Vancouver woman describes surviving shot to face

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Washington-area woman who survived being shot in the face says the last thing she remembers is the barrel of her neighbor’s gun pointed at her as his car stopped alongside hers at a red light.

The Columbian reported that Abigail Mounce described herself Monday from her hospital bed as “really, really lucky.” Her husband, Erich, was with her and raced to a hospital on four flat tires after the Friday morning shooting. He says the Clark County sheriff’s office told him 17 shell casings were found at the scene.

The neighbor, 59-year-old John Kendall, was later found dead. The Clark County medical examiner said Monday the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

During a manhunt, officers shot and wounded an unidentified person who was apparently spotted near Kendall’s vehicle. Police have not said why officers shot that man.

The Mounces and Kendall had been in a dispute over his use of his Clark County property, including renting out bedrooms. They contended the actions violated neighborhood covenants. A court hearing was scheduled last Friday.

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