attention for a gunshot wound to the leg, is also believed to be
With her toddler in the SUV, the woman, 28, arrived home around 3 a.m., Ramos said. She pulled her vehicle into the garage. The
Sheriff's Department working narrative describes what happened next: A man or men were either lying in wait within or followed the woman into the
opened garage. She was then struck in the head with an unknown object. The child's father emerged from the house, shooting one or two assailants in
the garage. The woman got back into the SUV and drove off, busting though the partially closed garage door. The male homeowner, suffering a gunshot
wound to the hip, called 911.
When squad cars arrived, they found a battered garage door, the injured homeowner, an unknown man shot in the head and two handguns. But the
authorities have reason to believe that the second man, who sought care at a north area hospital, was also there. A third handgun was found outside
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What the hell. Our country (USA) is so messed up now. You aren't safe in your own home. Well, unless you protect yourself WELL. Even then, just
getting away with your life maybe be a fight on it's own-Like this guy.
I can see it now. She's driving home, calls the hubby up to tell him she and the kid will be home shortly etc... sunny day, things all going well...
And Bam... Mr. Numb Nuts and company decide to take out your family-for whatever reason.
And, if this story isn't enough to convince you, or the 100+ before, let me tell you, WAKE UP.
What got me going on this mostly was the Petit family home invasion/murders:
Ever since then I have stepped up my home security. Recently moving to a better area, more rural and less accessable from the main roadways etc. Got
the wife carrying a weapon-sometimes and now the oldest boy got his first weapon.
I know it may not help depending on the situation but I would rather have a chance to get my hands on my own weapons instead on them not being there
at all. OR waiting for the police to show up. In my case, the nearest cop is about 1/2 away---on a good day. So, you are left fending for
This guy in the story did it. There maybe be more to the story in CA but whatever, don't attack someone's home-Period. With the way it now a days,
you better have your A GAME on all the time.
So, mark one up for the Good Guys. You know the media doesn't report these like they should. These accounts should be held up as Great Examples of
how to protect yourself, family and property.
If you live in the USA, you have the right to own and carry. If you don't, that is your choice but I can tell you this:
You are the only one that can best protect yourself all the 100% time. Don't be a victim in wait, do something.
edit on 6/18/2011 by anon72 because: (no reason given)