Woman Pulls Gun, Opens Fire on Alleged Attacker Near a School

Raised Gun self-defense AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

On May 12, a 39-year-old Billings, Montana woman opened fire after allegedly being knocked to the ground in an attack near a school.

The woman “sustained minor injuries” in the attack that took place “about 100 yards from Orchard Elementary School.”

KRTV 3 reports that the incident occurred when the woman walked out of her house to grab her purse out of her car at approximately 11 p.m.

While outside, the woman heard noise and pulled her .380 handgun from her purse. At that very second, a man allegedly stepped out of the shadows and knocked her to the ground.

The woman fired two rounds at the alleged attacker, who fled before she could determine whether either of her shots hit their mark.

Police searched for the suspect but could not find him. The woman said the suspect “was wearing jeans and a dark top.”

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