Saturday 11 July, 2020

Gunman disarmed by Westmoreland woman

A female resident of Frome in Westmoreland is being hailed a hero after she bravely fought off and disarmed a gunman who had minutes before invaded her home and shot her spouse.

While the neighbouring community of Grange Hill has been cowering in the wake of a deadly attack by marauding gunmen, this brave female decided she wasn't going down without a fight after a man burst into her home on Saturday night, May 5 as she and her partner relaxed.

Police report that a man, who was wearing a mask to conceal his identity, barged into the home and shot the woman’s spouse several times. But before he could escape the scene of the crime, the woman jumped into action and floored the attacker with several punches.

His weapon fell from his grasp during the assault by the enraged woman, who grabbed it and held him at gunpoint until the police arrived.

The wounded man was taken to hospital, where he is in a serious but stable condition, while his attacker is now behind bars facing charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The shooting suspect is reported to be known to the couple.

Westmoreland has been on edge since seven persons were killed in a number of attacks on communities in and around Grange Hill last Tuesday, which the police have linked to a lotto scam-related feud.

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