Woman's home shot at while helping son get ready for wedding

A bullet hole is visible outside the victim's mobile home on Friday.


by TONY BURBECK / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 7:01 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A Rock Hil mother says she could have been severely injured or killed if she hadn't stopped for a quick moment with her son.

Margie Trull, 62, was tying her son's tie and checking out his clothes for an upcoming wedding when someone fired a bullet into her bedroom.

"It sounded like a big explosion," she said.

Trull says she would have been in the bedroom if she hadn't stopped moments before to help her son.

The bullet came in around head high and lodged in another wall on the other side of the room.

"If I had not been going to tie his tie and went ahead into the bedroom, it would have hit me. That's what stopped me, because I was heading that way," Trull said.

The noise brought mother and son to their knees, ducking for cover.

"It terrified me," she said.

It also brought flashbacks.

Trull and her son were both shot during a domestic argument in 1994 by Trull's husband.

She took a bullet to the ankle and her son took a bullet to the shoulder.

"(I) thought oh Lord, he's coming back to finish the job like he threatened to do," she said.

It wasn't the ex husband.

Investigators say it's unlikely Trull and her son were targeted - and that it appears someone in a nearby parking lot or apartment complex fired the bullet, based upon the height and angle.

"Some kids got a hold of a gun and started target practicing or something," Trull said.